Mr. Speaker, it is my great pleasure to rise today to congratulate Brendan Nickerson, a young man and a rising hockey star from my riding of South Shore—St. Margaret's.
Brendan is a 15-year-old Cape Sable Island resident, who is the only Nova Scotian hockey player selected to play for Team Canada at the youth Olympics in Innsbruck, Austria.
Team Canada beat the United States 7-5 on January 21 and brought home the bronze medal.
In 2011 Brendan also played for Team Nova Scotia in the Canada Games in Halifax. There he won an under-16 gold medal, an even greater achievement since he was the youngest player on the team.
Brendan has also played defence for the Canadian Tire South Shore Mustangs for the past two years.
I congratulate Brendan on his exciting hockey victories. I wish all the best and good luck to him and his family.