Kieran Rennie is the newest player on Newbridge Academy’s PeeWee Major team!
Kieran Rennie says he is very excited about his upcoming year at Newbridge Academy for many reasons! Two years ago he was introduced to the school while playing Hockey in PEI, and set a goal of attending one day. He starting playing hockey at 6 years of age in Summerside PEI, he developed a passion for the game with a focus on skating. He soon decided that he wanted to play defence and strived to play the game like his professional role models: Paul Coffey, PK Subban and Kris Letang. Kieran then went on to play with the Mid-Isle Matrix, in Atom AAA they achieved an undefeated regular season and went on to win the PEI Provincial Championships.
At a young age Kieran also had an interest in Boxing and Martial Arts. He now holds belts in both Taekwon-Do and Karate. Kieran won gold at the Shinkyokushin Karate Atlantic Canadian Championships with an undefeated record in the sparring competition. Today he trains at both City of the Lakes Boxing Club and McKenna’s Taekwon-Do, he endeavours to achieve a black belt and continue to compete in ITF Taekwon-Do.
Kieran also enjoys participating in cross country. He finished first in his regional qualifiers then went on to a 7th place finish in the PEI Cross Country Championships, representing Miscouche Consolidated School.
In his first year in Nova Scotia he attended Brookhouse Elementary School. He earned top marks and won the 2016 Citizenship Award. While at Brookhouse he also participated in the guitar club and was selected to represent his school at WE Day.
In his downtime, Kieran likes to spend time with his friends from school, hockey and the neighbourhood. He likes biking, taking his dog for runs and would like to try golf someday. One of his favourite weekend get-a-ways is going to his cousin’s dairy and potato farm in PEI, where he helps with the cows and the harvest.
“Kieran is a smart and offensive minded defence man, he is not afraid to jump up in the play or pinch down the wall to keep the puck in. His skating allows him to get back quickly and react to the situation in his own end. A very polite kid to coach and someone who I would I always enjoy having on my team.” ~ Zachary Shannon, VREDs Prospect, Director of Programs, 2004 VREDs Head Coach, UNB Varsity Reds player – 2016 CIS National Champions~
Kieran is thankful to his parents, teachers and coaches who have helped him develop and achieve his goals. He looks forward to representing his new school with pride, effort and determination.
Welcome to Newbridge Academy, Kieran!
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