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Drew Luhowy was four years old when he first laced up his skates and hit the ice.

Growing up in Grandview, Drew jumped on any opportunity to spend some time at the GACC skating alongside his friends. As the years have gone by, Luhowy has fallen in love with hockey and he's already a champion at the age of 12.

Playing with the Grand Plains Hawks, Luhowy helped them beat St. Eustache, 9-3, as they won a provincial championship. Luhowy and the Hawks nearly advanced to their league final before ending up in third place.

To say it was a great season for Drew and his friends would be an understatement.

"It was pretty good, winning provincials was such an incredible feeling," said Luhowy. "It was also nice to finish third in our league. It was a fun year."

Now that this year is over when it comes to hockey, Luhowy will continue to train and have fun with friends. He also plans on playing plenty of golf this summer at the Gilbert Plains Country Club and come the fall, he plans to try out for the Parkland U15 Rangers. As the region's lone AAA team, Luhowy is excited for a good challenge.

"I'm hoping I make it, I guess we will see how things go," added Luhowy.

With a big smile on his face, Drew also finished this season being named a co-recipient of the Brock Pulock Memorial Award. The annual award is given out to members of Grand Plains Minor Hockey during their second of U13 hockey who make a difference on and off the ice. This year, he was named a co-recipient alongside Brynlee Brasch.

"It feels great, I am very honoured to have won the award this year," ended Luhowy. "There are many players on our team that could have won it. I couldn't have done it without my incredible teammates and great coaches."

It's safe to say that Drew is already making a positive difference and he's only 12. It's also safe to say that the Grandview star has a very bright future and this summer, it rolls on at the Gilbert Plains Country Club.