Luke Pierce is proud to be a part of Hockey Gives Blood. Born and raised in Merritt, BC, he played Junior Hockey with the Revelstoke Grizzlies, Merritt Centennials and Vernon Vipers. Luke’s playing career continued at the Royal Military College of Canada where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Psychology & Leadership) and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration.
Soon after leaving University Luke began his coaching career back in his hometown with the Merritt Centennials. He served as Head Coach and General Manager for 6 years before leaving to become the Head Coach of the Kootenay Ice in the Western Hockey League. Following a two year stint in Kootenay Luke joined Canada’s National Para (Sledge) Hockey team as an Assistant Coach during for the 2017-18 season, receiving a Silver Medal at the Paralympic Winter Games in PyeonChang, South Korea.
This most recent role with Canada’s Para Hockey athletes awakened Luke’s inner desire to have a larger impact in promoting the positive impact that hockey can have on daily life. As a fan, player, parent, and coach, Luke has witnessed the unique bonds that are created in the beautiful game and believes that the Hockey Community can share that with the world through Hockey Gives Blood.
Luke currently resides in Edmonton, AB with his wife and sons; William, Bennett and Austin. Luke is currently the Head Coach of the Edmonton Oil Kings.