Last Friday Night, Brett Petrie became the 6th Lincolns in history to have his number cemented in history on the Pyramid Centre wall. Petrie’s #44 joins other Lincolns legends Dan Schiedel, Jeff Shipley, Glenn Coghlin, John Rowland, and Gerry Seguin. Just as his fellow honorees did, Petrie had a phenomenal Jr. B career. Perhaps most notably, Petrie holds the Western Jr. B record for career games played with an astonishing 272. This record cannot be broken due to age restrictions since implemented by the league.
Brett got his first sniff of Jr B action during the 2003-04 season, and was drafted the following year in the 13th round by the Kingston Frontenacs. He would go on to man the blue line for the green and white for five seasons, earning the Frank Edye MVP award, and a league all-star team selection along the way. As former coach Merlin Malinowski made reference during the opening ceremony for the former Lincs’ captain, Brett’s hard work will never be forgotten. The determination displayed during his hockey days has carried over into his business life as co-owner of St. Marys Landscaping alongside Nathan Dundas and John De Brabandere, who collectively are the Lincolns’ Puck Sponsors this season. Residing in St. Marys after his playing days with his wife Brittany, Petrie’s number 44 will be displayed at the PRC alongside other Lincoln greats.