Luke Pierce is in his first season as Assistant Coach of the Edmonton Oil Kings. He joined the team after serving as assistant coach for Canada’s Paralympic Sledge Hockey Team, capturing silver at the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games. Pierce also served as an assistant coach for Team Canada Red at the 2017 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge, helping guide the team to a second place finish.
Prior to his roles with Hockey Canada, Pierce spent two seasons (2015-17) as Head Coach of the Kootenay ICE (WHL) and more than five years as Head Coach and General Manager of the BCHL’s Merritt Centennials.
As a player, the Merritt, BC native played in 161 games with the Centennials and Vernon Vipers. He closed out his playing career spending five seasons with the Royal Military College (U SPORTS) in Kingston, ON.