PHOTO: BC born sniper Braden Saretsky is bringing his goal scoring prowness to Canmore next season.
The Canmore Eagles are extremely pleased to announce that 19-year-old forward Braden Saretsky has agreed to join the club for the upcoming 2015-16 Alberta Junior Hockey League season.
Saretsky played for the Kimberly Dynamiters of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League last season and led them to the championship title scoring 18 goals and adding 11 assists in just 22 playoff games. During the regular season, Saretsky registered 41 points (14 goals and 27 assists) in 25 games played.
“Braden is a dynamic offensive hockey player who has a tremendous shot,” said Kimberley Dynamiter Head Coach Jerry Bancks. “He is very strong on the puck and is a real threat on the powerplay. Braden plays a very feisty and aggressive game and always wants the puck. I’m very happy for him that the Canmore Eagles will give him an opportunity to play Junior A hockey and potentially earn a US scholarship.”
The 5’11, 180 lb. Saretsky is a native of Kelowna, BC but is more than happy to play Junior A Hockey in Alberta.
“I’ve wanted to play Junior A hockey my whole life and I’m very excited about the opportunity to play in the AJHL,” said Saretsky, who plans to write his SAT’s in June. “My coach Jerry Bancks told me to go play for a team that likes you, and Andrew Milne showed some real commitment to me, so that’s where I’m going to play. I’ve visited Canmore as a kid and really liked what I saw. I can’t wait to get there and start the season.”
“Everyone wants a winner on their team and Braden is a winner,” said Eagles Head Coach and General Manager Andrew Milne. “Braden is a hard working, committed player and we are thrilled that he is coming to join the Eagles. Jerry runs a very good hockey program down in Kimberley, so I’m confident that Braden can successfully make the jump to Junior A hockey.”