Caedon Bellman played two seasons with his hometown North Okanagan Knights. He now feels ready to move on with the Red Lake Miners in Ontario. AE Images photo
Caedon Bellmann is joining the Red Lake Miners of the Superior International Junior Hockey League next season.
The Armstrong native played two seasons with the North Okanagan Knights, earning six wins in 37 games. Last season he had one win and 14 losses to go with a 4.78 goals against average with a .863 save percentage as he backed up Sean Kanervisto. Bellmann says he had some ups and downs during the season.
“I learned and improved my game a lot especially after Christmas break,” says Bellmann. “I gained more confidence and with that my play took a huge leap.”
Bellmann joined the Knights as an affiliate at 14-years-old getting the chance to practice with the team twice a week. He says that was great to work with players up to six years older.
“Playing in Armstrong was great as I could still live at home and be with my friends and family and had great support from the community,” he says. “I have taken huge steps in the mental and physical part of the game as I have matured over the last two years.”
Bellmann says his time in the KIJHL has fully prepared him to take the next step to junior A. He learned a lot of what it takes mentally and physically, especially just training and being on the ice more.