Princeton Posse rookie forward Kassius Kler has signed to play for the Notre Dame Hounds in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League in 2023-24.
Kler was second on the Posse in points with 36 in 39 games, which also ranked him fifth among all KIJHL rookies. The former North West Hawks U18 AAA product was key in helping the Posse play for the KIJHL Teck Cup championship, finishing with six points in 20 games.
Kler, a Burnaby native, is “very honoured and excited” to further his junior hockey career with a prestigious program like Notre Dame.
“I would like to thank my coach Mark Readman and everyone in the community and organization of the Princeton Posse for giving me the opportunity to be able to move up to the next level,” said Kler.
Readman said Kler was an effective first-year player who came in and set high expectations for himself, which was crucial in his development and pushing him to early success.
“It is not easy to come into the league as a first-year player and be a 20-goal scorer and threat every night, but Kass found his groove by filling the net early and made opponents aware everytime he was on the ice,” said Readman.
Kler was affiliated with the Cranbrook Bucks and that helped him see what the talent was like in Junior A. That experience further motivated him.
“We could not be happier to see Kass achieve his goals,” said Readman.