Posse’s Preston joins WHL’s Raiders

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Princeton Posse goalie Nathan Preston has signed with the WHL’s Prince Albert Raiders for the remainder of the 2023-24 season.

The Penticton, B.C. product went 12-3-0 in 15 games with a 2.47 goals against average and a .920 save percentage. Preston represented the Posse on Team KIJHL for the British Columbia Hockey Conference Prospects Game and was named the Player of the Game for the KIJHL.

During the first half of the season, Preston said he improved his compete level and vision to track pucks in front of his net, became stronger and more mobile. In playing 15 of the Posse’s 27 games, he gained exposure while helping the team win.

“Mark Readman was always pushing us to be our best and made sure we were prepared for any challenges that came ahead,” said Preston. “I am super excited to have this opportunity with the Raiders and I can’t wait to be a part of this new team and develop more skills, while being an asset moving forward.”

Readman, the Posse Head Coach and GM, said Preston was a great addition and helped the team get off to its great start.

“He played some big games and helped push our group to the success we have had in our first half,” said Readman. “He is a leader with his work habits in practice, never taking a rep off and always striving to get the best out of himself and his teammates.”

Readman added that the 6-3, 165-pound goalie is “consistently craving the big moments or games and wants to be the guy his team can rely on.” 

“We could not be more happy for Nathan with this promotion and we look forward to following along with his success in Prince Albert,” said Readman.