Rebels’ Dann signs with SJHL’s Bruins


“Nathan is a very skilled player that is very creative and put up some impressive numbers for a seventeen-year-old playing in the KIJHL,” said Estevan Bruins Head Coach Jason Tatarnic of Castlegar Rebel Nathan Dann, who he recruited to play for his team for the 2022-23 season in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League.

Last season Dann, 17, scored 19 goals and put up 29 points in 42 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League games for the Rebels, and added three goals and five points in six Teck Cup playoff games. In 2021-22, Dann had three points in three games.

“We feel Nathan has the ability to be a very good player at this level and a player that can contribute offensively,” said Tatarnic on “Nathan had options for this season and we are very happy he decided to play in Estevan.” 

Dann said he is grateful for the opportunity to step up and play Junior A hockey with the Bruins organization. 

“It has been a privilege to play in such a high quality league as the KIJHL,” said Dann, a Trail native. “It has helped me to improve my competitive game, speed and prepare for playing at the next level.”

Dann thanked the Rebels organization for helping him develop into a player for the Junior A level.

“Nathan is a very hard-working player with a lethal shot. He was an exceptional player for us and contributed in every situation he was put in,” said Rebels Head Coach and GM Arnie Caplan. “His athleticism and love for the game will continue to lead him as he climbs the hockey ladder.  We wish Danner all the best as he heads to Saskatchewan to play in Estevan.”