The Cowichan Capitals are excited to announce the commitment of 2002 born forward Brendan Kerr from the Notre Dame Hounds Midget Prep team. Brendan is from Victoria, British Columbia, but has spent the past two seasons at Notre Dame, playing in the Saskatchewan Male AAA Hockey League. This past season the 17 year old had an even 16-16-32 in 44 games played with the Hounds, and totalled 48 points in 88 career SMAAAHL games.
“I’ve always wanted to play in the BCHL, one of if not the best leagues in Canada, so when Cowichan approached me I took it right away. I feel like it’s a great fit for me, and I can stay close to home” said Kerr.
Standing at 6’1″ Kerr knows his size is an asset and likes to play a physical game, saying that his time in Saskatchewan taught him how to use his size and strength.
“He’s an extremely hardworking guy with good size and skill and will bring a lot to our lineup. When speaking to his former coaches, the main theme that kept coming up was his leadership and his character. This is the type of player we want to bring into our dressing and we couldn’t be happier to add Brendan to our team” said Capitals Head Coach Geoff Grimwood.
Kerr had off ice success at Notre Dame as well, as he was the most recent recipient of the school’s Pere Athol Murray Award, given out by the Notre Dame Alumni to a student who over the academic year best exemplifies the characteristics, principles, and ideals of the founder of Notre Dame College. Some of the terms of reference for the award include a student who: demonstrates leadership through deeds and actions, communicates effectively and inspires others, and shows exemplary moral conduct among other things.
“That was a huge honour, to be recognized like that and be able to represent my grad class like that” said Kerr.
Welcome to the Cowichan Valley Brendan!
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