PRINCETON, British Columbia—The Posse are pleased to announce the commitment of two forwards from Burnaby Winter Club’s top team. The Princeton Posse added ample skill today with these top major midget players that will be donning the Posse logo for the 2014-2015 season. The Posse are proud to welcome forwards Thomas Cankovic and Kyle Bergh.
Whistler, BC native Thomas Cankovic (1997) led the BWC Prep team in goals and was second in total points. Thomas was an affiliate player last season for the Port Moody Panthers (PJHL) and the year before with the Comox Valley Glacier Kings (VIJHL) where then Comox coaches Bill Rotheisler and Mark McNaughton first eyed his talent playing for Whistler.
Also from BWC Prep is Kyle Bergh (1997). Kyle is a very skilled forward who finished third in team scoring last season. A very shifty and mobile forward, who was an integral part of the BWC’s offense this past season. Bergh was affiliated with the Grandview Steelers of the PJHL last season.
General Manager and Head Coach Bill Rotheisler commented, “We are extremely excited to bring these two players on board. We saw them multiple times at spring camps and saw their team play and compete level at the Challenge Cup in Burnaby. In addition to being skilled players with alot of potential, they are quality citizens and will be proud new pieces of the Princeton community”; Rotheisler continued, “We look very strongly at players that play out of the Canadian Sports School Hockey League as they are almost always well coached and already accustomed to an intense schedule where they have already differentiated being a hockey player with just playing hockey”.
Both players were coached by Aaron Wilbur at BWC, former coach with the Penticton Vees (Assistant) and Keystone Cup winning Richmond Sockeyes (Head), who runs “The Coaches Site”. Both players attended the Princeton Posse spring camp that was held this past March.
The Princeton Posse send their thanks out to the Burnaby Winter Club for the job they did in developing and preparing these players for the junior level.