Brusse tapped as top defenseman in the KIJHL

Noah Brusse | Robert Marsh photo

Princeton Posse veteran blueliner Noah Brusse, earned the Top Defenceman Award. The 20-year-old from Whistler had a career season with 12 goals and 39 points in 47 games. In 177 career games, Brusse has 20 goals and 83 points to go with 281 penalty minutes.


Brusse’s coach, Mark McNaughton said this about him, when he became the Posse’s all-time franchise leader in games played.


“Noah has grown a tremendous amount in his time here.  Year one he was coming to us asking if he was going to play or not. Year two was full of big hits, trips to the penalty box and frustrating talks about managing his offensive expectations,” said McNaughton. “Year three Noah’s role really grew into a top pair defenceman at our level and with that he had to manage the workload and to learn how to be mentally tough even when he was exhausted.  His focus this season has been about pushing his team to win since day one and we see the impact that has on his teammates everyday.”