Heading into the 20th season of junior hockey in Princeton, the Posse are excited to announce two key additions to our Hockey Operations Department.
Liam Noble has been named the new Assistant Coach:
Head Coach Mark Readman had this to say about the addition of Noble.
“We are excited about adding someone like Liam to our staff this year. Liam is a young guy who just wrapped up his own junior career, and I think having someone who can relate to the players and can speak to them having been in their shoes and had team success at this level will be a valuable addition.”
Noble, an ex-member of the Penticton Vees, Lloydminister Bobcat and most recently the Nelson Leafs is excited and eager to join the Posse.
“I am extremely excited and grateful to have been given the opportunity to start a new career with the Posse organization. Hockey is my passion and I am ecstatic to get going after the Labour Day weekend.” Proclaimed Noble. “I’m really looking forward to the opportunity with the club and how our roster is shaping up this season. One of the most improved groups in last years second half, I can’t wait to get behind the bench and look forward to helping this group in their pursuit of success.”
The second addition to the staff is our clubs new Goaltending Coach Tyler Steel. Tyler Steel is also the goalie coach/consultant for the Merritt Centennials of the British Columbia Hockey League. The Vernon B.C native is a KIJHL alumni having spent a season with the Sicamous Eagles in 2009-10 prior to three full seasons with the Merritt Centennials of the BCHL. Following his time in the BCHL, Steel moved on to spend three seasons with Brown University playing Division I NCAA hockey.
“I am really excited about joining the Princeton Posse staff this season. I look forward to helping the goalies and team improve throughout the year and assist as best I can in their pursuit of a KIJHL Championship” Said Steel about joining the Posse this season.
“It was an easy decision to bring Tyler on. His playing background speaks for itself. Having success in our league, the BCHL, and DIV I, we think shows our goaltenders that hardwork pays off. Tyler is the prime example.”, says coach Readman on the decision to bring Steel on board. “Having the opportunity for a BCHL goalie coach to be on our staff, is just another component of us trying to get our players to best opportunities for advancement.”
The Princeton Posse open camp September 6th to 11th with their first exhibition game taking place at home when they host the Summerland Steam Wednesday, September 7th. Puck drop will be at 7:00pm.