After three years playing junior hockey in the interior, Prince Rupert Minor Hockey product Brayden Horcoff is leaving the interior.
Horcoff, who started the year with the Princeton Posse after winning the 2012/2013 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League championship with the Castlegar Rebels, was part of a multiplayer trade that will send the 19 year old to Vancouver Island and the Campbell River Storm.
“I’m excited for the chance to potentially win another league championship,” Horcoff said when asked about joining the Storm.
“I expect to bring a physical, gritty style of play to the table, a personal goal I’d like to achieve is to get onto the BCHL Island teams’ radar for call up, and this organization helps make that happen,” he stated.
Horcoff has nine points in 12 games this year with the Posse, and Storm associate coach Stefan Jensen said he should bring a different dynamic to the 8-6-1 team.
“Adding a player like Horcoff is huge in terms of success later on in the season and into the playoffs. He brings a physical element and a high compete level down the middle of the ice,” he said.
Horcoff was scheduled to make his Vancouver Island debut last Friday against the Nanaimo Buccaneers.