Brendan Kerr has committed to the Cowichan Valley Capitals from the Notre Dame prep team. (Submitted)

Notre Dame prep standout commits to Cowichan Caps

For the 2019-20 academic year, he was the recipient of the Père Athol Murray Award

The Cowichan Valley Capitals have added a promising prospect from one of Canada’s best-known hockey factories.

Brendan Kerr, a 2002-born forward from Victoria, was a standout for the Notre Dame Hounds midget prep team in Wilcox, Saskatchewan, this past season, both on and off the ice.

For the 2019-20 academic year, he was the recipient of the Père Athol Murray Award, which is presented by Notre Dame Alumni to a student who best exemplifies the characteristics, principles, and ideals of Murray, the school’s founder, including leadership, communication, inspiring others, and exemplary moral conduct.

“That was a huge honour, to be recognized like that and be able to represent my grad class like that,” said Kerr.

During the last hockey season, Kerr played 44 games in the Saskatchewan Male AAA Hockey League, scoring 16 goals and adding 16 assists for 32 points. Over two seasons in the SMAAAHL, he totalled 48 points in 88 games, and helped Notre Dame win a league title in 2018-19.

The six-foot-one, 194-pound forward likes to play a physical game, and learned to use his size and strength during his time in Saskatchewan.

“He’s an extremely hardworking guy with good size and skill and will bring a lot to our lineup,” Capitals head coach Geoff Grimwood said. “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 room and we couldn’t be happier to add Brendan to our team,” said Capitals head coach Geoff Grimwood.

Kerr is excited to return to Vancouver Island to continue his career.

“I’ve always wanted to play in the BCHL, one of, if not the best leagues in Canada,” he said. “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.”

BCHL

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Beloved Chemainus resident dies at 106

Dorothy Adair adored by the many people she met in the community in two short years

Sudden death leaves Lake Cowichan’s Shanahan family of five children without a father

GoFundMe campaign set up by wife Tiffany’s friend to help during crisis

From theatres to patios, Vancouver Island Symphony plays through the pandemic

A series of pop-up concerts are taking place in various locations from Saltair to Comox

Webinars provide emotional support, training for caregivers

Following the webinars, recordings of the sessions will be available to watch

Duncan model makes quarter finals in ‘Maxim’ magazine contest

Brandee Peart among top one per cent left in competition

Recent surge in COVID-19 cases not unexpected amid Phase Three of reopening: B.C.’s top doc

Keep circles small, wear masks and be aware of symptoms, Dr. Bonnie Henry says

B.C. NDP changing WorkSafeBC regulations to respond to COVID-19

Employers say reclassifying coronavirus could be ‘ruinous’

Baby raccoon rescued from 10-foot deep drainage pipe on Vancouver Island

‘Its cries were loud, pitiful and heartbreaking,’ Saanich animal control officer says

Statistical flaws led to B.C. wolf cull which didn’t save endangered caribou as estimated

Study finds statistical flaws in an influential 2019 report supporting a wolf cull

Windows broken, racist graffiti left on Okanagan home

Family says nothing like this has happened since they moved to Summerland in 1980s

Man arrested for allegedly pushing unsuspecting seniors, jumping on cars at Parksville mall

Cops arrest man after ‘aggressive incident’ at Wembley Mall in Parksville

B.C. man who went by ‘Doctor Ray Gaglardi’ charged with sex assault of teenage boys

The man, 75, is accused of assaulting teenage boys he met through Coquitlam-area churches

B.C.’s potential deficit $12.5 billion as spending spikes, taxes drop

Finance Minister Carole James gives COVID-19 outlook

Most Read