A FINAL THNAK YOU AND GOODBYE TO OUR 20 YEAR OLDS – Brenden Saether
The Swan Valley Stampeders would like to acknowledge defenceman and Assistant Captain Brenden Saether for his commitment, dedication and sacrifices to both the Swan River Valley and the Stampeders organization over the past two seasons.
Saether was acquired in the summer of 2019 from the Powell River Kings and was a major part of the Stampeder blue-line and leadership group during his time with the team. The 6’4” 203 lbs right shot defenceman from Abbotsford, B.C., split the previous season with the Surrey Eagles (BCHL) and the Powell River Kings. Saether dressed in 57 games between the two clubs, picking up three assists.
In his rookie season with the Stampeders, the 19-year-old collected three goals, adding three assists in 54 regular-season games. Saether would dress in all three playoff games against the Waywayseecappo Wolverines in 2019-20 before the season was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In nine games this season, Saether collected three assists and was on pace to double his points before the league was shut down in November. He was also named as an Alternate Captain to begin the 2020-21 season.
“Brenden Saether is an amazing young man,” said Head Coach and General Manager Barry Wolff. “Brenden was named as one of our Alternate Captains this year, and deservingly so. He was recently announced as the 2020-21 Swan Valley Stampeder recipient of the MJHL RBC Community ambassador award. He was a huge part of our team identity and was willing to help out in the community at any time and at any event.
“Saether is a big, strong skating defenceman, and was the first to stick up for his teammates during game action. His defensive play was always on point and had a good stick. He also had a solid net-front presence and was a great one-on-one defender. A great kid all around and an excellent teammate. He will be missed in the locker room and we wish him nothing but the best in his future goals.”
Brenden Saether has recently committed to Wentworth Institute of Technology Leopards (NCAA III) in Boston, Mass..
The entire Swan Valley Stampeder Organization would like to thank you Brenden and wish you, and your family, all the best as you move forward.