A year of experience has definitely made a world of difference for 19-year-old Brett Neumeier as the sophomore forward has already shattered his point’s production from a year ago and as a result has helped the Kindersley Klippers remain in a battle for a playoff spot.
The 6-foot-1, 183-pound forward from Kerrobert had one stretch in late November and early December where he registered 10 points in a seven-game span giving him three goals and 16 assists in 36 games before the Christmas break.
Those results are more than double the nine points he posted in 41 games last season and while he cooled off somewhat over the final handful of games before the break his continued improved play is going to be leaned on heading down the stretch.
Prior to making the move to the Klippers last year, Neumeier spent two seasons with the Tisdale Trojans of the Saskatchewan Midget AAA Hockey League. Neumeier dressed in every game during his tenure with the Trojans and in 88 games collected 28 points.
After spending two seasons with the West Central Bantam AA Wheat Kings, which resulted in Kindersley selecting him in the third round of the 2015 SJHL bantam draft, Neumeier enjoyed a successful campaign with the Unity Midget AA Lazers when he posted 25 points in 28 games.
Getting into the post-season is going to be a battle right down to the final slate of games and Neumeier is expected to be playing a key role in helping the Klippers extend their season beyond the end of the regular schedule.