Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League

Hounds’ Clayton commits to Finlandia (D3)

Notre Dame Hounds forward Brady Clayton has committed to Finlandia University of the NCAA Division III Northern Collegiate Hockey Association for the 2021-2022 season, the club announced Friday.

Clayton, 20, split his two-year Saskatchewan Junior Hockey career between the Hounds and the Melfort Mustangs, and led the Lloydminster Bobcats U18s in scoring in his final minor hockey campaign in 2018-19.

The Marwayne, AB native was acquired by Notre Dame at the 2020 SJHL trade deadline – Jan. 10, 2020 – in exchange for a player development fee.

Clayton joins fellow Hound Max Messier at Finlandia in Hancock, MI, as he transferred from Concordia University Wisconsin this past off-season. He is the 10th Notre Dame player this off-season to commit to a post-secondary hockey program.