Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League

Koch SUPERU Player Profile: Brett Sweet

Brett Sweet

Koch SUPERU – Change the Way You Grow
Dave Leaderhouse

The sample size is small, but the Kindersley Klippers have to be pleased with how they are positioned between the pipes as 18-year-old Brett Sweet was solid in his lone appearance before play was shut down in November due to on-going concerns with the world-wide Covid-19 pandemic.

While the 5-foot-11, 155-pound Calgary product turned aside 23 of 26 shots he faced in a 3-2 setback to the Nipawin Hawks in that lone start, he also gave the Klippers a chance to win as he stopped everything the opposition sent his way for the better part of the last half of the game.

Sweet made the move to the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League after a strong final season of midget hockey when he went 11-3-4 during the regular season with the Calgary Flames of the Alberta Midget AAA Hockey League. Sweet had one shutout during that campaign and finished the season with a 2.79 goals-against average and .908 save percentage. In the playoffs the numbers weren’t nearly as strong, but Sweet was a workhorse appearing in eight post-season contests.

Being busy is nothing new for the “athletic and quick goaltender” as he saw action in 15 games with the Calgary Bruins U-18 squad as a 16-year-old and was in 19 more contests with the U-16 Bruins in his first season of midget hockey.

Sweet joins Matthew Pesenti as newcomers in the Kindersley goal with Sweet hoping to challenge for the No. 1 spot should the season resume this year. With two more years of junior eligibility remaining Sweet will be looking to the give the Klippers some consistency between the pipes, something that hasn’t been seen with the team since the days of Justen Close and Evan Weninger.