By Craig Stein
TERRIER 20-YEAR-OLDS TOGETHER AGAIN IN ACAC
Yorkton Terrier graduating forwards Jared Legien and Branden Klatt enjoyed great offensive success on the same line in their 20-year-old junior seasons, and they’ll look to pick things up where they left off, when they both suit up in Edmonton in fall for the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology.
Klatt’s commitment came shortly after the season, which saw the Terriers beat Notre Dame in the Wild Card Series, and upset the top seeded Nipawin Hawks in seven games, before bowing out to the eventual champion Battlefords North Stars in the league semis.
Legien made his commitment official a couple weeks later after weighing his post-secondary options. Legien and Klatt both spent the bulk of their junior careers in the Western Hockey League, where Legien was fortunate enough to play in last season’s Memorial Cup with the host Regina Pats, after also spending time in Kootenay and Victoria, and a handful of games in Vancouver in the middle of this season. In two seasons as a Terrier (plus one game as an AP), Legien put up 66-goals and 123-points in 96-games.
Klatt spent only his 20-year-old campaign in Yorkton after a WHL career that took him to Edmonton and Moose Jaw. He racked up 28-goals and 65-points this season.