Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League


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The Melfort Mustangs are very proud to announce that 2002-born defenceman Kevin Minnoch has committed to the Red Deer Polytechnic Kings (ACAC) for next season.

“Red Deer is a great team that’s always at the top of the standings,” Minnoch said. “Not to mention winning the championship this past season. They play a fast style of hockey and it seems like a good fit for me along with getting a good education. I’m very excited to be part of the Kings.”

Minnoch, a Sherwood Park, Alta. product, spent the last two seasons with the Mustangs. This past season, in 50 games, Minnoch finished the regular season tied for the most goals among blue liners with 13. Along with his 30 assists, Minnoch was third in the SJHL in points by a defenceman. He added six points in nine playoff games.

In the 2021/2022 season, Minnoch played 27 games in the regular season, scoring four goals and adding five assists for nine points. Minnoch added three assists in seven playoff games as well.Prior to his time in the SJHL, Minnoch spent two seasons with his hometown Sherwood Park Crusaders in the AJHL. He played 34 games, scoring one goal and adding six assists for seven points.

The Red Deer Polytechnic Kings play in the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference and Minnoch joins former Mustangs Nolan Doell there as well.