Bruins Loura, Berger off to KIJHL Prospects Game

Boundary Sentinel
By Boundary Sentinel
December 20th, 2016

Two members of the Grand Forks Border Bruins will be front and center when the Kootenay Conference tackles the Okanagan/Shuswap at the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League Prospects Game next month in Kelowna.

The game is being played January 14, 2017 during the Kelowna Elite International Midget Tournament.

Netminder Tyler Loura and forward Brady Berger have been selected from the Bruins roster.

The 17-year-old Loura has spent three seasons in the Boundary City, compiling an 8-6 record with the second-place Murdoch Division club this season.

Loura, 5’10”, 170 pounds, 3.71 goals against average.

Berger, also 17, has eight goals and 13 assists for Grand Forks in 31 games.

Berger, from Alder Flats, AB, is in his first season with the Bruins.

Grand Forks is currently idle as players head home for the Christmas break.

The Bruins concluded the unofficial first half of the season with a thrilling 4-3 overtime victory over division-leading Beaver Valley Nitehawks.

Chad Grambo scored on the power play to lift the Bruins to the victory. The goal was the second of the game with the man advantage for Grand Forks.

Conner Brennan, Trey Mason and Evan Loura, the latter marker tying the game at 3-3 midway through the third period, also scored for Grand Forks.

The Bruins return to action Friday, December 30 when the Nelson Leafs pay a visit to the Grand Forks Arena. Game time is 7 p.m.

New Year’s Eve, the Bruins host Castlegar Rebels, also with a 7 p.m. puck drop.


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