by Contributor on Monday Mar 27 2023
The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League is saddened to share news of the passing of Princeton Posse assistant coach Morton Johnston, who perished in a motor vehicle accident on Sunday.
Prior to serving as a coach with his hometown team, the Princeton, BC product also suited up for the Posse in 159 regular season games over four seasons from 2014-2018. He was a tenacious and energetic player and beloved teammate.
The Posse received the news around 4:30 p.m. on Sunday prior to their conference championship-clinching Game 6 win in Revelstoke and made the decision to play in Morton’s honour with the support and encouragement of his family.
The KIJHL offers its deepest sympathies the Johnston family, the Posse organization and the community of Princeton.
Princeton now meets Kimberley Dynamiters in the KIJHL Final.