Kam River bolsters back end

November 10, 2021

As they contend for the lead in the Superior International Jr. Hockey League, the Kam River Fighting Walleye has added another seasoned skater to its corps of defensemen.

2001 birth year defender Kersey Reich is headed to Kam River from the Nipawin Hawks of the Saskatchewan Jr. Hockey League in a cash exchange. The 6-foot-2, 190 pound Reich has played in the Saskatchewan loop since 2019-2020 when he debuted with the Estevan Bruins and put up 14 points in 40 games from his blue line post.

“We are very excited to be bringing in another veteran presence on the back end to assist an already steady core,” said Kam River general manager Kevin McCallum. “When Nipawin reached out to us about Kersey it was a quick decision to make the deal. We are excited as an organization to be adding another quality player and even better person.”

Reich is expected to make his Kam River debut this weekend when the second place Fighting Walleye, which has a record of 8-2-1, plays a home and home series with the 2-7-0 Fort Frances Lakers.

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