Swift Current Innovation Credit Union Wildcats defenseman Kamryn Johnson will be taking her hockey career to La Belle Province next season.
The 5’10’’ homegrown product recently signed a Letter of Intent to join the Bishops University Gaiters for the 2021-22 season. Bishop’s University is an english university located in Sherbrooke, Quebec.
Johnson, 17, is currently in her third season with the Wildcats in the Saskatchewan Female U18 AAA Hockey League. She suited up for four games with the Wildcats in 2017-18 before joining the team full time the following season. She finished with a goal, an assist, and 10 penalty minutes in 28 games in 2018-19. Johnson registered three assists and 30 penalty minutes in 30 games in 2019-20.
“Kamryn is very reliable defensively,” said Wildcats head coach Terry Pavely. “She has made a commitment to making sure she takes care of her defensive responsibilities first. She uses her stick, and her reach, effectively to help her defend. She has a very good shot, becoming an offensive threat in the offensive zone, especially on the powerplay. Kamryn did an excellent job accepting her role as a more defensive defenseman/penalty-killing defenseman in her first two seasons.”
Johnson, who was named an assistant captain this season, was out to an outstanding start to the 2020-21 campaign with two goals and two assists in five games before the season was put on pause due to COVID-19 pandemic.
“She has become more of an offensive threat in her third year. She has more confidence handling the puck, jumping into the play and looking for loose pucks in the offensive zone. She has evolved into a very good leader in her third year and has become more consistent with both her work ethic and execution. She has taken the step that she can be heavily leaned on to play in all situations throughout a game. Her understanding of the game, reading situations and making composed plays under pressure has really grown as a 17 year-old,” said Pavely.