The KIJHL has confirmed the death of the Princeton Posse’s assistant coach.
Morton Johnston died in a motor vehicle accident on Sunday.
The 25-year-old was from Princeton and played for the Posse from 2014-2018 before joining the coaching staff.
“He was a tenacious and energetic player and beloved teammate,” said KIJHL officials in a release.
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According to the KIJHL, the Posse received the news around 4:30 p.m. on Sunday hours before Game 6 against the Revelstoke Grizzlies.
The team decided to play in Johnston’s honour with support from his family.
The team won 2-1 to advance to the Teck Cup Finals.
“The KIJHL offers its deepest sympathies to the Johnston family, the Posse organization and the community of Princeton.”