Injuries put Brandon Potomak on the shelf for a couple seasons, but now he’s coming back to the ice with the Trinity Western University Spartans.

Ex-Chief Potomak returns to ice with Spartans

Banged up at the end of his BCHL career, Brandon Potomak has been inactive the last two years.

Ex-Chilliwack Chief Brandon Potomak is returning to the ice this fall as a member of the Trinity Western University Spartans.

Potomak started his junior career in the Western Hockey League with the Moose Jaw Warriors and ended it playing 32 games with the BCHL’s Chiefs in 2014-15. He registered 11 goals and 19 assists with Chilliwack but was so banged up after that season that he hung up the skates and hasn’t played since.

But the 22 year old forward has been coaxed out of retirement by TWU bench boss Barret Kropf.

“In Brandon, we are getting a WHL veteran who has great bloodlines of athleticism and leadership,” Kropf said. “Owning a heavy shot and with speed to burn, he will be a great complimentary boost for any line we put him on.

“He will instantly make that line stronger and our team harder to play against.”

Potomak comes from a strong hockey-playing family, with his sisters, Sarah and Amy, representing Canada on the international stage. Sarah most recently helped Canada to a silver medal at the 2017 IIHF Women’s World Championships, while Amy has donned the Maple Leaf twice at the IIHF U-18 Women’s World Championships. Both Sarah and Amy also played together for the senior national team in a two-game series against the USA this past December.

Potomak plays to study business at TWU.