Just as soon as he joined the Kindersley Klippers, goaltender Brenden Mills is gone. Today the Klippers announced they have released the 18-year-old netminder after only three games on the roster.
Mills, a native of Kelowna, B.C., joined the Klippers after being acquired from the Weyburn Red Wings late last week. His future with the team wasn’t expected to be long as he was essentially an emergency backup to starting netminder Tyrell King following an injury to Evan Weninger.
Head coach/general manager Rockie Zinger attempted to recall goaltender Brett Pongracz on an emergency basis, but Saskatchewan Hockey Association restrictions prevented him from doing so, which forced his hand into acquiring Mills.
For now, Mills has been given his outright release, though Zinger said he will continue to look for hockey opportunities closer to home on behalf of Mills.
The release of Mills indicates Weninger, who missed time with a concussion, will return to play this weekend as the Klippers hit the ice for a home-and-home series with the Battlefords North Stars.