Muc ensures Steelers maul Kodiaks

Steeler goalie Nicholas Muc faced 30 shots Nov. 26. (Alistair Burns / Grandview Steelers)

Grandview’s third-string netminder picks up second win of season

Kassius Kler joined the Steelers from the Notre Dame Hounds. (Alistair Burns / GRA Steelers)


BURNABY WINTER CLUB – In the past week, the Steelers have won four in a row – and their veterans have proven their worth.

The fourth victory came Nov. 26 when Grandview raced out to a 4-0 lead and then defeated the Aldergrove Kodiaks 6-3 in a back-and-forth contest.

With the win, the Steelers have a record of 13 wins, nine losses and two shootout losses for a total of 28 points – fifth place in the seven-team Tom Shaw Conference.

Against Aldergrove, Steeler Kassius Kler notched two goals. The 19-year-old from Burnaby took the long way home to Grandview when he was acquired five weeks ago from the Notre Dame Hounds, a junior team in Saskatchewan.

Kler compared the two style of junior hockey – overall, his Prairie opposition was larger young men skating at a faster pace – and he has thrived with 12 points since his debut in Pacific Junior play.

“I bring hard intensity,” Kler added.

Steeler Ryan Sullivan recorded three assists Nov. 26. (Alistair Burns / GRA Steelers)

Muc goes old school

Between the pipes, Grandview third-string goalie Nicholas Muc, 17 recorded his second win of the season as he gave up three goals on 30 shots.

His most impressive save came halfway through the second period when Muc used all of his five-foot-eleven frame to push off from the left post and then stacked his pads to rob the Kodiaks.

“It’s difficult but I’m just trying to work every day to get better,” he reflected. “Grandview’s really giving me a chance to do that.”

Milne continues to score

Grandview veteran Tanner Milne scored the first and sixth goal for the Steelers off point-blank plays in front of Aldergrove goalies Kyle Spak and Lochlan Abell.

Milne has 10 points in his past five games. At press time, Nov. 26, Milne led the black-and-gold with 17 goals and 29 points.

Inside Steeltown post-game interviews

Kassius Kler chats about his journey to Grandview.

Nicholas Muc on the camaraderie between him and the two other netminders in the dressing room.