Brett Kinley

Nickname: Kinner 7
Powell River
Favorite Food:
Career Goals:
Make a living playing hockey
Hockey Goals:
College hockey




“Everybody buying in, if we do that we’ll be successful.”

                                                                                    Brett Kinley – January 2017

It’s easy to forget that Brett Kinley is a rookie, he played 6 games as an AP last year and was very effective striking for four points including a momentum changing goal at the Cyclone Taylor Cup.

The final round-robin game was against the 100 Mile House Wranglers. A slow start and the Storm were down 3-0 early in the second. They would make it close but fall short 4-3. However a funny thing happen in that game. Despite the loss, the Storm owned the second half of the game thanks to an incredible shift from Brett. He stole the puck twice in the neutral zone then stole it from the goalie. His sheer determination on the first Storm goal sparked his team and created momentum that carried over to the bronze medal game which they won easily.

The 5’9”, 172 pound, forward grew up and played most of his minor hockey in Powell River. “We won a few tournaments, never made it to provincials, but we had a good time. Every weekend, you’re taking a ferry, up to four times, so you get used to traveling and spending so much time with your teammates is awesome.

The past two seasons, Brett played with the BCMML North Island Silvertips along with current teammates Dawson Frank, Logan Cursley and Aiden Sutherland.

At 17 years old, there were times earlier in the season when Kinner was a healthy scratch and he got through that with an attitude and desire to take advantage of the ice time he was provided. “You have to take every opportunity as you get it, whether it’s going out there making a hit, blocking a shot or just being positive on the bench, you have to make everything you do positive.”

There’s no doubt that Brett is doing what’s necessary to succeed. He has become very proficient on the penalty kill, he’s being called upon for important face offs and he’s starting to pick up some points.

Like so many Storm players he enjoys his Friday night hockey at the Brindy.“It’s unreal coming out on Friday night and there’s so many fans supporting you, it’s just so unreal.”

After a successful season with the Storm, three pucks, #7 has eyes on making the jump to the BCHL and eventually college. He hasn’t decided what he wants to do after hockey but he spent time working with his carpenter Dad and that profession, he says, is a possibility.