In the second edition of our Alumni Spotlight, we head back to the 2007 and 2008 seasons. From Rhein Saskatchewan, Evan Neibrandt was a strong power forward for the Terriers. Evan was relied on bringing a physical presence on the ice. Being from Rhein, Evan was a local player for the Terriers. He spent the majority of his minor hockey career in Yorkton.
During his career with the Terriers, Evan scored 16 goals, including 3 game winning goals, 16 assists for 32 points while playing 117 games played. Evan saw a bit of time as a powerplay guy chipping in 4 powerplay goals and was also a key member of the Terriers penalty kill. Evan wasn’t scared to back down from anyone and always would stick up for his teammates has he compiled 144 penalty minutes. During the 2008 and 2009 playoff runs, Evan contributed 3 points in 14 games along with 6 penalty minutes.
After Evans junior career, he went on to continue his education and became a teacher. Now a days you can find Evan teaching at Yorkdale Central in Yorkton. Evan is happily married to Kaely Neibrandt and his two boys Charley and Tommy.
Q and A with Evan Niebrandt
Name and years played with the Terriers?
Evan Neibrandt – 2007-2008 & 2008-2009
Favourite memory during your time with the Terriers?
Scoring game winning goal on breakaway, late in third period of game 6 to beat Estevan out of playoffs in 2008.
First game called up to play at age 16 against North Battleford. Both teams were tied for first place in the league at the time. Played on a line with Chris Korchinski & Jason Wagar.
Toughest SJHL opponent and hardest rink to play in?
Humboldt Broncos were an absolute powerhouse. Won the league three straight years…I don’t think I was ever on a team that beat them…definitely never in their own barn.
How did your time with the Terriers help get you to where you are today?
Learning to take direction from an authority figure (coach), work together with teammates towards a common goal, and build relationships with others from different backgrounds are all important skills that you work on playing Jr hockey and have definitely helped to shape the person I am today.
Favourite TV show or movie?
Wedding Crashers/Old School
What are you up to these days?
Live in Yorkton with my wife and two boys. Teach at Yorkdale Central School.
What are your plans for the next 3-5 years?
Be the best father I can be.
Favourite athlete of all time?
What are some of your hobbies?
Playing fastball, hunting
Favourite sport other than hockey?