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Princeton Posse win playoff game hours after learning of coach's death

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Princeton Posse assistant coach and former player Morton Johnston was killed in a motor vehicle crash yesterday. He was 25 years old.

The KIJHL team learned of Johnston's death late yesterday afternoon, March 26, just a few hours before their conference championship-clinching Game 6 win in Revelstoke, according to a media release from the league.

The team made the decision to play in Morton’s honour with the support and encouragement of his family, the release said.

Before he was an assistant coach, Johnston played 168 regular season and playoff games in the KIJHL over four seasons between 2014 and 2018.

“He was a tenacious and energetic player and beloved teammate,” the league said in the release. “The KIJHL offers its deepest sympathies the Johnston family, the Posse organization and the community of Princeton.”

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