Thunder Cats’ Redding joins MHL Rapids


Adam Redding of the Creston Valley Thunder Cats will play for the Grand Falls Rapids in the Maritime Hockey League this season.

The Spokane, Washington product had 31 points in 41 KIJHL regular season games, and added six points in seven Teck Cup playoff games. It was his lone season in the KIJHL.

Redding said joining the Rapids is a great opportunity for him and he’s excited to get there.

“Thanks to the KIJHL and the team in Creston for helping me prepare,” said Redding.

Redding’s former Thunder Cats Head Coach Brandon Switzer said he became “such a reliable player for us down the stretch.”

Switzer believes that Redding grew a lot as a player and a person and enjoyed a very good second half of the season. Redding’s maturity to his game stood out to Switzer, and not being overly concerned about points as much as team play.

“His defensive play was definitely something that saw improvements and saw him grow as a player. His defensive play really gave way to his offensive game and allowed him to have the puck on his stick more once he understood the systems.”