Surrey Minor Hockey Association U21 forward Sahib Basra signs with the Panthers

The Port Moody Panthers today announced the signing of 2004-born forward Sahib Basra for the 2023-24 Pacific Junior Hockey League season.

Basra split the 2022-23 season between the Aldergrove Kodiaks of the PJHL and the Surrey Minor Hockey Association Thunder U21 A1 team. He played 15 games for the Kodiaks, finishing with two assists.

After finishing the pre-season with four goals in two games for the Panthers, Basra looks forward to becoming part of the team. “When I played for the first time with the Panthers, I felt really welcomed. I am incredibly excited since I am sure my teammates and coaches will allow me to develop my skills and be the player I know I can be. The coordination, organization, and integrity of the team is why I am proud to play for Port Moody,” said Basra, who hails from Surrey.

He played for the Thunder U18 A2 team in 2020-21 and spent his entire minor hockey career in the Surrey Association. As a player with experience in the PJHL, Basra hopes to play a big role for the Panthers this season.

“My greatest goal for this season is to be a player who makes a difference, not only on the ice but also off of it. I want to make an impact by contributing my skills, and also my leadership to this team,” said Basra, who describes himself as the type of forward who can play a number of styles. “To someone that has never seen me play, I would describe my game as skilled and versatile.”

Basra joins forwards Wesley Suszezwiez, Marcus Lindholm, Mark Wu, Nicolas Lee, Tristan Lindsay, and Daegun Chong, defenders Tyson Segarty, Lucas Crescenzo, Matthew Kim, and Ethan Chu, and goaltender Ty Angus as 12 incoming players to sign with the Panthers for the 2023-24 PJHL season.