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Kaizen Sports Agency Celebrates Three Clients Signing AHL Contracts For The 2023-24 Season

Penticton, BC - Kaizen Sports Agency, a premier sports management firm, is thrilled to announce the signing of three clients to American Hockey League (AHL) contracts for the upcoming 2023-24 season. These signings mark a significant achievement and exemplify their unwavering dedication.

Evan Polei, 27, renowned for his toughness and leadership abilities, joins the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, the AHL affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers. Having spent two successful years with the AHL Manitoba Moose, the affiliate of the NHL Winnipeg Jets, Polei brings a tenacious presence to the Phantoms' roster. Hailing from Wetaskawin, Alberta, Polei's addition to the team is poised to make a lasting impact.

Kale Howarth, 26, a dependable 200 foot forward, has chosen to continue his journey with the AHL Rockford Ice Hogs for his third consecutive season. Prior to his professional hockey career, Howarth starred for the Trail Smoke Eaters of the BCHL and later the NCAA University of Connecticut Huskies. Currently residing in Red Deer, Alberta, Howarth aims to build on the momentum gained from his debut NHL exhibition game last year, determined to contribute significantly to the Ice Hogs' success.

Seth Barton, 23, a highly promising player and the Detroit Red Wings' 2019 third-round pick, seeks a fresh start as he joins the Hartford Wolf Pack, the

AHL affiliate of the New York Rangers. Barton's move to the Wolf Pack provides an exciting opportunity for him to showcase his skills and develop further under the Ranger's watchful eye. With an unwavering drive to succeed, Barton is eager to make a significant impact on his new team.

Michael O'Rafferty, Senior Managing Director of Kaizen Sports Agency, expressed his immense pride in the achievements of all three players. He shared, "We are incredibly proud of Evan, Kale, and Seth for securing AHL contracts for the upcoming season. Their talent, determination, and relentless work ethic have earned them these opportunities. We have full confidence in their abilities to excel at the AHL level and onwards. Our group is excited to support them on their journey to success."

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Desiree Galitchan

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Kaizen Sports Agency is recognized for its exceptional client representation, strong performance and progressive corporate culture. Kaizen is a Japanese term meaning "change for the better". Our philosophy promotes continual improvement, through a gradual and methodical process. Kaizen Sports Agency stands for quality and passion. Client success is at the heart of our work. For more information, visit



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