Reigning Coastal Conference Champions
5-time BCHL Finalists
5-time Coastal Conference Champions
The Powell River Kings Junior "A" Hockey Club actively recruits players from all over North America. Powell River is a hidden gem that allows players to concentrate on hockey and school, where there are no big city distractions. The scouting staff are in search of that special player who has the goal of playing at the highest level hockey he can and is willing to commit to our program. The program will provide all the necessary tools to assist your development.
Powell River is one of the most beautiful communities to live. You can find out more about Powell River by visiting: www.discoverpowellriver.com.
If you are interested in playing for the Powell River Kings please email one of the Coaches or Scouts in your area.
Powell River, BC
Tel: 604-485-7550 Fax: 604-485-7530
The Powell River Kings Society believes in operating in the capacity of a "service club". This means contributing to the betterment of our community on a daily basis, being accountable to the community in areas such as volunteer work with youth groups and charities and providing top-notch hockey on game nights. Kings players are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that reflects positively on themselves, their team and the community.
We want to make the players experience something that will bring a lifetime of memories and we believe that through dedication, discipline and responsibility, we will make this experience a reality with the Powell River Kings.
The Kings are committed to promoting players towards furthering their education through hockey, if that is their desire. Regular contact is kept with many post-secondary institutions in the United States and Canada and players will be provided every opportunity to further themselves towards their goals. Powell River houses a campus of the Malaspina University www.pr.mala.bc.ca, which offers university transfers and credit courses.
One secondary school also serves the area. Regular contact will be kept with the schools to ensure satisfactory performance. Parents will be provided with updates of their son’s progress at regular intervals if it is requested.
A KING'S PLAYER’S LIFE
All players will be expected to keep occupied in their non-hockey time either by going to school or by working. The team provides assistance in securing part-time employment for those who do not go to school. We also keep regular contacts with schools and employers to ensure that player's non-hockey time is productive. Because of our busy schedule, there will only be one or two days per week that will not have some sort of team-related activity scheduled.
Players will be allowed to leave Powell River to visit their family as long as their billets and management are aware of their plans and that it will not interfere with the team schedule.
The BCHL is renowned as one of the top training grounds in North America for players who desire to further various aspects of their lives through hockey. A primary emphasis of both the BCHL and the Kings is education and we strive to ensure that players retain their priority.
SCHEDULE & TRAVEL
All BCHL teams play a 60 game schedule against 2 divisions; Interior and Island. The Kings schedule of games and practices will see us on the ice an average of 5.5 times per week. The Kings travel as a team on a team bus, equipped with all amenities including TV's and a DVD player.
"Success always comes when preparation meets opportunity"
The Kings enjoy their own team-coloured dressing room with direct access to the Hap Parker ice surface. It also features a medical room for physio and other treatments during the season.
Powell River's recreational facilities are unparalleled for a community this size. The recreational facility centrepiece is the Recreation Complex located at the centre of the community in Westview.
The Complex has two adjoining NHL-sized ice sheets: a 1500 seat arena and a 150 seat rink which provides space for figure skating, minor hockey and recreational skating. The Complex also houses a 25-metre swimming pool with an adjoining shallow free-form children's pool. The children's pool has a number of fixtures that squirt water, slides and other fun features.
There is also a hot pool for adults; a sauna adjoins the hot pool area. Two air-conditioned fitness rooms offer Apex strength training equipment and Olympic free weights and space for aerobics or fitness classes. One of the featured areas of the Complex is the Evergreen Theatre, which is home to a number of productions and cultural events during the year. The theatre can be partitioned with a folding wall making for a small theatre seating 275 people or a larger one with seating for 725 people. The building offers five meeting rooms suitable for up to 150 participants.
The Recreation Complex is also home to a horseshoe pits and a skateboard park. In addition to the Complex, the Community Services department manages a number of playing fields throughout the region, mostly on school grounds. There are activities at Sunset Park in Wildwood, DA Evans Park in Cranberry, Timberlane Park in the Townsite, and at Gordon and Manson Parks in Westview. Soccer and rugby are the primary winter activities on these fields, while during the spring and summer, many baseball and softball leagues make use of the facilities.
Powell River has gained fame as Canada's Diving Capital. Scuba divers from all over the continent come to dive and enjoy the unmatched beauty of the clean, clear waters in the area. There is even a three-metre tall bronze mermaid statue sunk in 25 metres of water near Saltery Bay Provincial Park.
The Kings are lucky to have a fantastic high school and college. We are strong supporters of continuing education. Jamie Burt is our Educational advisor and can answer any questions you may have. He is a past player who went onto receive a full scholarship to the University of North Dakota and then returned to Powell River permanetly to reside, and is currently the Principal of a local elementary school. Please check out the following websites for more information about the schools:
Brooks Secondary School
Here are some of the Powell River alumni:
Hometown: Powell River, B.C
Defenseman Brad Bombardir started playing hockey at the age of five and participated in junior hockey with his hometown Powell River Paper Kings of the BCJHL for two years before enrolling at the University of North Dakota in 1990-91. He played with the school for four years. During his sophomore year at North Dakota, Bombardir was chosen to represent Canada at the 1992 World Junior Championships.
Bombardir was originally selected in the 1990 NHL Entry Draft by the New Jersey Devils in the third round, 56th overall. Following the completion of his NCAA playing days at North Dakota he joined the Devils AHL affiliate in Albany where he played exclusively for three years before getting a chance at playing with the Devils in 1997-98 when he dressed for 43 games. His presence with the team increased to 56 games the following year. Bombardir remained in the Devils' organization for another season winning the Stanley Cup before being traded to the expansion Minnesota Wild in the summer of 2000 and went on to play parts of four seasons with the Wild before being acquired by the Nashville Predators in the latter stages of the 2003-04 season.
Born Nov 29 1986 -- Calgary, ALTA
Height 6.00 -- Weight 180 -- Shoots L
Presizniuk led the Dutchmen in scoring last season with seven goals and 18 assists, becoming the first freshman to be the team’s top scorer since Chris Ford in 1993-94. Presizniuk had five multipoint games, including a career-high three-point effort (all assists) at Quinnipiac Nov. 30. He was named to the ECACH All-Rookie team, and won the team’s most valuable and rookie of the year awards. Played three seasons for the Powell River Kings of the British Columbia Hockey League … Recorded 212 points with 86 goals and 126 assists in 166 games … Served as an assistant captain in 2006-07 … Named the team’s Rookie of the Year in 2004 … Led the team in scoring in 2006-07 with 101 points on 45 goals and 56 assists in 64 games … Named the team’s MVP … Played in the 2007 BCHL All-Star Game.
Hometown: Hope, British Columbia
Jeff Hoggan was born February 1, 1978 in Hope, British Columbia. A free-agent signing of the AHL's Worcester IceCats in the summer of 2004, Hoggan played three years at the University of Nebraska-Omaha, where he registered 99 points along with 252 penalty minutes. Named to the CCHA's First All-Star Team in 2002, Hoggan was also named to the NCAA West Second All-American Team that same year before opting to forego his senior year to sign as a free-agent with the AHL's Houston Aeros..
Hoggan went on to play two seasons with the club from 2002 to 2004, helping the Aeros capture their first Calder Cup title in 2003 before joining the St. Louis Blues organization in 2004-05. After one full season with the club's AHL affiliate Worcester, Hoggan would split the 2005-06 season between the AHL and the parent club in St. Louis. In the summer of 2006, Hoggan signed as a free agent with the Boston Bruins.
Hometown: Murrayville, British Columbia
Murrayville, British Columbia native Robb Gordon lived the dream of many young hockey players in that province when he was drafted by the local Vancouver Canucks. Gordon was taken with their second choice in the 1994 Entry Draft while playing for the Powell River Kings and spent the next two years preparing for his professional career with a year at the University of Michigan followed by a season of Junior with the Kelowna Rockets. Gordon excelled with the Rockets by firing home 51 goals and 114 points in 58 games. He was also named to Canada's World Junior Championship team in December.
Gordon's first season as a professional was spent with the Canucks primary farm club, the Syracuse Crunch. The center was able to score 11 goals and 25 points as a rookie in 63 games. His second year in the organization saw his development move in the wrong direction however. He split the season between the East Coast Hockey League's Raleigh Icecaps and Syracuse but he managed just seven goals and 23 points that year combined. The 1998-99 season featured Gordon's only stint in the National Hockey League. The bulk of his year was spent back with the Crunch, but he did receive a call from the Canucks, which resulted in a four game run with Vancouver. Gordon was unable to register a point but he was called for a minor penalty.
The following season Gordon was in the International Hockey League with the Long Beach Ice Dogs, however he was only able to produce 18 points in 50 games with the club, it was clear he was running out of options for his career. In the summer of 2000 Gordon looked across the pond for his next opportunity. Gordon signed a deal with the Manchester Storm of the British Super League. The Storm roster featured four other former Western Hockey League players, so Gordon was treading on totally unfamiliar ground.
Hometown: Pardubice, Czech Republic
Ludek was one of the most skilled players to ever wear a Kings jersey. He made the long adventure overseas in the early 1990's to play for the Kings. Ludek was another one of those players that made Powell River a Canadian Junior "A" powerhouse. The talented forward is #12 in BCHL history for both career assists (184) and points (314) .
He played for the Kings during the 1993/94 and 1994/95 seasons before embarking on his very succesful European hockey career. Ludek was one of many European players to make the Powell River hockey program their choice in the 1990's.
Hometown: Burnaby, British Columbia
Despite being drafted by the St. Louis Blues in the 1995 NHL Entry Draft while playing for the Powell River Kings left winger Derek Bekar elected to take his game to the NCAA level rather than go the pro route. Bekar spent the next three years at New Hampshire University where he excelled on the ice and was named to the Hockey East Second All-Star Team in 1998.
In 1998-99 Bekar began his pro career when he joined the Blues farm team, the Worcester Ice Cats of the American Hockey League. During his second year with the 'Cats Bekar reached the 20-goal plateau and also earned a brief call-up to St. Louis. After getting off to a slow start the following campaign with Worcester the Blues traded him to the Washington Capitals. Though he was never given a chance to suit up for the Capitals, Bekar did manage to rediscover his touch with their farm team and contributed 19 goals and 35 points in 58 games. At seasons end Bekar became a free agent and signed a deal with the Los Angeles Kings. Though Bekar did earn a call-up from the Kings early in the 2001-02 season, he never got into their line up and was soon sent back to their affliate in Manchester.
With the Manchester Monarchs Bekar enjoyed his most productive season as professional scoring 27 goals and 47 points, both career highs. After one more season in the Kings system, Bekar signed as a free agent with the New York Islanders in the summer of 2003.
Hometown: Uxbridge, Ontario
Bret was recruited out of Ontario by Powell River in the early 1990's and had a remarkable career in a Kings uniform. During the 1993/94 season he amased 63 goals to go along with 56 assists for a total of 119 points. His line of NHL 2nd round draft pick Rob Gordon and import Czech recruit Ludek Broz share the team record for most points by a line in one season. They totaled 354 points between the three of them. Bret received a full sholarship to Michigan Tech University and then went on to a pro career.
Bret had a busy first pro season as he played for four different teams in three leagues. Meyers spent the majority of the 1998-99 season with the Columbus Chill (ECHL) playing in 53 games (33 goals 63 assists) before moving on to the Detroit Vipers (IHL) for two games, Indianapolis Ice (IHL) for four games, and ultimately ended up with the New York Islanders top minor league team in the AHL, the first year franchise Lowell Lock Monsters. Bret is currently coaching in the Ontario Junior A Hockey League.
Hometown: Powell River, British Columbia
Richard played for the Kings as a 16 year old in the 1995/96 season. He decided to go the route of the Western Hockey league and became very succesful. He is a Powell River kid who was drafted by Los Angeles in 1997. Richard continues to play profesionally in Germany and is a good example that Powell River provides a good learning atmosphere in its hockey program which enables players to pursue either an American scholarship or play in the Western Hockey League which Richard decided was best for him.
Hometown: Richmond, British Columbia
Played for Powell River of the British Columbia Hockey League for two seasons ... Recorded 41 goals and 43 assists for 84 points in 64 games during the 2005-06 campaign ... Finished his final season ranked 16th in the league in scoring ... Accumulated 65 penalty minutes during the 2005-06 season ... Scored 10 points in five playoff games his final seaosn ... Received six team awards in 2005-06: most inspirational player, most popular player, player of the year, most valuable player, top scorer, and the True Grit Award ... Served as an assistant captain.
Previously played for the Delta Icehawks of the Pacific International Junior Hockey League.Currently playing College hockey for the Colgate Raiders in the ECACHL after receiving a scholarship duriiing the 2005/2006 season in Powell River. Top Humanitarian Award for the entire NCAA during the 2009-2010 season.
Hometown: Vancouver, B.C
Defenseman Dean Malkoc played with three NHL teams in the 90s. He was a bruising hitter who could also move the puck up to his forwards efficiently. He entered the 2001-02 having played three consecutive years in the minors.
Born in Vancouver, BC, Malkoc played with Williams Lake in the PCJHL and Powell River of the BCJHL. The New Jersey Devils took him 95th overall in 1989-90 after registering 21 points and 209 penalty minutes on the WHL's Kamloops Blazers. He returned to junior and played with Kamloops and the Swift Current Broncos before spending his first three seasons with the Utica Devils and Albany River Rats of the AHL
In January, 1995, the Devils sent Malkoc to the Chicago Black Hawks but he spent all of is time with the Indianapolis Ice of the IHL. In the off-season he signed as a free agent with the Vancouver Canucks and played 41 games as an NHL rookie in 1995-96. By the start of the next season he no longer fit into the club's plans and the Boston Bruins picked him up on waivers.
Malkoc spent two years as a solid utility player in Beantown before signing with the New York Islanders as a free agent in August 1998. His tenure on Long Island consisted of two NHL games and 61 contests in the AHL. In October, 199 he was traded to Anaheim but toiled exclusively on the club's farm teams through the 2000-01 season.
Peter Brady, Goalie
Hometown: Cap-Rouge, Quebec