The Powell River Kings are excited to announce the commitment of 2001-born defencemen Cody Stockton for the 2019-2020 season.
Stockton, from Duncan, BC joins the Kings after spending last season playing with the midget prep program at Shawnigan Lake School where he tallied 5 goals and 12 assists in 36 games.
Stockton also dressed in 6 games for the Kings last regular season, along with games 5 and 7 in the second round against the Victoria Grizzlies. “Not many weeks went by where he wasn’t sending me his weekly schedule, his training, or when he was available.” Said Kings Head Coach and General Manager Tyler Kuntz, “He’s one of those kids who we often looked to have play for us because of how eager and available he was.”
Stockton made his BCHL debut on November 9th in Duncan against his hometown Cowichan Valley Capitals. “I was super nervous,” said Stockton, “I played my minor hockey there and went to Capitals games a lot when I was younger so getting the chance to play my first BCHL game in my hometown was very exciting for me and my family.”
Along with his eagerness to play in the league, Tyler Kuntz believes Stockton’s commitment to improving his game will lead to him being a big piece of the Kings blueline. “With his eagerness to get better, and his character I think he’s going to continue to get better.” Said Kuntz, “He really liked his time in Powell River and the direction the program is going and what we’re teaching. He’s another guy who what we’re getting day one will be a very different story come day 200 and we’re looking forward to what he’ll look like on that day. He’ll make big gains on our team, he’s very strong, agile and intelligent so he’ll be a nice fit.”
Cody will join his new teammates in Powell River for training camp, which starts August 19th.