Over the weekend the Kings revealed their leadership group for the 2021-22 season. 6 players will wear a letter for the Kings this season, in a unique decision made by the coaching staff.
The main leadership group will be lead by captain Dylan Finlay, who was named captain of the team last season but never wore the “C” as he opted to play in the NAHL as the BCHL season was in limbo. With the 2nd opportunity Dylan couldn’t be any happier to be captain of the Kings. “I felt like it was robbed from me last year due to the pandemic, so getting another chance to wear the C and have a full season with the guys is very exciting and I’m really looking forward to it.” For the coaching staff it was an easy decision to name Dylan captain again “He’s mature for his age” said Brock Sawyer “He does things the right way everyday in terms of his approach to the game and even away from the rink with how he looks after his body and his habits. He’s not the most vocal guy but when he speaks the guys listen.” Along side Dylan will be Nolan Krogfoss who wore the the “A” last year in the pod, and newcomer Karter McNarland. They will serve as permanent assistant captains for the Kings.
Rounding out the leadership core will be 02′ players Nic Porchetta and Dylan Hewlett who are entering their 3rd full season with the Kings plus 20 year old Olivier Lepine who was with the team last season, but was loaned to the Mirimachi Timberwolves of the MHL before the pod season was announced. These 3 will rotate wearing the “A” for the Kings. When asked about the decision to have rotating assistants, Brock Sawyer had this to say “You have so many good people in the room with leadership qualities, to single out 3 or 4 guys was difficult so we pitched this idea and they were fully on board with it.”
Dylan Finlay will look to lead the Kings to their first win of the season this weekend as they make the trip to Nanaimo for a Friday/Saturday double header versus the Clippers. Catch all the action on BCHL TV and 95.7 Coast FM.