POWELL RIVER (June 17, 2021) – The Powell River Kings have acquired Hunter Andrew from the Virden Oil Capitals of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League (MJHL) via trade.
Originally from Virden, Man., the 2002-born forward started the 2020-21 season with his hometown Oil Capitals recording three goals and an assist in seven games.
After the subsequent cancellation of the MJHL season in February, Andrew joined the Charlotte Rush of the United States Premier Hockey League (USPHL) Premier Division. He tallied four points in four regular season games played, and scored once in seven playoff games en route to winning a national championship.
Andrew played his rookie season in 2019-20 with the Oil Capitals, putting up 13 goals and 17 assists in 50 games. Prior to making the jump to junior hockey, Andrew played with the Southwest Cougars of the Manitoba AAA U18 Hockey League where he finished with 63 points in 92 games over two seasons.
“Hunter will be a big addition to our forward group. He is a very competitive player who is difficult to play against and can make the best of tough on-ice situations. He will make us better and harder to play against which was a goal of ours as we look ahead to next season,” commented Kings general manager Chad van Diemen.
Going to Virden are the playing rights to forward Braden Fischer, whom the Kings acquired from the Salmon Arm Silverbacks via trade on Monday.