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Powell River, BC – The Powell River Kings have acquired ’99 born goaltender Derek Krall from the Penticton Vees to complete an earlier trade, and ’02 born forward Brett Pfoh from the Prince George Spruce Kings for future considerations.
Krall, 20, made six starts for the Vees this season, going 5-1 while posting a 2.86 GAA and .896 SV%. The Nanaimo, BC native affiliated for the Kings during the 2017-18 season (3-1, 2.08 GAA / .947 SV%) before signing with the Vees for the 2018-19 season.
“That position (goaltending) has been a big concern,” said Kings Head Coach Tyler Kuntz. “It’s something I’ve been working hard to fix, and hopefully Derek (Krall) is that answer for us. Giving Derek Krall an opportunity to come in and play more minutes is huge as he’s earned this opportunity. We think it’s a good fit as he oozes confidence out of his shoes, and that’s something we really need.”
Pfoh, 17, joins the Kings after playing 15 games (2G/3A) with the Spruce Kings this season. The Port Moody, BC native is a Bowling Green University commit and played for the Burnaby Winter Club Prep last season, scoring 19 goals and 37 points in 34 games.
“He can skate, he can think the game and he has a great shot,” added Kuntz on his new forward. “He’s a good young talented player that will have to come in and earn his ice time. He also comes from a great program (BWC) that’s turned out good hockey players. I’ve worked with him at a lot of camps so we’re both familiar with each other.”
The Powell River Kings organization would like to welcome both Krall and Pfoh to the roster. They will both dress in the lineup for Thursday’s game against the Prince George Spruce Kings.