POWELL RIVER (August 10, 2021) – The Powell River Kings have acquired forward Karter McNarland and future considerations from the Surrey Eagles as part of a multi-team deal.
Originally from Saskatoon, SK, McNarland split 2020-21 between three junior teams in the United States including the Sioux Falls Stampede of the United States Hockey League, the Bismarck Bobcats of the North American Hockey League and the South Shore Kings of the National Collegiate Development Conference, the latter team his most productive where he tallied five points in five games and also suited up for two playoff games.
Additionally, McNarland is committed to the University of Vermont’s men’s ice hockey program of the NCAA.
McNarland played his first season of junior hockey in 2019-20 with the Humboldt Broncos of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League (SJHL) where he finished with 10 goals and 57 points in 50 games. For his efforts as a 16-year-old, he was named Rookie of the Year in the Global Ag Risk Solution Division of the SJHL.
Prior to playing at the junior level, McNarland played U18 AAA hockey with the Saskatoon Contacts where he had seven goals and 28 assists in 44 games. In 2017-18, McNarland averaged nearly three points per game playing with the U15 AA Saskatoon Generals, putting up 24 goals and 41 assists for 65 points in 23 regular season games.
In exchange, the Kings have moved forward Jacob Bonkowski to the Surrey Eagles. Bonkowski played the 2020-21 season with Powell River and led all rookies on the team in scoring with three goals and 13 assists in 20 games played.
The Kings are slated begin to the 2021-22 season on Friday, October 8 at Hap Parker Arena against the Nanaimo Clippers. Further details about the upcoming season will be released soon.