The Powell River Kings are excited to announce the commitment of 2000-born forward Jack Brackett for the 2019-2020 season.
Brackett, from Manassas, Virginia has spent the last two seasons playing with the Boston Bandits of the NCDC where he recorded 36 goals and 21 assists in 83 games.
“Jack has always been known as one of the hardest-working players on his team.” Said Kings Head Coach and General Manager Tyler Kuntz, “He’s also proven that he’s good at scoring goals. As an 18-year-old last year in an older league, he tied for third in goals. He also plays with a ton of speed, which is a quality we wanted in the players we added for this year. We’re very excited to add Jack to the team, he’s a high character kid that will be a big help for us.”
Brackett moved to Boston in 2017 to start his junior career after playing midget hockey in his home state of Virginia. “It was my first experience with junior hockey,” said Brackett when talking about his time with the Bandits, “I was really comfortable there and I felt my game really improved in terms of my skills, speed and overall game. That was a big part of why I went to Boston, I knew I would be in a good environment.”
After spending the last two years playing on the east coast, Brackett said he’s excited to head west and play in Powell River. “It was a unique opportunity for me.” Said Brackett, who is set to go to RPI in the fall of 2020, “I’ve lived on the east coast the past two years away from home, and now going to British Columbia which I’ve heard is an unbelievable place to live. I’m excited to go to Powell River, I’ve heard so many great things about the community and I can’t wait to get out there.”
Brackett will join his new teammates in Powell River for training camp, starting August 19th.