The Powell River Kings are proud to announce the commitment of 1999-born forward Matt Fawcett for the 2018/2019 BC Hockey League season.
Fawcett, from Lincoln, Rhode Island has spent the last three seasons at Winchendon Prep School in Massachusetts where he put up 71 goals and 164 points in 82 games. For two of those seasons, Fawcett skated with current Kings forward Ben Thomas. Fawcett also has 12 games of Junior experience in the USHL, affiliating with Sioux City.
“I think Powell River gives me a great chance to develop and get ready for college,” said Fawcett. “Ben Thomas told me how good it was out in Powell River and his experience with the Kings, so I’m just looking to go develop, have fun and play a high level of Junior hockey.”
At 5’6, 140lb, Fawcett relies on quick feet and a high skill set to contribute at both ends of the ice.
“I’m a two-way forward, bring some offence as well through goals and setting up other guys,” adds Fawcett. “I really try and work and make other players around me better.”
The addition of Fawcett provides another element of skill and scoring for Kings Head Coach Tyler Kuntz, who is looking to round out a Kings forward group that lost some key figures at the end of last season.
“He’s probably more of a pure scorer than anything,” said Kuntz. “He’s quick, he’s a smaller guy but he’s an intelligent player who is very dynamic offensively and you can never have enough to those guys.”
Fawcett joins the Kings with his NCAA future secured, having earned a commitment from Quinnipiac University, where he plans to study entrepreneurship.
“Quinnipiac is a good fit for me with the way they play. Their camp was great, and overall it was just a great fit for me both on the ice and with studies as well,” said Fawcett. “Between now and then, I just want to grow, get bigger, faster, stronger and become a better overall hockey player.”
Fawcett will train out east during the off-season, before making the trip out to Powell River ahead of Main Camp in August.
A special Early Bird rate for 2018/2019 Season Tickets is also available until May 25th. Renewals must be processed via the Kings office, open 10am – 4pm weekdays. New purchases can be done online by visiting tickets.powellriverkings.com.