POWELL RIVER, BC (March 16, 2021) – The Powell River Kings are pleased to announce the signing of 11 players ahead of the 2020-21 BCHL pod season. The new additions complete the 25 players needed for a full roster.
The signings include players from across British Columbia and beyond with seven hailing from the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League (KIJHL) and, notably, two Powell River products.
“We are excited to have these players join us for the season. Unfortunately for many of them, their seasons were cancelled earlier in the year and we are fortunate that they have committed to joining us during this time,” says head coach Brock Sawyer. “I am confident that they can integrate with our group and contribute well. This is an opportunity for the players to showcase themselves and we are happy as an organization to provide that to them. I am sure the players that have been here all year will do a good job welcoming them to the Kings and helping them adjust to Junior A hockey.”
Jakob Drapeau – YOB: 2000, Hometown: Prince George, BC, Last Team: Kamloops (KIJHL)
Nick Peters – YOB: 2004, Hometown: Powell River, BC, Last Team: Okanagan Elite 15 (CSSHL)
Keagen Abbott – YOB: 2002, Hometown, Powell River, BC, Last Team: Comox Valley (VIJHL)
Sam Belanger – YOB: 2004, Hometown: Montreal, QC, Last Team: Vancouver NW (BC U18)
Curtis Gould – YOB: 2003, Hometown: Princeton, BC, Last Team: Princeton (KIJHL)
Brody Johnston – YOB: 2003, Hometown: Vanderhoof, BC, Last Team: Kamloops (KIJHL)
Dylan Malarchuk – YOB: 2002, Hometown: Calgary, AB, Last Team: Columbia Valley (KIJHL)
Lex Friesen – YOB: 2002, Hometown: Brandon, MB, Last Team: Kamloops (KIJHL)
Tyden McWillis – YOB: 2003, Hometown: Kelowna, BC, Last Team: Revelstoke (KIJHL)
Aaron Neal – YOB: 2003, Hometown: North Vancouver, BC, Last Team: Vancouver NW (BC U18)
Branden Toye – YOB: 2003, Hometown: Kamloops, BC, Last Team: Kamloops (KIJHL)
Further details about the 2020-21 BCHL pod season will be released in the coming weeks.