The Powell River Kings are pleased to announce a trio of commitments for the upcoming 2020-2021 season.
Joining the Kings from Dexter Southfield Academy is Left Winger, Ben Raymond. A 2001 born player native to Newton, Massachusetts. The 5’11”, 180 pound, dual citizen registered 9 goals and 20 points in 30 games last season. A Colgate University commit, Raymond brings a lot of speed and skill to Powell River. “He is a player who we liked on film. He shows good speed, work ethic and he was highly recommended by the staff at Colgate,” said Kings Head Coach Brock Sawyer.
The Kings are also pleased to add 2003 born Defensemen, Joshua Wessels. The puck moving defensemen registered 8 goals and 25 points in 34 games played with the Burnaby Winter Club U18 Prep team of the CSSHL. “Josh was an affiliate of ours last season, unfortunately for him he did not see any game action, however, we like the progression of his game throughout last season and the desire he has shown to improve daily,” said Head Coach, Brock Sawyer.
The last of our commits is local product Caleb Parkhouse. The 2001 born, 6’3 forward will be dawning the green and gold again, after moving from Powell River Minor Hockey Association to Shawnigan Lake School where he played in the CSSHL for four years with a one year stop in the VIJHL with the Westshore Wolves. With the Wolves, Caleb played in 41 games in 2019-2020, notching 16 goals and adding 11 helpers for 27 points. “Caleb is a player who has showed tremendous development over the past few years, a true late bloomer, his work ethic and attitude will be unmatched,” said Sawyer. “Knowing Caleb, he is a very well rounded young man, is always eager to learn and improve and that is the type of player and person we want in our program.”
All three of these young players are eager to get on the ice with their new team and get ready for an exciting season of Kings hockey. They will be joining their teammates in Powell River at the end of September for an extended training camp before the start of the regular season in December.