The Powell River Kings have acquired 2001 born Defenseman Olivier Lepine and
Future Considerations in a three-team trade that sends 2001 born Defenseman Ben
Wozney to the Penticton Vees.
Lepine, from Montreal, recorded 6 goals and 14 assists in 44 games for the Notre Dame
Hounds in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League last season. Prior to playing junior
hockey in Notre Dame, he was a member of the Notre Dame Hounds of the
Saskatchewan Midget AAA Hockey League, where he was a teammate of current Kings
goalie, Thomas Wardle. Lepine is also a former teammate of Kings Defenseman Dylan
Finlay. The Kings also received future considerations in the trade.
“We are really excited to add Olivier to our roster. First of all, he is a great person. He
has a really positive attitude and will bring excitement and energy when he comes to the
rink. He is a smart, talented player who plays really well at both ends of the rink. We feel
that Olivier will make an immediate impact to our club,” said Kings General Manager
Chad van Diemen.
Going to Penticton is Ben Wozney, who played for the Kings for two seasons. He
collected 4 goals and 29 assists for 33 points in 85 regular season games. Ben suffered
a season-ending injury in Game 3 of the first round playoff series against the Cowichan
Valley Capitals. He was held off the scoresheet in 4 playoff games with the Kings.
The Kings would like to thank Ben and his family for their contributions to the team over
the past two seasons in Powell River and wish him the best of luck in Penticton.
The team would also like to welcome Olivier and his family to the Kings organization
and look forward to him joining his new teammates when the season gets underway.