POWELL RIVER (June 21, 2021) – The Powell River Kings have announced the commitment of 2003-born goaltender Zak Brice for the 2021-22 BCHL season.
Hailing from Fairbanks, AK, Brice saw limited playing time during the 2020-21 campaign due to injury. The five-foot-eleven netminder started the season with the Lincoln Stars of the United States Hockey League where he suited up in two preseason games. In February, Brice joined the Aberdeen Wings of the North American Hockey League where he picked up a win in his only appearance with the club. Additionally, Brice is committed to the Arizona State University men’s ice hockey program.
“I am very excited to join the Kings and play in the BCHL next season. I had a chance to familiarize myself with the team by talking to the coaching staff and it has been all good. From what I have read, Powell River looks like a great place to live as well so it will be exciting to see how the year goes,” said Brice.
Prior to playing at the junior level, Brice played a season of high school hockey in 2019-20 with Kimball Union Academy in Meriden, NH where he posted a 2.09 goals-against average and a 0.927 save percentage in 18 games played. Brice played minor hockey with Little Caesars Hockey in Michigan where, most notably, he led his U15 AAA squad to a national championship in 2018-19.
“Zak is a very athletic goalie who is super competitive. He had a bit of a tough season with an injury and not being able to play games. He has worked very hard with his practice time and has put in a lot of work with his goalie coaches to be ready for game action this coming season. We are looking forward to Zak coming in to play in Powell River and working with him every day to help him prepare for the jump to Arizona State,” said Kings general manager Chad van Diemen.
The Kings are slated begin to the 2021-22 season on Friday, October 8 at Hap Parker Arena against the Nanaimo Clippers. Further details about the upcoming season will be released throughout the summer.