Kings broadcaster Alex Rawnsley wraps camp with Assistant Coach Brock Sawyer, talking game 3 in the Scrimmage Series and previewing a pair of exhibition contests on Vancouver Island.

Unfortunately, due to a work situation for myself here in Powell River, I will not be on the road trip. This throws a bit of a wrench in the plans we had for the pair of games, however you won’t be completely in the dark. While there will be limited Kings media coverage during the game, with fans encouraged to check out both @cowichancaps and @AVBulldogs on Twitter…also the Caps and Bulldogs respective broadcasters Jeff Sargeant (@jeffthesarge) and Evan Hammond (@HamWilder) who will be in attendance and providing updates.

Audio interviews with the coaching staff will be posted after each game, with a recap of the trip coming over the weekend.

Three returning forward all eager for another go round with the Powell River Kings this season as Austin Kamer, Jonny Evans and Mitchell Hawes all move through their 2nd, 2nd and 1st Powell River Kings camps respectively.

Team White powering away with a 4-0 shutout victory over Team Green during game 2 of the Kings Scrimmage Series at the Hap on Tuesday Night.

Chris Protopoulos scored a pair, while Jack Long and Kobe Oishi added markers of their own in the win, however Dawson Rodin was the star in net turning aside all 32 shots sent his way.

Here’s a full recap of the contest, featuring interviews with Chris Protopoulos, Jeremey Leipsic and Brock Sawyer:


Former Powell River King Craig Dalrymple has been named one of three captains for this year’s Ohio State University Men’s Hockey program.

“Dally”, who is entering his senior year, will join fellow senior Anthony Greco along with Junior Nick Schilkey as the program’s leadership group for this season. Dalrymple said of the honour in an OSU press release, “I am honored yet humbled to be named one of the captains for this upcoming season. I am excited to see what will be brought out of us every day at the rink, in the classroom and as people. I’m looking forward to seeing what this upcoming year has in store for us as a program.”

In two seasons in Powell River, the Kippen Ontario product was a force on the blue line. His towering 6’5 frame helped him dominate opposition, along the way totalling 31 goals and 67 assists in 144 career regular season and playoff contests. Through three seasons with the Buckeyes, Dalrymple has 5 goals and 25 assists in 82 games.

The Kings want to congratulate Craig on this wonderful achievement.

Six different goal scorers helped propel Team Green to a 6-2 win over Team White during game 1 of the Kings Camp Scrimmage Series at the Hap on Monday night.

Carter Turnbull, Austin Kamer, Jonny Evans, Colton Sandberg, Bo Lewis and Trevor Bottomly all tallied during a dominant performance on the scoreboard. Tristan Mullin and Curtis McCarrick countered for Team White.

Here’s a recap of the game, as well as chats with forward Carter Turnbull and assistant coach Brock Sawyer.

The 2015/2016 season officially begins today as just under 40 players hit the ice at the Hap Parker Arena for 2015 Main Camp. The camp orientation last night at the Hap outlined the instructions for camp, which were simple: work hard, show you want to be here, and you’ll be rewarded. There was also a word of warning to players feeling comfortable…that this is a team that will take the best 22 into the season, not the 22 that might be signed or might have been here last year.

Two ice sessions are going this morning, followed by game 1 of a 3-game series between Green and White starts tonight at 7:00pm at the Hap Parker Arena (entrance by donation). The full schedule is available here. As part of camp, we’ll be releasing daily interviews with players as they look to make the 22-man squad that will suit up against the Clippers on September 12th. Today, a pair of returnees who are looking to take the next step in their Junior careers.

First, Nick Halagian. Nick joined the club in December of 2014 from Major Junior in Ontario and Quebec and immediately made an impact on and off the ice. I spoke with Nick about the move last season, his adjustment to Powell River, his off-season training and what he’s looking for this season.

Next, defenceman Colton Sandberg. Coming off a rookie campaign where he developed and got better with each passing game, the big blueliner is looking for more minutes and more responsibility this year. He speaks on what he did in the off-season and how he’s approaching camp one year older and one year more experienced. He also touches on “that goal” and if it could lead to more offense this season.

There will be no broadcast of the scrimmage, but I’ll be live-tweeting the game here. You can click that link and follow along, regardless of whether or not you have a Twitter account. I’ll also have a video recap of the contest after as well.


It’s almost like Christmas eve. Main Camp signifies a true ‘starting over’ and a chance for returning players to reaffirm their spot in the lineup, and an opportunity for new players to find their way into the final 22. This year, approximately 40 players will be on hand during a 3-day Main Camp at the Hap Parker Arena, followed by a pair of exhibition games on Vancouver Island.

Here is the schedule:

Monday August 24
9:00-10:15am: Team Green practice
10:30-11:45am: Team White practice
7:00pm: Green vs White (Game 1)

Tuesday August 25
10:00-11:15am: Joint Green/White practice
7:00pm: Green vs White (Game 2)

Wednesday August 26
2:00 pm: Green vs White (Game 3)

Thursday August 27th
7:00pm: Exhibition game vs Cowichan Valley Capitals
(in Lake Cowichan)

Friday August 28th
7:00pm: Exhibition game vs Alberni Valley Bulldogs
(in Port Alberni)

There are currently no plans to broadcast any of the camp or exhibition games, however there will be extensive coverage of the exhibition contests on Facebook, Twitter and the blog. During camp, we’ll be blogging daily, releasing video interviews with returning and new players, along with recaps of each game.

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