Along with former Vancouver NE Chiefs team mates, Kyle Johnson and Liam McCloskey, Parker Colley signed with the Spruce Kings following the team’s 2015 Spring Prospects Camp. Playing all but one of the team’s 58 games, Colley put up 21 points in 57 games for his rookie season. In his sixth game he recorded his first points rallying a pair of assists against the Trail Smoke Eaters at the BCHL ShowCase in the team’s first victory of the season.
He had to wait a little longer for his first goal, which came in the form of an empty netter to seal a win against the Surrey Eagles. Colley would score his first against a goalie a few weeks later on a breakaway against the Nanaimo Clippers.
Ending the season on a high note, the Pitt Meadows forward had seven points in the final nine games including a goal in the final game of the season. He was also a reliable player to stay in the game, as he only had 18 penalty minutes in the entire season. The only full-time forward with less was Kyle Johnson who had 16.
When Ryan Howse stopped playing pro hockey three years ago, and returned to Prince George, he was asked to take over the reins of a Peewee team here in town. The next year, he moved up to Bantam. This past season, he led the Midget Tier 1’s to a Provincial crown, and established himself as a can’t-miss prospect behind the bench. Today, Howse joined the Spruce Kings as an assistant coach.