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.
Some players have a tough time making an adjustment to the BCHL after playing Major Midget, but Kyle Johnson made a smooth transition for the Spruce Kings this year. The first-year centreman won the team’s Rookie of the Year, Scholastic Player of the Year, and MVP, and today it was announced he had committed to Yale for the 2018-2019 season.
With the departure of Matt Stief to the NCAA, the Spruce Kings added another piece to their blueline today, announcing the commitment of defenseman Drew Lennon. The 6’2, 180lb native of Illinois played last season with the Conmnecticut Oilers of the Eastern Hockey League, registering three goals and seventeen points in thirty nine games. Lennon will join the rest of his Spruce Kings teammates at training camp in August.