The Prince George Spruce Kings are pleased to announce the acquisition of 20 year old forward Brett Mennear from The West Kelowna Warriors.
The 5’9” 185 pound Mennear is from West Kelowna, B.C. and was acquired by The Spruce Kings as the future considerations portion of the January 7th trade between Prince George and West Kelowna that sent 20 year old forwards Jake LeBrun and Bryan Basilico to West Kelowna in exchange for Tanner Campbell and future considerations.
Brett Mennear was a big part of the West Kelowna Warriors team that just recently completed a dream season by winning the RBC Cup, Canada’s National Junior A Championship.
Last season with West Kelowna, Mennear was an assistant captain and had 18 goals and 24 assists for 42 points in 52 regular season games played. In the lengthy run to the National Championship Mennear had 7 goals and 14 assists for 21 points in 35 playoff games played.
Brett Mennear is committed to play NCAA Division 1 hockey at Bentley University starting in the 2017-2018 season.
“We are excited to add Brett to our organization. He is a veteran player who plays a very good 200 foot game. He is one of the premier penalty killers in the league and is also very good offensively. He will play a lot of key minutes for us in key situations next season. Brett is also a tremendous young man who will factor into our leadership group and will provide leadership on and off the ice” said Spruce Kings General Manager Mike Hawes.
“We are very excited to welcome Brett to our organization. He was a key piece in West Kelowna’s run to the RBC Championship and he will be a great addition in our dressing room. He brings a lot of experience, skill, leadership and a relentless work ethic. These are all extremely valuable traits that will benefit our hockey club” said Spruce Kings Head Coach Chad van Diemen.
Brett will join the rest of his Spruce Kings team mates in Prince George just prior to the start of the team’s Main Training Camp, which begins on August 25th.