PRINCE GEORGE – The Prince George Spruce Kings are proud to announce that defenceman and Bentley University commit Colton Cameron (02) has been named the 22nd captain in franchise history (since joining the BCHL in 1996).
“Going into my fourth year as a Spruce King, I’ve experienced nothing but good things,” said Cameron. “Not only do I like living in Prince George, but being with a professional, hard-working, and respectable organization is something I’m very lucky to be a part of. Now to be asked to be the captain of such a team, I feel very honoured. This team has a long list of great captains before, so I have some big shoes to fill. The players that will be returning will make the role even more enjoyable as they are all such a great group of guys who put their heart and soul into everything we do as a team”
“Colton will be an excellent leader for our group,” stated Head Coach Alex Evin. “He epitomizes what it means to be a Spruce King and leads by example. The way he plays, he’s always sacrificing himself for the team’s success above all else. He’s admired by teammates and coaches, and respected by opponents, he’s certain to serve as a great ambassador for the Spruce Kings and all of Prince George.”
“Colton epitomizes what being a Spruce King is all about,” added General Manager Mike Hawes. “He works incredibly hard on and off the ice, leads by example, and is a tremendous person and teammate. He’s very deserving of the honour of being our organization’s captain.”
Cameron, turning 20 in July, from Cloverdale BC, will be entering his 4th year as a Spruce King, along with his 4th year in the BCHL. The Spruce King captain has won a plethora of team awards which includes the 2021-22 defenseman of the year and was the recipient of the plus minus award in back-to-back seasons (2019-20 and 2021 Pod Season). The Bentley University commit has and will continue to be a crucial part to the Spruce Kings defensive core. Cameron also has served as an alternate captain for the past two seasons.
Not only has Cameron won multiple team awards, but he was also named a provincial premiere award winner in Indigenous Youth Sport back in October of 2021. Cameron was credited with $500, and his name put in the British Columbia Hall Of Fame. The Spruce Kings again would like to congratulate Colton on being named the captain for the 2022-23 season.
Past Spruce Kings captains include Kolton Cousins (2021-22), Mason Waite (2020-21), Nolan Welsh (2019-20), Ben Poisson (2018-19), Kyle Johnson (2017-18), Brett Mennear (2016-17), Stephen Penner and Jake LeBrun (2015-16), Chad Staley (2014-15), Bryant Christian (2013-14), Trevor Esau (2012-13), Ben Matthews (2011-12), Sam Muchalla (2010-11), Zach Davies (2007-09), Brayden Penner (2006-07), Tyler Loney (2003-05), Steve Jordan (2002-03), Adam Knight (2001-02), current Spruce Kings president David Keough (1999-00), Brad Fast (1998-99), David Kozier (1997-98), and Dennis Ladoceur (1996-97).