Powell River Kings have announced the signing of 2002-born forward Cameron Symons for the 2022/2023 BC Hockey League season.
The Kingsville, Ontario, product is coming off a breakout season with Chatham Maroons of the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League which saw him double his point total from the previous season. Symons finished eighth in league scoring with 59 points (28 goals, 31 assists) in 45 games. He added 13 more points (eight goals, five assists) in 17 playoff games on the Maroons’ run to finals of the Sutherland Cup, emblematic of Junior B supremacy in the Ontario Hockey Association.
Symons is entering his final year of junior eligibility, which means he only has this one shot at the Junior A level. He knows it is an opportunity to take his game to another level.
“I am excited to join the Kings and play in the BCHL,” stated Symons in a media release. “I expect to continue to elevate my game through hard work and help create success for my teammates and the organization. I want to thank the Kings for the opportunity and invite the fans to come out for an exciting season of hockey.”
Providing a big body to go along with his high skill level, Kings’ coach Brock Sawyer says Symons will have a big impact on the ice for the Kings.
“Cameron is a big forward, plays heavy, and is not afraid to use his size to get to the net and make plays while creating space for himself and teammates,” stated Sawyer. “He is a player we are excited to add to our forward group and we look forward to working with him.”
The hockey club is hoping that Symons can duplicate the success of fellow Maroons’ alumnus Anthony Lucarelli, who became a standout player for the Kings last season and won the team's unsung hero award.