Powell River Kings have added an associate coach to their staff.
Originally from North Vancouver, Dwight Lee brings a wide range of coaching experience to the BC Hockey League (BCHL) club. He began coaching in 2015 and has worked with players of all levels from minor hockey to professional as a coach and skills instructor. He is certified as a high performance coach with the National Coaching Certification Program and obtained his bachelor’s degree in management from Minot State University.
Lee began coaching minor hockey in Invermere before taking on the role of head coach for the Thompson-Okanagan Lakers Female AAA program. His most recent position was director of player development for Greater Vernon Minor Hockey Association, where he supported development of players and coaches of all levels. Along with coaching teams, Lee has been an instructor for various programs assisting junior, collegiate and professional players in their offseason training.
“I would like to thank [Kings’ general manager] Chad van Diemen, [head coach] Brock Sawyer and the Kings organization for this opportunity,” said Lee. “I am excited to be part of the Kings’ coaching staff and I am looking forward to a great season in Powell River.
“I have enjoyed getting right to work with Brock and [assistant coach] Kyle [Bodie] at training camp, preparing this dedicated group of players for the season, and getting to know some of the great people throughout the organization. My partner Jody and I are thrilled to call Powell River home and be part of this community.”
Lee has more than 100 games of playing experience as a forward at the junior A level. He primarily spent his junior career in the Superior International Junior Hockey League, where he played 81 games, scoring 27 times and adding 47 assists over two seasons with the Fort Frances Lakers, Sioux Lookout Flyers and Dryden Ice Dogs.
After his junior career, he took the collegiate path, beginning at Williston State College (NJCAA) in North Dakota, where he was a point-per-game player over two seasons. He then transferred to Minot State (ACHA) and played two years with the Beavers before wrapping up his collegiate career.
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