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Powell River Kings' assistant captain commits to NCAA team

Sam Schoenfeld played the final year of his junior career in the BC Hockey League last season
Former Powell River Kings’ assistant captain Sam Schoenfeld will skate with Milwaukee School of Engineering Raiders next hockey season.

Powell River Kings have announced Sam Schoenfeld has committed to play NCAA division III hockey at the Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) next season.

The 20-year-old joined the Kings for his final junior season this past year (2022/2023) after spending the previous three seasons in his home province of Alberta. He was a stable veteran presence on the blue line, a leader in the locker room and was an assistant captain.

“I’m beyond excited to get things going at MSOE and I’m thrilled to be pursuing post secondary with the chance to play hockey at a high level as well,” said Schoenfeld.  

Despite only playing in a limited amount of games due to injury, head coach Brock Sawyer said he is proud of what Schoenfeld brought to the team and what he was able to accomplish.

“We are very happy for Sam and his family,” said Sawyer “Probably not a storybook 20-year-old year with a couple injuries, but he was a big addition to our team. He came in with a great attitude, and was a fine young man who brought a lot to our program on and off the ice.”

Schoenfeld played in 155 career junior games between the BC Hockey League and Alberta Junior Hockey League (AJHL), 36 of those being with the Kings, where he scored three goals and added seven assists.

“It was a big change from Camrose and the AJHL, but I don’t regret making that jump,” said Schoenfeld. “Powell River was beautiful and the change in the league and gameplay grew my game.”

In a media release, the Kings thanked Schoenfeld for his contributions to the team and wished him all the best in Milwaukee.