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Powell River Regals player profile: Cory Burnett

Forward brings winning background to senior hockey team

In his first season with Powell River Regals, Cory Burnett brings championship experience as a player and a coach to his hometown team.

After spending his younger years with Powell River Minor Hockey Association teams, including a Vancouver Island Amateur Hockey Association championship with Powell River U18 Kings in 2011/2012 (his stated career highlight was winning the title at home), he went on to play for a Wenatchee Wild U16 team (North American Prospects Hockey League) that won Washington’s state championship in 2012/2013. He played for Oceanside Generals of the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League the following season.

Burnett was also an assistant coach for Powell River’s U18 provincial champions in 2017/2018. His favourite player to watch growing up was former Edmonton Oilers and New York Islanders forward Jordan Eberle, who now plays for Seattle Kraken.

When he’s not playing or practicing, Burnett works as a realtor. He also volunteers with Powell River Minor Hockey.

Regals face Nanaimo Steelmen in game one of a best-of-five McCallum Cup West Coast Senior Hockey championship series at Hap Parker Arena on Saturday, February 17. Puck drop is scheduled for 7:30 pm.

Regals will also host Coy Cup 2024, competed for by senior AA teams in BC, with three regional winners joining the home team at the tournament in March. Tickets are available at the Peak, TAWS and Royal LePage-Powell River.

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