After a whirlwind few weeks, The West Kelowna Warriors have more uplifting news. The Junior 'A' Hockey Club has announced their leadership group for the 2018/2019 season.
Cavin Tilsley, a Warriors veteran, has been named team captain with forwards Parm Dhailwal, Chase Dubois and Bennett Norlin, joining as alternate captains.
Tilsley, at 20-years-old, has played two seasons as a Warrior, playing a total of 78 regular season games, racking up 11 goals, 25 points and 134 penalty minutes.
Prior to his time in West Kelowna, Tilsley spent time with the Prince George Spruce Kings back in the 2015/2016 season and half the 2016/2017 season.
“I’m honoured to be named captain for such a great team and organization,” said Tilsley.
“I am very proud of what my teammates have done before this season has started, and I’m very excited to accomplish even more on the ice with them. I have had amazing leaders in the past that have helped me become the player and person I am today, and I hope to have the same effect on my teammates.”
19-year-old Dhailwal is entering his third season with the Warriors. Over his time with the team, he has been a part of 98 regular season games, scoring 23 goals totaling 70 points. In addition, Dhaliwal has also been a part of eight playoff games, earning two goals and five points.
A former Cariboo Cougar, Dubois, will be hitting the ice for his third season with the Warriors. The 20-year-old has played 114 games, tallying 39 goals and 70 points. Dubois has also suited up for eight playoff games, scoring three goals, finishing up with 10 points.
This will be Norlin’s second season with the Warriors. The 19-year-old played in all 40 regular season games during his first year with the team, compiling five goals and 11 points.
The Warriors home opener takes place this Saturday night, at Royal LePage Place, as the team hosts the Trail Smoke Eaters.