Storm Sign Big Left Winger

Thursday, August 20, 2015

The Campbell River Storm Junior Hockey Club is proud to announce that 1996 born forward Kenny Britton has signed with the team for the 2015-16 season.

   The 6’1”, 190 pound left winger played US high school hockey the past two seasons for the KHS Huskies in Kents Hill, Maine.  As team captain last year, Britton registered 8 goals and 14 assists in 31 games, while piling up 85 minutes in penalties.

   "Kenny is a big body that skates well and is extremely hard to play against,” says Storm Head Coach and General Manager Lee Stone, “He drives hard to the net and is very good on the fore check. CR fans will recognize him as a similar player to Josiah Friesen. His physicality will be a major plus for us this season and moving forward. Most importantly, off the ice Kenny oozes leadership skills and character. He is exactly the type of young man we want representing our program on and off the ice."

   Britton, who lists Brantford, Ontario as his hometown, says coming to Campbell River is very special.

   “Signing with the Storm is an incredible feeling.  As soon as I got to town I could feel the energy around the team, it is very exciting to be a part of a first class organization.  I’m looking forward to being a part of a winning team that is determined to develop players, and to play in front of the fans that make this place so special.”

   The nineteen-year-old also says he wants to continue the Storm’s winning tradition.

   “My short term goal is to win the Keystone Cup this season and be a part of the second Western Canadian Championship here in Campbell River.  My long term goal is to play Division 1 college hockey."