WEST KELOWNA B.C. – The West Kelowna Junior ‘A’ Hockey Club is pleased to announce the commitment of forward Marcus Joughin(‘01) for the 2020-21 season.
The Tecumseh, Ontario native is currently the leading point producer in New England Prep with 12 goals and 44 assists in only 24 games played with New Hampton School(USHS Prep). “Marcus is a player with the potent combination of high skill and high level of compete,” said Warriors Head Coach Simon Ferguson. “His vision and passing are elite, and he has worked very hard to become a 200-foot player. We are excited about what he will bring to our lineup, and excited to add a great character individual to the community of West Kelowna.” Joughin is also committed to Sacred Heart University(NCAA) for the 2021-22 season.
The 5’11, 175 pounds forward had plenty of options on where to play next year, but decided to commit to the Warriors. “I chose a team like West Kelowna because I’ve heard nothing but great things about the city,” stated Joughin. “With the new ownership under John Murphy I believe this team is heading in a positive direction. There’s a lot of opportunities and I will have a chance to make an immediate impact.”
Joughin doesn’t know a single player in the BCHL but still had his eyes set on playing junior hockey in Western Canada for some time. “What sticks out to me in regards to the BCHL as an elite junior hockey league is that it’s highly offensive speed and skill league. I think it tailors to my game very well. I would like to thank all my past and present coaches, especially Nate Bostic, Casey Kesselring, Conner Gorman, Joe Marsh, and my family and friends.”
The Warriors would like to welcome Marcus and his family to the City of West Kelowna and the Warriors organization.
The Warriors next game is Friday, February 7th when the Warriors travel to the West Kootenays to battle the Trail Smoke Eaters. Puck drop at 7:00pm from Cominco Arena in Trail. This game will be streamed on Hockey TV and will be broadcast on the Warriors radio network on Mixlr.