Kings opt for change behind the bench

The Powell River Kings have relieved Kent Lewis of his duties as head coach and general manager of the Powell River Kings. The decision was made by the Board of Directors at a recent meeting.

“We (the board) just felt this course of action was in the best interests of the Powell River Kings moving forward”, says Board President Rob Villani. “It was an incredibly difficult decision.”

Lewis has been a big part of the Kings organization for around 25 years as first an Assistant Coach, then Head Coach and finally Head Coach/General Manager. In 2011, Lewis was honoured after recording his 500th win in the BCHL as a Head Coach with Powell River and leaves behind a lasting legacy of player development and on-ice success in Powell River.

Lewis was at the helm for the team’s seven Coastal Conference Championships and has helped move countless players onto the NCAA and pro hockey. The Kings would like to thank Lewis for his years of service to the organization, and wish him the best in his future endeavours.

Assistant Coach Brock Sawyer has been promoted to Interim Head Coach, effective immediately. He will control the bench as the Kings visit the Wenatchee Wild on Wednesday January 31st. Kyle Bodie to remain on as Assistant Coach.