Welcome, Komoka Kings fans to our 5th season at the Komoka Wellness Center arena. Every offseason seems like an eternity since we welcome fans into the rink. What memories from last season we had though, setting records in Komoka for both wins and points.
In our short time in Komoka we are proud of highlights both on the ice and in the stands including the growth in both our attendance and our attention to our community, sponsors and fans.
Last year was the final year of eligibility for 2 of our players, Carter McLlwain (Captain) and Darius Mani (Assistant Captain). They were tremendous players but more importantly good young men that will continue to make a difference in their post Junior Hockey career.
With the addition of some significant newcomers, we are all-in for being confident that we can continue to build on our growth on the ice. Head Coach, Adam Casey, who continues to bring a wealth of experience and professionalism to the position, will now be joined on the bench by two new assistants. Doug Gardner, and Inch Rahaman have both worked with Adam previously and will look to make an immediate impact behind the bench. Dave MacDonald is back as our Goalie Coach and Ray Giffen will continue on as our Assistant GM. Also, our Trainers and Equipment staff are back to make sure the players are well taken care of. Dylan Baker remains on as our play by play voice on Hockey TV along with his role as Social Media Manager. Kassy Howard and her crew are back as team photographer.
Also we would not be the Komoka Kings without our great game day volunteers led by Barry Irwin, Paul Mylemans, and Mike Bibby. There are many others that volunteer their time to make our fans game day experience a great one. This includes the Optimist Club members who also partner with the Kings on various game day activities.
The Kings suffered heartbreak off the ice as we lost our long-time volunteer staff lead and friend, Don Adams. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends and all who knew him. The Kings would not be what they are without his tireless hard work, and we have created a team award in his honour. Seerat Turna who has been training under Don now steps in a position with big shoes to fill and I have every confidence in her abilities moving into this season.
On behalf of the entire Komoka Kings organization, I welcome you to our games. Our goals are simple: to have the best team in the league, creating a fan experience second-to-none.
GO KINGS GO!
President & GM
Komoka Kings Hockey Club