The Castlegar Rebels are pleased to announce the signing of Ryan Bennett for next season.
The native of Cranbrook, BC is playing with the Kootenay Ice of the BCMML this season, where he has recorded 7 points in 18 games. As a 2002 born player Bennett has already played his maximum of 5 affiliate regular season games with the Rebels this season. The Rebels staff has been very impressed with his play with both the Rebels and with the Kootenay Ice MML team. Assistant General Manager Parker Hickey commented,
We are extremely excited to have such a talented and young player joining us next season. Ryan’s maturity shows beyond his years through his work ethic, attitude, and responsibility on the ice.
For a player to be this capable at both ends of the rink at his age is something very special and a foundation we believe we can build on to create a very strong player in the KIJHL.
Bennett comes as the Rebels first commitment for the 2018-2019 season and he shared much of Hickey’s excitement about joining the KIJHL club next season. When asked about the signing Bennett responded,
I’m very excited to commit to the Castlegar Rebels for next season and I am looking forward to playing with such a great organization alongside a group of talented young men.
The Rebels, now guaranteed a playoff spot, continue their push for 1st place in the division and a successful deep playoff run. We feel this is a big year for us and that is our main focus as a staff but we would be amiss not to think ahead at the same time to next year where we believe our future is just as bright as the present and Ryan is a big part of that.
added Hickey on where the organization is headed.