Photo Credit: Tom Gould Photography
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 7th, 2019
WEST KELOWNA B.C. – The West Kelowna Junior ‘A’ Hockey Club is pleased to announce the commitment of forward Ryan Upson(‘01) for the 2019-2020 season.
Upson, 18, spent the past three seasons with West Vancouver Academy of the Canadian Sport School Hockey League(CSSHL). The West Vancouver native was able to rack up 18 goals and 42 assists in only 32 games played in his 17 year old season with the West Van Academy Prep squad. “Ryan is going to have a bright future with us here in West Kelowna”, said Warriors Head Coach and General Manager Brandon West. “He’s had three great seasons of development at the West Van Academy under Steve Marr and we look forward to continuing that here. Ryan is a 200 foot player that competes hard and plays the game the right way. He has produced every season through midget and has a skill set that will compliment his linemates well.”
The 5’11 170 pound forward played nine games as an affiliate of Vernon Vipers in the 2018-19 season registering an assist, but still decided to commit to the Warriors. “Coach West coming to West Kelowna this year was the reason why I committed here”, stated Upson. “I’ve heard great things about Brandon West through others guys in the league and I think next years to come will be super exciting hockey in West Kelowna.”
Like most 18 year old’s coming into the BCHL, Upson focused on tweaking his game and developing into a two way forward, “I always try to shape my game to be the best well rounded player I can be.” Upson didn’t shy away from thanking the people that helped him grow over the years, “My parents are the first ones I want to thank, they helped me so much in my life. I also want to thank my Coach Steve Marr who has helped mold me into the player I am today.”
The Warriors would like to welcome Ryan and his family to the City of West Kelowna and the Warriors organization.
Just a reminder that 2019/2020 season tickets are on sale now to the general public! You can purchase and pick your seats online @ http://tickets.westkelownawarriors.ca.