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Cariboo Cougars’ captain knighted by Prince George Spruce Kings

John Herrington will trade red for blue for the 2020-21 season

John Herrington has played seven games this year with the Prince George Spruce Kings.

As of Thursday afternoon (Jan. 23), he’s slated to play more in the years to come, signing as the Junior ‘A’ hockey club’s latest recruit for the 2020-21 season.

Despite not putting up a point in his short stint with the ‘Kings, the 17-year-old has been captaining the Cariboo Cougars to an 18-8-1-1 season thus far, recording 22 points in 27 games.

That includes 11 goals and 11 assists, one coming from this past weekend’s BC Winter Classic series in Fort St. James in the Cats’ 7-4 victory over the Vancouver North West Hawks.

A product of Hudson’s Hope, Herrington is on pace to surpass his 27-point rookie season with Cariboo in 2019.

He added four more points in the playoffs en route to the Major Midget Cats’ second provincial championship in three years.

Herrington’s Cougars sit fifth in league-play and will take on the Vancouver North East Chiefs in a pair of roads games Saturday (Jan. 25) and Sunday (Jan. 26).

Meanwhile, the Spruce Kings continue their six-game stint away from home tonight (Jan. 24) in Surrey.