Spruce Kings sign d-man LeFranc

Blueliner Ben LeFranc has signed with the Prince George Sprucer Kings.

The B.C. Hockey League team announced today the 16-year-old defenceman has commited to the team and will be joining the Kings next season.

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We are excited to add Ben and his family to our organization”, says Spruce Kings head coach Alex Evin, in a team release.

“Along with a tremendous work ethic, Ben is a very strong skater and an intelligent player. He has a lot of tools to hopefully develop into a really good BCHL player”

LeFranc played midget hockey last season in his Penticton hometown with the Okanagan Hockey Academy. In 35 games for the OHA Red Prep team he collected six goals and 12 assists in 35 games.

Listed by elitepprospects.com at five-foot-nine, 176 pounds, he first joined the academy in 2016. LeFranc turns 17 on Aug. 14.

The Kings are planning to return to the ice in October for two months of practice and skill development and a few exhibition games before the BCHL season starts in December.

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