King Klonarakis earned it

Hard work is no foreign concept for 16-year-old, grade 10 student Michael Klonarakis

Hard work is no foreign concept for 16-year-old, grade 10 student Michael Klonarakis

Klonarakis spent the past season at the Pursuit of Excellence in Kelowna where he has been doing just that – working hard.

And he enjoyed a  very successful season on the Midget Prep Team – under coach Troy Mick – finishing with 75 points (32 goals and 43 assists) in 62 games.

Now, his effort is paying off.  Klonarakis attended last month’s BCHL Prince George Spruce Kings spring prospects camp and was committed to join the team for the 20011-20012 season.

“I’ve been working hard this year, just trying to better my game all around.  This season at POE has helped me to do just that” he said.

“I am really excited and happy that I will be suiting up as a Spruce King.  It was my goal to play Junior A this coming year and I’m proud that the Spruce Kings like my play and want to give me this opportunity.”

Spruce Kings’ general manager Mike Hawes said Klonarakis was a standout player at the camp.

“I am very familiar with Michael and his family and am very pleased that he has joined the Spruce Kings organization,” said Hawes. “Our coaches and scouts fell in love with Michael’s work ethic, speed and the skill that he displayed at our Spring Camp. He will be a dynamic player for us for several years.”


Klonarakis, 5’ 9” 160 lbs forward, will attend the Spruce Kings main camp in August, after which, he will prepare to hit the ice as a Spruce King.



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