BCHL extra: Villeneuve signs with Spartans

Powell River King sniper J.P. Villeneuve has signed on with the Trinity Western University Spartans for 2013-14.

Powell River Kings grad J.P. Villeneuve is staying in British Columbia for his collegiate hockey, signing with the Langley-based Trinity Western University.

Villeneuve, who led the Kings in goal scoring last season, will skate for the Spartans, who play in the BC Intercollegiate Hockey League.

The five-foot-10 and 180-pound forward joined the Kings midway through the 2011-12 campaign.

The native of Georgetown, ON, played 75 games over two seasons in Powell River, netting 31 goals and 53 points.

Kings head coach Kent Lewis is pleased Villeneuve was able to find a

program that was a fit for him.

“It’s obviously an outstanding Christian school, and we’re happy he’s found that match for himself,” Lewis said. “It bodes well for our program here, where we offer the chapel program to our guys. JP is very happy

and that’s the bottom line for our club.”

The BCIHL is a six-team circuit that includes the University of Victoria, Simon Fraser University, Thompson Rivers University, Eastern Washington University and Selkirk College.

Villeneuve will major in business studies.

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