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The Cowichan Capitals are excited to announce their first commitment for the 2020/2021 season is 2003 born forward Adam Grenier out of Coquitlam, BC. Grenier a 16 year old, played last season with the Burnaby Winter Club’s Under 18 Prep team in the Canadian Sport School Hockey League, a team that after the 2019 season had moved seven players onto BCHL rosters. “Growing up in Coquitlam, I’ve always been around the BCHL.  I have a lot of buddies that have chose the BCHL, they say nothing but great things about the league. I chose this route because of the academics, and my style of play, school is really important to me.” Grenier said in a phone interview.

In 2019/20 he finished 2nd in team scoring with 15 goals and 24 assists for 39 points in 36 games, and said this year was all about gearing up for the next step. “The staff prepared us for junior, coached us like we were in junior. I’ve heard it’s a challenging jump from prep league to junior but I’m excited” said Grenier. In his past three seasons Adam has been a near point per game player at BWC, finishing with 22 points in 25 games on the Elite 15’s team in 2018/19 and adding 25 points in 30 games on the bantam prep team in 2017/18. “I see the ice pretty well, I like to play on both sides of the puck, skate well too, and obviously producing offence and points is fun” Grenier added with a laugh.

Capitals Assistant Coach Dan Whiteford likes that hard-nosed style Grenier plays “Adam’s got good hockey sense, he’s a hard working guy with a nose for the net and a high ceiling. He was successful at a very good program in Burnaby Winter Club and we think he can produce at the junior level.”

Looking at the success of last season and the previous two postseasons Adam decided Cowichan was the best place to continue his career and development. “They move guys on, which is important to me. I think this is a good spot to go to help me get to the next level and the NCAA.”

Last season Grenier got his first taste of junior hockey suiting up for one game with the Chilliwack Chiefs, saying that getting a feel for the league and the game was big for his development “It was really nice to get a game in, it was Teddy Bear Toss so that was a lot of fun, it was nice to get that experience in. I’m really excited to come to Cowichan and play for the Capitals.”