The end of the season marks the end of junior hockey for five Kimberley Dynamiter overagers.
Forwards James Farmer and Nicholas Ketola and defencemen Brett Roberts, Mason Palaga and Devon Langelaar all aged out at seasons end.
Farmer collected 153 points in three full seasons with the Dynamiters.
“It feels like yesterday I came here as a rookie and now I’m aging out.” says Farmer. “You definitely have to cherish it when you’re playing.”
He describes moving on from life as a junior hockey player as bittersweet.
“I’m happy we had a great season and it’s been a blast.” says Farmer. “I’m sad it has to come to an end.”
1997-born blue liner Mason Palaga spent time in 100 Mile House and Chase before coming to Kimberley last September.
“It feels good to move on from hockey but I’ll definitely miss it and I’m happy I ended my career the way I did.” says Palaga.
Palaga led Dynamiters defenceman in points this season with 48 points in 56 games in the regular season and playoffs combined.
“The whole experience, the whole playoff run was just really fun.” says Palaga. “All the boys bought in and it was just a good time.”
Dynamiters captain Brett Roberts spent time between the Junior A and Junior B level throughout his career.
“It was a pretty good junior career.” says Roberts. “I’m pretty proud of what we were able to accomplish this year and all the teams I’ve been on have been great.”
All five players said their favourite year of junior hockey was the championship team they were part of this year in Kimberley.
– James Farmer, Kimberley Dynamiters forward
– Mason Palaga, Kimberley Dynamiters defenceman