WEST KELOWNA, B.C. – The West Kelowna Warriors Junior ‘A’ Hockey Club are pleased to announce that forward Jared Marino (’97) has been named team captain for the 2017/18 season.

Marino, 20, has played the last two seasons in West Kelowna with 99 career regular season games played, compiling six goals and 29 points over that span, along with 68 penalty minutes. The 6’3”, 205-pound forward has seen 39 career games of playoff action as well between the BCHL, Western Canada Cup and Royal Bank Cup earning a goal and three points along with 14 penalty minutes.

The Niagara Falls, Ontario native is one of two players, along with defenseman Jake Harrison, that remains from the Warriors 2016 RBC Cup National Championship squad, a team that was captained by Jared’s older brother, Kyle, and looks to bring that championship experience and guidance to the Warriors locker room.

“I’m honoured to be named captain for such a great organization and am confident that we can once again be an elite contender,” stated the Warriors newly minted captain, “I have played for West Kelowna for two years now under great leadership and I know I can also be a strong captain and role model on and off the ice.”

“Jared has all the qualities that great leaders possess,” commented Warriors head coach and general manager Rylan Ferster, “He’s a good person, good teammate and always gives 100%. Having been with our program through the RBC Cup, he has gotten the opportunity to be around not only a great leader and captain like his brother, but many solid leaders. He will represent the program on and off the ice like a pro.”

The Warriors will announce the remainder of their leadership group prior to main camp in late August.