The Prince George Spruce Kings will be without forward Chong Min Lee for the rest of the season. The 20-year-old forward will require season ending shoulder surgery.
“Unfortunately, after an MRI and consultation with an orthopaedic surgeon, it has been determined that Chong requires season ending shoulder surgery” says GM Mike Hawes. “It is important that he gets the surgery soon as the recovery time is five to six months and he needs to be healed and ready to play next fall as a freshman at the University of Alaska Anchorage. Chong and his family are currently arranging and planning for the surgery to occur back in South Korea as soon as possible”.
Lee finishes with 62 points in 134 regular season games and 22 points in 53 playoff games as a Prince George Spruce King. He also had 5 points in 6 games at the National Jr A Championship last season. Chong Mine Lee finishes with 24 points in 24 games this season.
“Chong has been with us for three years and has been a terrific player and person as a Spruce King. We wish him a successful surgery and a speedy recovery so that he can be ready to represent the Spruce Kings well when he moves on to the next chapter playing NCAA Division 1 Hockey next season” added Hawes.
The Spruce Kings are back in action Friday Night for Drop the Gloves and Sock it to ‘Em night at the RMCA against the Coquitlam Express. Tickets are on sale on the Spruce Kings website and the Spruce Kings office which opens Monday morning at 10:00.