BCHL Today: Vees acquire Wozney in a three team trade, Niedermayer and Jugnauth get U-17 invites and more

Vees, Kings, and Hounds involved in a three-team trade

The Penticton Vees were involved in a three-team trade that saw them acquire 2001-born defensemen Olivier Lepine and 2001-born forward Ryan Upson from the Notre Dame Hounds of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League in exchange for 2001-born forward Liam Noble and 2002-born defensemen Carson Hemenway. The Vees then traded Lepine and future considerations to the Powell River Kings for 2001-born defensemen Ben Wozney.

Lepine, a Montreal, Quebec product just finished his rookie season in the SJHL where he scored six goals and added 14 assists in 44 games with the Hounds.

Upson played in 54 games last season with the West Kelowna Warriors scoring three goals and adding nine assists. The West Vancouver, BC native finds his way back to the BCHL after being recently traded to the Hounds back on June, 11th.

Noble who is a product of Dawson Creek, BC suited up in 38 games with the Vees last season picking up a single assist.

Hemenway started the season with the Alberni Valley Bulldogs before being traded to the Vees in January. The product of Ladner, BC scored a goal and added seven assists in 18 games with the Bulldogs, and he was held pointless in the six games he played in with the Vees.

Wozney just finished his second season in the BCHL scoring four goals and adding 22 assists in 58 games with the Kings. The Richmond, BC native is committed to Bowling Green University for the 2021-22 season.

Niedermayer and Jugnauth invited to Hockey Canada’s U-17 camp

Vees incoming defensemen, 2004-born Josh Niedermayer has been invited to Hockey Canada’s U-17 virtual Development Camp that starts on July 15th. He played prep hockey last season with the Okanagan Hockey Academy scoring 10 goals and 10 assists in 33 games, also seeing action with the Vees in three games as an affiliate player.

The Newport Beach, California born defensemen will be joining his older brother Jackson on the Vees this upcoming season.

Warriors incoming defensemen Tyson Jugnauth also received an invite to Hockey Canada’s U-17 virtual Development Camp. The 2004-born defensemen played for the Okanagan Rockets U18 team last season scoring five goals and adding 23 assists in 34 games. He also suited up in three regular-season games and two playoff games for the Warriors.

Warriors make KidSport West Kelowna donation

The Warriors held a community bottle driver on June 13th and they announced that they raised $8800.00 for KidSport West Kelowna.

Holland earns Hockey Hall of Fame induction

Former Vernon Vikings goaltender Ken Holland has been named to the class of 2020 that will be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame. Holland will enter the Hall of Fame as a builder from the work he did with the Detroit Red Wings over three decades that included four Stanley Cups.