The Penticton Vees Jr. ‘A’ Hockey Club is pleased to announce the commitments of prep school forwards Ty Amonte (98) and Jacob Kamps (97) for the 2016-17 season.
“Both had successful seasons playing prep hockey in Massachusetts last year and will bring different qualities to our line-up. We expect Jacob and Ty to step in and make an immediate impact to our forward group,” said President, General Manager and Head Coach Fred Harbinson.
Amonte, 18, played at Thayer Academy in Braintree, Massachusetts, for the past four seasons and had a standout senior year, amassing 17 goals and 70 points in just 30 games. Those numbers earned him the Boston Bruins’ John Carlton Memorial Trophy, as the top male high school player in eastern Massachusetts. Amonte was one of two players last season to hit the 70-point plateau at Thayer Academy, a first for the school since Jeremy Roenick tallied 84 points in 1988. The Norwell, Massachusetts, native compiled 151 points in 111 games in his four years of prep hockey, and is the son of former NHLer Tony Amonte, who played over 1,100 games and collected 900 points in 17 seasons. Ty is already committed to Boston University for the 2017-18 season.
Kamps, 19, just completed prep school hockey at Cushing Academy in Ashburnham, Massachusetts. The Picking, Ontario, native averaged over a point per-game with Cushing collecting 11 goals and 28 points in 24 games. Kamps possesses great physical attributes standing at 6’3 and weighing in at over 200 pounds, and is a prototypical power-forward. Like Amonte, Kamps is a winger but can play both the left and right side. This spring he also played for the U-18 Boston Jr. Bruins in the Massachusetts Select League, scoring 13 goals and 19 points in 12 games. Kamps too has already committed to a Division l program, as he will join the University of Vermont in the fall of 2017.
Amonte and Kamps will join the team in August in time for the Vees’ Main Camp at the SOEC.