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Liam Malmquist commits to Vees

Edina's Liam Malmquist carries the puck into the offensive zone against Blake. Malmquist had two goals in the Hornets' 4-2 victory over the Bears. Photo by Jeff Lawler, SportsEngine

Penticton, BC: The Penticton Vees are excited to announce 2000-born forward Liam Malmquist has committed to the team for the 2019-20 season.

Malmquist, from Edina, Minnesota, comes to Penticton after completing his high school career with the Edina High School Hornets. In 24 games last season, Malmquist scored 23 goals and 29 assists. 

In the prestigious Minnesota State Tournament, Malmquist then scored four goals and two assists in just three games to help the Hornets win the championship.

Malmquist, who turns 19 October 8, also suited up for 21 games with Team Southwest this season, scoring nine goals and 23 assists.

Malmquist has two older brothers, Dylan and Derek, with Dylan having just completed his NCAA career at the University of Notre Dame. He played 150 games with the Fighting Irish scoring 91 points.

He recently announced his commitment to the University of Wisconsin, and will join his teammates in Penticton for training camp in August.