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PENTICTON, BC. – The Penticton Vees Junior ‘A’ Hockey Club announced Monday the team has acquired forward Finlay Williams (’03) from the Prince George Spruce Kings in exchange for future considerations.
Williams, 17, brings a plethora of experience to the Vees roster and also is a BC Hockey League champion, joining the Spruce Kings for the team’s run during the 2019 playoffs. The 6’0”, 190-pound forward got into 8 BCHL playoff games while suiting up for 6 Doyle Cup games and 6 games at the National Junior ‘A’ Championship, playing until the tournament’s final game.
The North Vancouver, BC product joined the team full time for his 16-year-old season during the 2019/20 campaign, finishing with 11 goals and 20 assists for 31 points in 40 games played. Williams also has secured his future in collegiate hockey as he is committed to play with the University of Michigan Wolverines.
In his time before Junior ‘A’, Williams played at the Burnaby Winter Club as part of the Canadian Sport School Hockey League (CSSHL) where he tallied 74 points in 61 games split between his Bantam Prep and Midget Prep campaigns. He also represented British Columbia at the Canada Winter Games in 2018, posting 5 goals and 4 assists for 9 points in 7 games for Team BC.
“Fin is an extremely mature person and player who will have an immediate impact on our program” stated President, General Manager and Head Coach, Fred Harbinson.
The Vees would like to welcome Fin and his family to the Vees organization, the City of Penticton as well as the South Okanagan.