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PENTICTON, B.C. – The Penticton Vees are pleased to announce the acquisition of defenseman Carson Hemenway (’02) from the Alberni Valley Bulldogs in exchange for future considerations.
Hemenway, 17, comes to the Vees after playing in 28 games with the Bulldogs, scoring a goal and 7 assists for 8 points on the season while adding some ruggedness with 22 penalty minutes.
The Ladner, BC native suited up for the North Island Silvertips of the BC Major Midget League before coming to the BCHL, posting 3 goals and 16 assists for 19 points in 39 games played, along with 48 penalty minutes, during the 2018/19 campaign.
The Vees would like to welcome Carson and his family to the organization and the South Okanagan.
The Vees make their final trip of the regular season to the West Kootenays to face-off against the Trail Smoke Eaters on Friday night. Puck drop is slated for 7:00 PM from the Trail Memorial Centre with the game being broadcasted on EZ Rock AM 800 as well as HockeyTV.com beginning with the pre-game show at 6:45 PM with the Voice of the Vees, Trevor Miller.
The Vees and Smoke Eaters will each be donning jerseys from their World Championships in 1955 and 1961, respectively, and wearing them for each game of the home-and-home set. The World Championship weekend returns to Penticton on Saturday night with a special ceremonial puck drop ahead of the 6:00 PM start time. Tickets are available at the Valley First Box Office as well as online at ValleyFirstTix.com.