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NEWS: Vees Add More Leadership In Casey McDonald For 2021/22 Season

PHOTO: Fargo Force

PENTICTON, BC. – The Penticton Vees Hockey Club is pleased to announce F Casey McDonald (’01) has committed to the team for the 2021/22 season.

McDonald, 20, has played each of the past two seasons in the United States Hockey League with the Fargo Force, spending the 2020/21 season as a member of the team’s leadership group as an assistant captain. The 6’1”, 185-pound forward suited up for 83 career games in the USHL, posting 9 goals and 17 assists for 26 points during that span while also getting into 8 playoff games with the Force.

The Kindersley, Saskatchewan native grew up playing hockey in his hometown in the middle of the prairies, playing for the Moose Jaw Generals U18 AAA club, amassing 34 goals and 58 assists for 92 points over the course of 88 career games in AAA while also getting a taste of the Junior hockey world, spending a total of 9 games through two seasons as an affiliate player with the Yorkton Terriers of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League (SJHL).

“I’m very excited to be joining the Vees and can’t wait to get out there and get things started,”, said McDonald, “I chose the Vees because they have such a great program and the strong history of moving players on and having success at higher levels. I also love to win and winning a championship is something I’d like to bring to this city and experience with these fans.”

McDonald and his teammates will make their way to Penticton in the middle of September to begin preparing for the new season. The Vees would like to welcome Casey and his family to the organization and the South Okanagan.

The Vees will begin their 2021/22 season on Friday, October 8th in renewing a historic rivalry against the Vernon Vipers at the South Okanagan Events Centre. Season tickets for the upcoming campaign are now available to purchase with ticket packages available for as low as $9 per game. Contact Director of Ticketing and Merchandise Laura Carleton by phone at (250) 493-8337 ext. 4 as well as email at laura@pentictonvees.ca.