PHOTO: Jean Levasseur/Photo Estacades
PENTICTON, BC. – The Penticton Vees Junior ‘A’ Hockey Club is pleased to announce the commitment of forward Thomas Pichette (’03) for the 2021/22 season.
Pichette, 17, is currently suiting up for Kimball Union Academy, located in Meriden, New Hampshire and played in his first two games of the season over the weekend as the academy started with league play, resulting in a pair of wins over Tilton School. The 6’0”, 179-pound forward spent the 2019/20 campaign with the Trois-Rivieries Estacades of the Quebec Midget AAA League, scoring 20 goals and adding 20 assists for 40 points in 42 games played and finishing as the team’s leading scorer.
This season is the first that the Yamachiche, Quebec native has played outside of his home province, and country, while finishing his schooling at Kimball Union. Pichette comes to Penticton with a commitment to the University of Maine and will suit up for the Black Bears after his junior hockey career.
The Vees would like to welcome Thomas and his family to the organization, the South Okanagan as well as the City of Penticton.