PHOTO: Jack Murray
PENTICTON, B.C. – The Penticton Vees Junior ‘A’ Hockey Club is pleased to announce defenseman Evan McIntyre (’00) has committed to Ohio State University for the 2020/21 season.
McIntyre, 18, is in his second season with the Vees after joining the team in January during the 2018/19 campaign. The 5’10”, 179-pound rearguard has played in 20 total games with Penticton, scoring 4 goals and adding 4 assists for 8 points during that stretch with two of those tallies coming on the power play.
The Oakville, Ontario native played two seasons at St. Andrew’s College, located in Aurora, Ontario, where he scored 24 goals and 80 assists for 104 points from the backend in 139 games total. McIntyre moved on to begin his junior hockey career in the United States Hockey League with the Cedar Rapids Roughriders, scoring 2 goals and 5 points in 23 games before making his way to the South Okanagan.
“We are proud to have Evan commit to Ohio State and secure his collegiate future with the Buckeyes,” said President, General Manager and Head Coach Fred Harbinson, “Evan is an outstanding person and a terrific student who has a great work ethic.”
“Personally, becoming a Buckeye is a dream come true,” McIntyre said, “It is a first-class school with an unbelievable hockey program that is very successful. They produce some of the best players across the country year in and year out.”
“The history and tradition of the school is recognized from all over,” McIntyre continued, “It is going to be an honour to attend and play hockey for such a prestigious school.”
The Ohio State Buckeyes play out of the Big 10 conference and play their games in the Value City Arena located in Columbus, Ohio. The Buckeyes are led by Head Coach Steve Rohlik, who has been at the helm since the 2013/14 season and is entering his 7th season.