PHOTO: Jack Murray
PENTICTON, BC. – The Penticton Vees Junior ‘A’ Hockey Club announced Wednesday the team has traded forward Darwin Lakoduk (’00) to the Prince George Spruce Kings in exchange for future considerations.
Lakoduk, 20, came to the Vees for the final 34 games of the 2019/20 season after being acquired from the Victoria Grizzlies. The 5’10”, 167-pound forward posted 6 goals and 5 assists for 11 points during his time in Penticton while playing in a total of 113 games throughout his BCHL career.
The Edmonton, Alberta native has registered 17 goals and 19 assists for 36 points in that span throughout his tenure in the league with the Vees and Grizzlies. During his time in Penticton, Lakoduk secured his collegiate future by committing to American International College (AIC) for the 2021/22 season.
“Darwin was a huge reason we had success last season,” mentioned President, General Manager and Head Coach, Fred Harbinson, “He is going to be missed on the ice and in the locker room. Unfortunately, our abundance of 20-year-olds placed me in a situation where we had no choice but to move him.”
The Vees would like to thank Darwin for his time with the organization and his contributions to the team and the City of Penticton.