penticton vees

November 7, 2012, Penticton, BC (ISN) –The Penticton Vees Hockey Club is pleased to announce forward Dexter Dancs (95) has been selected for the 2012 Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL) Prospects Games. Dancs will play for Team West in a two-game miniseries versus Team East November 10th & 11th in Digby and Yarmouth, Nova Scotia.

“Dexter is a budding talent, who has the tools to develop into an effective power-forward in the BCHL. Dexter being picked to play in the Prospects Game shows he is among the top draft-eligible players in the CJHL,” commented Vees Head Coach & GM Fred Harbinson.

Dancs, 17, has two goals and four points in 17 games for the Vees this season. The North Vancouver product appeared in 15 games last season as an AP. The power forward had a breakout season in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League (KIJHL) with the Osoyoos Coyotes in 2012. As a 16 year-old, Dancs amassed 67 points in 42 games en route to be named the KIJHL Rookie of the Year. That standout performance earned Dancs a scholarship to the University of Michigan for the 2014-15 season. Earlier this season, Dancs was listed as ‘C’ list prospect by NHL Central Scouting for the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.

The CJHL Prospect Games were created to showcase the top 40 NHL prospects in the CJHL. The Prospects Games feature players from the five western CJHL leagues going head-to-head with players from the CJHL’s five eastern leagues, in a two-game total goal series.

Dancs is one of seven players from the BCHL selected to Team West that will compete for the President’s Cup, which is awarded to the winning team at each CJHL Prospects Game. The two-game series is held in conjunction with the 2012 World Junior ‘A’ Challenge in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia.