August 7, 2013, PENTICTON, BC (ISN) –The Penticton Vees Jr. ‘A’ Hockey Club has acquired defenseman Paul Stoykewych (95) from the Winnipeg Blues of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League (MJHL), in exchange for the playing rights of forward Jordan McCallum (93) and future considerations.
Stoykewych, 18, spent the past two seasons in Winnipeg where he played in 131 career games with the Blues, picking up 10 goals and 60 points. Stoykewych was a member of the silver medal winning Team Canada West at the 2012 World Junior ‘A’ Challenge in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia; a roster that included four Vees. The rear-guard was named to the MJHL’s All-Rookie team in 2012 after collecting 27 points in 54 games. Prior to the MJHL, Stoykewych played 43 games with the Winnipeg Wild in the Manitoba Major Midget circuit, where he compiled six goals and 18 points.
Stoykewych is committed to play for the Western Michigan Broncos in 2014, the same school where former Vees Sam Mellor, Thomas Nitsche and Mike Rebry are applying their trade. The Vees organization is thrilled to welcome Paul and his family to Penticton and the South Okanagan