November 13, 2013, PENTICTON, BC (ISN) –The Penticton Vees Jr. ‘A’ Hockey Club has acquired forward Brendan Lamont (94) from the Trail Smoke Eaters for future considerations, the team announced Wednesday.
In a corresponding move, the team placed forward Josh Blanchard (96) on the 60 day Injured Reserved, as the result of a lower-body injury sustained on the Vees recent Island Division road trip.
President, General Manager and Head Coach Fred Harbinson says Lamont fits nicely in their line-up, “We have played a lot of hard fought battles against Brendan over the past few seasons; he brings experience, speed and a relentless work ethic.”
Lamont, 19, was in his first season with the Smoke Eaters after an off-season trade from the Merritt Centennials landed him in the West Kootenays. Lamont had five goals and 11 points to go along with 14 penalty-minutes with the Smoke Eaters this season. Prior to Trail, the Langley, BC native spent two seasons in Merritt, where he amassed 12 goals and 37 points and 97 penalty-minutes in 115 regular season games in Cents’ colours.
Lamont will wear number 14 and makes his Vees debut Friday, November 15th when the Vees pay a visit to the West Kelowna Warriors at Royal LePage Place. Lamont plays his first home game one night later, on November 16th, when the Vees host the Nanaimo Clippers at the SOEC. Tickets for that contest are available at the Valley First Box Office at the SOEC, or online at www.valleyfirsttix.com