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June 28,2014(ISN) – The Penticton Vees Jr. ‘A’ Hockey Club is pleased to
announce incoming defenseman Miles Gendron (96) and returning forward Jack
Ramsey (95), have been drafted by the Ottawa Senators and Chicago
Blackhawks respectively, at the 2014 NHL Entry Draft in Philadelphia,
Pennsylvania.

Gendron, celebrating his 18th birthday Saturday, was taken in the third
round, 70th overall by the Senators. A dual citizen, Gendron has spent the
last four years playing prep hockey at The River Schools in Weston,
Massachusetts. Last year, the rear-guard was named the Independent School
League’s MVP, won the league Sportsmanship award and was also named a
league all-star, after putting up 22 points in 19 games. The accolades
didn’t end there, as Gendron was the recipient of the John Carleton Award,
given out by the Boston Bruins to best senior boy’s hockey player in
eastern Massachusetts.

Gendron was ranked 74th amongst North American skaters by NHL Central
Scouting ahead of this weekend’s draft. Gendron will patrol the blue-line
for the Vees in the upcoming 2014-2015 season, before embarking on his
collegiate career at the University of Connecticut in 2015.

Ramsey, 18, is set to return for his second season with the Vees after a
solid rookie campaign in 2013-2014. The Minnesotan was taken in the seventh
round, 208th overall by the Chicago Blackhawks. Last season, the two-way
forward put up nine goals and 25 points in 57 regular season games. Ramsey
flourished as one of the Vees best defensive forwards and top
penalty-killers but did find his scoring touch in the BCHL playoffs, where
he had eight points in 11 games, as the Vees advanced to the Interior
Division Final. Ramsey is set to join the University of Minnesota Golden
Gophers in the fall of 2015.

Vees President, General Manager & Head Coach Fred Harbinson says Ramsey
came into his own as year progressed, “Today was the culmination of the
hard work Jack put it last year, as he constantly improved his game
throughout the season. He finished on a high note in the playoffs and we
expect him to be a key piece to our leadership group next season.”

The Vees organization would like to congratulate both Jack and Miles on
their selections. They were two of seven players drafted by NHL teams
Saturday that played in the BCHL last year or will be playing in the league
this fall.

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