Vees Acquire Hannoun from Surrey

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Aug 13,2014(ISN) – The Penticton Vees Jr. ‘A’ Hockey Club has acquired
forward Demico Hannoun (95) from the Surrey Eagles in exchange for the CJHL
playing rights of defenseman Alex Coulombe (95) and future considerations
the team announced Wednesday.

Vees President, General Manager and Head Coach Fred Harbinson on the
acquisition of Hannoun, “Demico is a player who we are very familiar with,
and I look forward to working with him so can he achieve his maximum
potential.”

Hannoun, who turns 19 in October, brings a wealth of experience to the Vees
as he’s set to embark on his fourth BCHL season. The North Delta, BC,
product has played in 182 career regular season and playoff games in the
BCHL and has twice played in the RBC Cup for Surrey and Vernon. Last season
with the Vipers, Hannoun was nearly a point per-game player, collecting 15
goals and 44 points in 48 regular season games. He added another 12 points
in 18 playoff games as the Vipers advanced to the Fred Page Cup Final
against Coquitlam. Hannoun also represented Canada on the International
stage last season as he was a member of Team Canada West at the 2013 World
Junior ‘A’ Challenge in Nova Scotia. Hannoun is committed to Michigan Tech
University.

Hannoun started his BCHL career in Surrey in 2011 and won a Fred Page Cup
championship with the Eagles in the spring of 2013 when they edged the Vees
in six games in the league final. Hannoun and the Eagles won the inaugural
Crescent Point Energy Western Canada Cup in Nanaimo that year and advanced
all the way to the RBC Cup Semi-Final in Summerside, P.E.I.

Coulombe, from Granby, Quebec, played in 54 regular season games with the
Vees last season while adding three goals and 19 points to go along with 50
penalty-minutes. Coulombe played in all 11 of the Vees playoffs games,
registering one assist.

The Vees will play four exhibition home games this year; two at home. It
all starts on Saturday, August 30th when they pay a visit to the Vernon
Vipers. Then it’s a home-and-home set with the West Kelowna Warriors
starting at the SOEC on Friday, September 5th; they head to West Kelowna
the following night. The Vees wrap up the pre-season with a home game
against Merritt on Sunday, September 14th.

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