PENTICTON, BC –The Penticton Vees Jr. ‘A’ Hockey Club is pleased to announce the signing of forward Desi Burgart (98) ahead of the 2015-16 season.
Burgart, who doesn’t turn 17 until the end of the month, impressed Vees brass at the team’s Main Camp and in the pre-season games last week.
The Vancouver, BC, product played in the BC Major Midget League (BCMML) last year with the NW Giants, picking up 15 goals and 25 points in 38 games. Despite his age, Burgart brings a nice blend of size and skill to the Vees’ line-up, as he’s listed at 6’1 and 180 pounds.
Despite playing his minor hockey in the Lower Mainland, Burgart has strong family ties to Penticton. Both his father and mother grew up in Penticton and he still has family living in the Peach City.
Burgart will wear number nine and will make his BCHL debut in the Vees’ season opener on Friday night in Salmon Arm.
Also, the Vees organization was thrilled with the success in the first year of their four-year ticketing partnership with Peter’s Bros Construction. Last year, it was announced that Students (18 and under) and children would be free at every Vees home game over the next four years, courtesy of Peter’s Bros Construction.
Vees’ President, General Manager and Head Coach, Fred Harbinson, is excited about the response from the community, “We were thrilled about the success of the partnership last season with Peter’s Brothers as student and children attendance tripled last season. Alongside Peter’s Bros Construction, we look forward to continuing to provide a safe and affordable entertainment option for youth in our city.”
Peter’s Bros Construction is a privately owned and operated premier paving contractor in the Okanagan with its head office located in Penticton. While based in the Okanagan, Peter’s Bros Construction performs its quality work throughout the entire province of British Columbia and has been recognized by the Ministry of Highways with the first place award of Excellence in Paving. Peter’s Bros Construction has been a great community partner in Penticton, as they’re a major sponsor of the Peach Festival amongst other community initiatives.