PENTICTON, BC –The Penticton Vees Jr. ‘A’ Hockey Club has acquired goaltender Zach Driscoll (97) from the Omaha Lancers of the United States Hockey League (USHL) for future considerations, the team announced Monday.
With the addition of Driscoll, the Vees feel they have solidified their goaltending tandem for the 2015-16 season.
Driscoll, 18, split last season between the Austin Bruins of the North American Hockey League and the Omaha Lancers of the USHL. With the Bruins, the Apple Valley, Minnesota, product had a 2.19 goals-against average a .920 save-percentage in 14 games. He then was acquired by the Lancers in December of last year and picked up six wins in 18 games. Prior to playing junior hockey, Driscoll played at East View High School in his hometown of Apple Valley. In his junior year, Driscoll was named to the Associated Press First Team All-State after owning 2.03 goals-against average and a .930 save-percentage in 25 games.
Driscoll is committed to St. Cloud State University for the 2016-17 season. The Huskies play in the National Collegiate Hockey Conference and recent Vees alumni include Joey Benik, Patrick Newell, Garrett Milan and Joey Holka.
In a corresponding move, the Vees have traded goalie Émilien Boily (97) to the OCN Blizzard of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League for future considerations.
The Penticton Vees would like to welcome Zach to the South Okanagan and to the organization, and would like to wish Émilien all the best in his future with OCN.
The next Vees home game is this Friday, October 2nd, when they face the Merritt Centennials at the SOEC; puck drop is 7 pm.