PENTICTON, BC –The Penticton Vees Jr. ‘A’ Hockey Club acquired forward Noah Jordan (97) from the St. Michaels Buzzers of the Ontario Junior Hockey League (OJHL) the team announced Wednesday
In exchange the Vees sent the playing rights of defenceman Seamus Donohue (96) and future considerations back to St. Michaels.
“What stands out with Noah is his size and experience but he also has shown he can produce at this level. You can never have enough depth and with us hosting the Western Canada Cup, we feel he’ll be a solid piece up front that will help us take a run at a national championship.”
The 6’5, 215 pound winger spent the last three seasons in the OJHL with St. Mike’s and put up career highs in goals, points and assists this past season. As an 18-year-old, Jordan had 12 goals and 56 points in 50 regular season games, finishing second in team scoring; his 44 helpers were a team best. In three seasons in the OJHL, the Toronto, Ontario, native compiled 24 goals and 92 points in 138 regular season games.
He also played internationally this past season, suiting up for Team Canada East at the 2015 World Junior ‘A’ Challenge in Cobourg, Ontario. In five games, Jordan had a goal and two points as Canada East finished fourth.
Last season was Donohue’s first in the BCHL as the Minnesota native came to the Vees from St. Thomas Academy, in his hometown of Mendota Heights. The blue-liner was limited to just 40 games in the regular season due to an injury but picked up a goal and 13 points.
The Vees would like to thank Seamus for his contributions to the Vees last season and at the same time, would like to welcome Noah to the organization and to the South Okanagan.