PENTICTON, BC –The Penticton Vees Jr. ‘A’ Hockey Club, hosts of the 2017 Western Canada Cup, have finalized their coaching staff ahead of the 2016-17 season
The organization is happy to announce the hiring of Assistant Coach Matt Fraser and Video Coach Adam West.
Matt Fraser hails from Barrie, Ontario, but isn’t unfamiliar to the Okanagan and Penticton. The 24-year-old attended the Okanagan Hockey Academy, before playing various levels of junior hockey in Canada and the United States from 2009-2012. Fraser then attended Georgian College in his hometown, where he played for their men’s hockey team in the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association.
Adam West, a Calgary, Alberta, native, comes to Penticton from Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences in Vierumaki, Finland. West is currently enrolled in their Bachelor of Sports & Leisure Management program. Whilst at school, West served as an Assistant Coach for the past two years with Vierumaki United in the Finnish Mestis Under-20 junior league. He has also served as a Goalie Coach for the Northwest Calgary Athletic Association and Southern Alberta Selects, and was an Goalie Instructor with Hockey Canada.
The additions of Matt and Adam, along with the recent hiring of Jason Becker as an Assistant Coach, round out the Vees’ staff ahead of the 2016-17 season.