PENTICTON, BC –The Penticton Vees Jr. A Hockey Club has added a veteran piece to their line-up. The team announced [date] they’ve signed former Western Hockey League (WHL) forward Duncan Campbell.
President, General Manager and Head Coach Fred Harbinson,“Anyone who has coached or played with Duncan immediately speaks of his great character and his strong work ethic; he’s the definition of a two-way player. Duncan brings championship experience which will be vital come the end of the year.”
Campbell, 20, spent his entire hockey career in his hometown of Brandon, Manitoba. Last year with the Wheaties, Campbell had 10 goals and 22 points in 72 regular season games. The 6’3, 196 pound forward played in 21 WHL playoff games last spring, as the Wheaties won the Ed Chynoweth Cup, the WHL championship, and went on to participate in the 2016 MasterCard Memorial Cup in Red Deer, Alberta.
The year prior, Campbell played in 68 regular season games, picking up 12 goals and 21 points, as the Wheaties lost out to the Kelowna Rockets in the WHL Final. That post-season he played in 17 playoff games, picking up a goal and an assist, to go along with six penalty-minutes.
Campbell brings plenty of junior hockey experience to Penticton, having played in 148 career regular season games in the WHL over three seasons, and has played in another 38 playoff games, plus the 2016 MasterCard Memorial Cup.
He also played three seasons of Midget AAA hockey in his hometown, playing in 124 games in the Manitoba Midget Hockey League; he was the Captain in his third and final year. In 124 career games at the Midget level, Campbell amassed 80 goals and 158 points.
Campbell is expected to arrive in Penticton tomorrow and will wear number 24. He’ll make his Vees debut next week when the Vees face the Salmon Arm Silverbacks and Powell River Kings.