The Penticton Vees are pleased to announce 2000-born forward Sammy Steele has committed to the Vees for the 2018-19 season.

Steele, from Hummelstown, PA, spent the 2017-18 season with the Fargo Force in the United States Hockey League. In 46 regular season games, Steele scored 11 goals and added 13 assists while recording just four penalty minutes.

The 6’3’’, 185-pound forward then added a goal and an assist in 14 playoff games, helping the Force lift the USHL championship, the Clark Cup.

“Sammy brings size and scoring ability to our forward group,” Vees head coach and general manager Fred Harbinson said. “He is coming off being an integral part of winning a USHL championship and that experience will be invaluable.”

Steele has already secured himself an NCAA scholarship to Arizona State University.

He will join the rest of his new teammates in Penticton for training camp in late August.