The Penticton Vees announce 2001-born defenceman Cade Webber has committed to the team for the 2019-20 season.
Webber, from Meadville, Pennsylvania, comes to Penticton with imposing size, listed at 6’6’’ and 194 pounds.
Webber spent the majority of the 2018-19 season playing for The Rivers School prep team in Weston, Massachusetts, scoring 12 goals and adding 14 assists in 29 games.
He was a member of Team USA at the 2018 Hlinka Gretzky Cup which was held in Red Deer and Edmonton. He recorded two assists in five games.
Webber was recently ranked 87th by NHL Central Scouting amongst North American skaters heading into the 2019 NHL Entry Draft in Vancouver.
He will join his teammates for training camp at the South Okanagan Events Centre in mid-August.
Vees have also received a commitment from 2001-born forward Danny Weight for the 2019-20 season.
Weight, from Lattingtown, New York, spent the 2018-19 season with the US National Development Program, splitting time with the U17 team, U18 team and the USHL Junior team.
With the USHL team, Weight played 23 games scoring eight goals and seven assists before being held pointless in two playoff games.
The 6’, 185-pound forward comes to Penticton with an NCAA commitment to Boston College.
Weight, who was born in Edmonton, was a member of the US U17 team that won the gold medal at the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge in New Brunswick in 2018. He scored one goal and added two assists in six games.
Danny is the son of Doug Weight, who played 1,238 NHL games over his career with the New York Rangers, Edmonton Oilers, St. Louis Blues, Carolina Hurricanes, Anaheim Ducks and New York Islanders. He won the Stanley Cup in 2006 as a member of the Hurricanes and currently works as a senior advisor with the Islanders.
Weight will arrive in Penticton for training camp in mid-August.