The Penticton Vees are pleased to announce defenseman Jason Marsella (’02) has committed to the team for the upcoming 2020/21 season.
Marsella, 17, comes to Penticton after playing three seasons for the North Jersey Avalanche program, completing the 2019/20 season with the U-18 team, amassing 7 goals and 7 assists for 14 points in 16 games played. After his season with the Avalanche came to an end, the 5’11”, 179-pound defender made his way to Avon Old Farms in the United States Prep circuit, suiting up for 27 games while registering 3 goals and 13 assists for 16 points on the campaign.
The Greenwich, Connecticut native has secured his playing future beyond junior hockey, committing to play at Yale University in the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) for the 2021-22 season. Marsella will know a familiar face when he joins the Vees, having played with Penticton recruit Quinn Hutson with the North Jersey program last season.
“Jason has the fundamental tools and compete level that is required to be a part of our program,” stated Vees President, General Manager and Head Coach Fred Harbinson, “We are fortunate he has chosen Penticton as his next step in his development process.”
“Committing to play for the Vees is a wonderful opportunity to allow me to play the game I love at such a high level,” commented Marsella, “I am fortunate and blessed to be given the opportunity from the Vees organization to wear the Blue, Black and White and I am excited to see what the future holds.”
“If there is one thing I would like Vees fans to know about me,” Marsella continued, “It is that I am ready to work my hardest and do everything in my power to ensure success for such an astute organization.”
The Vees would like to welcome Jason and his family to the organization as well as the South Okanagan.