The Penticton Vees have acquired decorated Manitoba junior hockey player, Owen Murray, in exchange for future considerations. (Penticton Vees/Contributed)

Penticton Vees acquire decorated Manitoba defenseman

Murray represented Team Canada West during the World Junior A Challenge in Dawson Creek, B.C.

The Penticton Vees have acquired Manitoba defenseman and decorated junior hockey player, Owen Murray, in exchange for future considerations.

Despite being just 17, the former Portage Terriers defenseman has many accomplishments to his name.

During his 16-year-old season with the Terriers he posted nine goals, 32 assists and 41 points, in 55 games. In playoffs later that year he posted two goals, five assists and seven points, in 15 games,helping Portage win the MJHL and Anavet Cup, advancing them to the RBC Cup Tournament.

The 5’10 181-pound defender was named MJHL’s Rookie of the Year, was admitted to the MJHL All-Rookie Team, and finished the season as a finalist for the Canadian Junior Hockey League Rookie of the Year award.

This past season, Murray recorded nearly a point per game, with four goals and 22 assists, in 30 games.

Perhaps the most notable accomplishment was Murray’s representation of Team Canada West during the World Junior A Challenge in Dawson Creek, B.C.

In future the Decker, Manitoba native plans on attending the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.

In an announcement Thursday morning the Penticton Vees welcomed Murray and his family to the City of Penticton, the South Okanagan and the organization.

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