The Penticton Vees Junior A Hockey Club announced Monday, July 13 2020 that the team acquired forward Finlay Williams (’03) from the Prince George Spruce Kings in exchange for future considerations. (Vicki Brown photography)

Penticton Vees snag ‘impact’ forward Fin Williams from Prince George

17-year-old already has impressive Junior A resume

The Penticton Vees Junior A Hockey Club announced Monday, July 13 the team has acquired forward Finlay Williams from the Prince George Spruce Kings in exchange for future considerations.

Despite being a 17-year-old, Williams brings a plethora of experience to the Vees roster.

Two seasons ago, Williams won a BC Hockey League champion after he joined the Spruce Kings in the 2019 playoffs.

That season, the 6’0”, 190-pound forward got into eight BCHL playoff games while suiting up for six Doyle Cup games and six games at the National Junior A Championship, playing until the tournament’s final game.

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The North Vancouver product joined the Spruce Kings full-time for his 16-year-old season during the 2019-20 campaign, finishing with 11 goals and 20 assists for 31 points in 40 games played.

Williams also has secured his future in collegiate hockey as he is committed to play with the University of Michigan Wolverines.

In his time before Junior A, Williams played at the Burnaby Winter Club as part of the Canadian Sport School Hockey League where he tallied 74 points in 61 games, split between his Bantam Prep and Midget Prep campaigns. He also represented British Columbia at the Canada Winter Games in 2018, posting five goals and four assists for nine points in seven games for Team BC.

Vees president, general manager and head coach, Fred Harbinson was very pleased to be able to bring Williams into the fold for the upcoming season.

“Fin is an extremely mature person and player who will have an immediate impact on our program,” said Harbinson.

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