Penticton Vees forward Chris Klack in action against the Cobourg Cougars in Royal Bank Cup semifinal play. Klack will be returning to the Vees for the 2017-18 season. Matthew Murnaghan/Hockey Canada Images

Klack, 20, returning for final season

Chris Klack is returning to the Penticton Vees, named alternate captain

Chris Klack is coming back.

Klack is returning to the Penticton Vees for the 2017-18 season, his final junior hockey season.

With the news of his return, Vees coach-general manager Fred Harbinson named him an alternate captain, joining the leadership group of co-captains Grant Cruikshank and Owen Sillinger. The final alternate captain will be named during the clubs training camp in August.

Related: Chris Klack-ing with teammates

“Chris was an integral part of our success last season, especially as the playoffs went on, his leadership skills became evident, not only to our staff, but the players as well,” said Harbinson, in a team statement. “We’re excited to have Chris back in the fold joining a strong group of returning players, as well as incoming players.”

Klack, 20, of Georgetown, Ont., joined the Vees last season from Muskegon of the U.S. Hockey League. In 58 games Klack scored 13 goals and added 34 assists for 47 points. Klack’s production took off in the playoffs where he posted 18 points in 20 games in helping the Vees win the Fred Page Cup in dramatic fashion over the Chilliwack Chiefs in seven games.

Vees season ticket memberships are now on sale for as low as $28/month including playoffs. Memberships are available at the Valley First Box Office (at the SOEC), by phoning Laura at the Vees Office, (250) 493-8337 ext. 4, or online at

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