Okanagan junior hockey team add power and punch to 2019/20 line up

The Penticton Vees added a pair of top-ranked players to their 2019/20 roster

Summer isn’t here yet but the Penticton Vees are already on the move in preparation for the upcoming B.C. Hockey League season.

Tuesday the club announced it has received a commitment for 2019/20 from a pair of 2001-born players, forward Danny Weight and defenceman Cade Webber.

Weight, a member of the United States U17 team that won the gold medal at the World Under -17 Hockey Challenge in New Brunswick in 2018, is the son of former National Hockey League player Doug Weight.

His father played over 1,200 games during his career with the New York Rangers, Edmonton Oilers, St. Louis Blues, Carolina Hurricanes, Anaheim Ducks and the New York Islanders.

He won a Stanley Cup in 2006 as a member of the Hurricanes and is currently working as a senior advisor with the Islanders.

The 6’ 180-pound forward comes to Penticton with a commitment to Boston College.

Weight, who was born in Edmonton, lists his home town as Lattingtown, N.Y. and spent last season with the U.S. National Development Program, splitting his time between the U17, U18 and the United States Hockey League junior team.

With the USHL squad he played 23 games, scoring eight goals and adding seven assists.

In 2017/18 Weight played 57 games with the U17 USNDTP team and scored 19 goals with 18 assists. He also skated in 31 games with the USHL team, scoring 12 goals with 10 assists.

READ MORE: Penticton group confident in bid to host 2021 Junior A Hockey Championships

Webber, listed at 6’6” tall and 194 pounds is from Meadville Pa.

He spent most of last season with The Rivers School prep team scoring 12 goals and 14 assists in 29 games.

A member of Team USA at the 2018 Hlinka Gretzy in Red Deer and Edmonton he had two assists in five games.

READ MORE: Penticton Vees alumni will play for Canada at World Hockey Championship

Webber was recently ranked 87th by NHL Central Scouting amongst North American skaters heading into the 2019 NHL Entry Draft in Vancouver.

Both players are expected to join their teammates at the South Okanagan Events Centre for training camp in mid-August.


 

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