Evan McIntyre, a Penticton Vees defenceman, has committed to the Ohio State University Buckeyes. (Penticton Vees photo)

Vees defenceman commits to Ohio State University Buckeyes

Evan McIntyre is in his second season with the Vees in the BCHL

Penticton Vees defenceman Evan McIntyre has committed to the Ohio State University for the 2020-2021 season.

“Personally, becoming a Buckeye is a dream come true,” McIntyre said in a news release. “It is a first-class school with an unbelievable hockey program that is very successful. They produce some of the best players across the country year in and year out. The history and tradition of the school is recognized from all over. It is going to be an honour to attend and play hockey for such a prestigious school.”

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McIntyre, 18, is in his second season with the Vees after joining the team in January during the 2018/19 campaign. The 5’10”, 179-pound rearguard has played in 20 total games with Penticton, scoring four goals and adding four assists for eight points during that stretch with two of those tallies coming on the power play.

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The Oakville, Ont., native played two seasons at St. Andrew’s College, located in Aurora, Ont., where he had 24 goals and 80 assists for 104 points from the backend in 139 games total. McIntyre moved on to begin his junior hockey career in the United States Hockey League with the Cedar Rapids Roughriders, scoring two goals and five points in 23 games before making his way to the South Okanagan.

“We are proud to have Evan commit to Ohio State and secure his collegiate future with the Buckeyes,” said Vees president, general manager and head coach Fred Harbinson, “Evan is an outstanding person and a terrific student who has a great work ethic.”

The Ohio State Buckeyes play out of the Big 10 conference and play their games in the Value City Arena located in Columbus, Ohio. The Buckeyes are led by Head Coach Steve Rohlik, who has been at the helm since the 2013-2014 season and is entering his seventh season.

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