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

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.”

READ MORE: Vees give sneak peek at new hockey jersey

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.

READ MORE: Vees bolster defence by CJHL deadline

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.

To report a typo, email: editor@pentictonwesternnews.com.


Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

BCHLPenticton Vees

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

In a feature article published April 10, 2021 in The Times of London, ‘headlined British Columbia has what it takes to rival Napa Valley,’ the valley is praised extensively for its natural beauty and wine. (File photo)
From the U.K. with love: Okanagan wine, scenery receives international praise

The Times of London newspaper recently featured the valley in a wine and travel piece

The currently vacant lot on Main Street where a Dairy Queen, retail and residential spaces have been approved to go into. (Town of Oliver)
Main Street in Oliver is getting a Dairy Queen and residential units

Oliver council gave its approval to fill the empty lot with DQ and residential units

A dumpster was on fire behind a residential complex in downtown Penticton Tuesday afternoon. (Brennan Phillips Western News)
Dumpster fire extinguished in downtown Penticton

There has been a string of dumpster fires lately

FILE — In this March 31, 2021 file photo, a nurse fills a syringe with a dose of the Johnson & Johnson’s one-dose COVID-19 vaccine at the Vaxmobile, at the Uniondale Hempstead Senior Center, in Uniondale, N.Y. The U.S. is recommending a “pause” in administration of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine to investigate reports of potentially dangerous blood clots. In a joint statement Tuesday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration said it was investigating clots in six women in the days after vaccination, in combination with reduced platelet counts. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
72 new COVID-19 cases in Interior Health

This brings the total number of cases in the region to 9,666 since the pandemic began

Fire rips through shop in small South Okanagan town

The building was destroyed despite community efforts to fight the fire

A person receives a COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination clinic run by Vancouver Coastal Health, in Richmond, B.C., Saturday, April 10, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS
B.C. sees 873 more COVID-19 cases Tuesday, decline continues

Hospitalizations up to 377, two more deaths for 1,515 total

Skogie’s Express Tunnel Wash on Anderson Way in Vernon. (Submitted photo)
Lawsuit dismissed after vehicle damaged while inside Okanagan car wash

Civil Resolution Tribunal dismisses driver’s claim following a collision inside Skogie’s car wash in Vernon

The future of the Eagle Pass Lookout cabin is being discussed. (File photo)
Options presented for future of former Eagle Pass fire lookout in Shuswap

Stakeholders met in 2020 to discuss the restoration, or possible removal of the cabin

(Mayor Cindy Fortin - Peachland)
Peachland mayor declines early vaccination offer

Mayor Cindy Fortin said she wants seniors, immunocompromised individuals to get the shot first

B.C. Premier John Horgan speaks at the B.C. legislature. (B.C. government)
Tougher COVID-19 restrictions in B.C., including travel, still ‘on the table’: Horgan

John Horgan says travel restrictions will be discussed Wednesday by the provincial cabinet

Conservation officers caught three men over fishing bull trout in Kinbasket Lake. (Facebook)
B.C. men fined $1.7K for overfishing near Revelstoke, Golden

The seized fish were donated to the Golden Food Bank

NorKam secondary student Karis Wilson in the outfit that got her sent home from school on Feb. 23, 2021. (Kamloops This Week photo)
Clothing that ‘detracts from learning process’ removed from SD73 student dress code

Policy change underway after student in knee-length dress, long-sleeve turtleneck sent home

Protesters occupied a road leading to Fairy Creek Watershed near Port Renfrew. (Submitted photo)
B.C. First Nation says logging activist interference not welcome at Fairy Creek

Vancouver Island’s Pacheedaht concerned about increasing polarization over forestry activities

Flow Academy is not accepting membership applications from anybody who has received a dose of the vaccine, according to a password-protected membership application form. (Submitted image)
B.C. martial arts gym refusing patrons who have been vaccinated, wear masks

Interior Health has already issued a ticket to Flow Academy for non-compliance with public health orders

Most Read