Johnston to join River Hawks in 2012

Penticton Vees captain Logan Johnston has netted a scholarship with the University of Massachusetts-Lowell River Hawks.

  • Oct. 28, 2011 4:00 p.m.

The Penticton Vees Hockey Club is pleased to announce Captain Logan Johnston has committed to the University of Massachusetts-Lowell River Hawks for the fall of 2012.

Johnston, 20, is in his fourth season with the Penticton Vees, a team he grew up watching in Penticton.

Johnston has played in 173 career regular season games for the Vees, registering 27 goals and 69 points. In 2010-2011, the Penticton native recorded 11 goals and 32 points in 56 games.

The power-forward is coming off an impressive playoff performance last spring, scoring six goals and nine points in as many games for the Vees; earning him Co-Playoff MVP honours.

“I am very proud of what Logan has accomplished in his time as a Penticton Vee,” said Vees coach-GM Fred Harbinson. “He has shown dedication and perseverance developing over the last four and a half years; first as an AP in 07-08 and to the present as our current Captain and leader.”

Johnston is currently serving a 25-game suspension and is eligible to return on November 26th, versus the Chilliwack Chiefs.

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