Trio of Reilly brothers join Vees

The Penticton Vees have added three dynamic hockey player in the Reilly brothers.

The Penticton Vees have added three dynamic hockey player in the Reilly brothers.

Connor, Ryan, and Mike Reilly of Chanhassen, Minnesota have committed to joining the Vees for the 2011-2012 season.

“It’s not everyday that you have the opportunity to add three quality players such as Connor, Ryan, and Mikey,” said Vees head coach and general manager Fred Harbinson. “I am very excited that I will be able to help develop these three brothers for the University of Minnesota.”

Twins Connor and Ryan, who will play as 20-year-olds this season, both suited up with the Sioux Falls Stampede in the USHL, while Mike, the youngest entering his 18-years-old season, skated at Shattuck St. Mary’s High School in Minnesota.

Connor and Ryan are both forwards, while Mike is a defenseman. Connor finished third in team scoring this past season with 14 goals and 25 assists in 60 games, while Ryan added 14 points in 42 games played.

Mike had an exceptional season with the National Champions at Shattuck St. Mary’s, posting nearly a point per game as a defender. Mike finished with 48 points in 54 games and is rated 52nd among North American skaters by NHL Central Scouting for the upcoming June NHL Entry Draft.

Check the Penticton Western News for more on the Reilly brothers.