Liam Malmquist is the newest recruit for the Penticton Vees for their upcoming BC Hockey League schedule. (Submitted)

Liam Malmquist is the newest recruit for the Penticton Vees for their upcoming BC Hockey League schedule. (Submitted)

Minnesota standout latest signing for Okanagan BCHL squad

Liam Malmquist of Minnesota coming to Vees for 2019/2020 season

The Penticton Vees off-season recruitment drive is continuing in earnest with the signing of 2000-born forward Liam Malmquist.

Malmquist, from Edina, Minn., comes to Penticton after completing his high school career with the Edina High School Hornets.

In 24 games last season, Malmquist scored 23 goals and 29 assists. In the prestigious Minnesota State Tournament, Malmquist fired four goals and two assists in just three games to help his team win the championship.

Malmquist, who turns 19 on Oct. 8, also suited up for 21 games with Team Southwest of the Upper Midwest High School Elite Hockey League the past season, scoring nine goals and adding 23 assists and was the leading scorer.

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The Vees newest recruit recently announced his commitment to the University of Wisconsin, and joins his teammates in Penticton for training camp this August in preparation for the 2019/2020 BC Hockey League schedule.

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Malmquist’s two older brothers, Dylan and Derek,are also noted hockey players with Dylan having just completed his NCAA career at the University of Notre Dame. He played 150 games with the Fighting Irish scoring 91 points.


 

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Liam Malmquist playing for the Edina High School Hornets helped his team to a state championship in Minnesota last season. (Jeff Lawler, SportsEngine)

Liam Malmquist playing for the Edina High School Hornets helped his team to a state championship in Minnesota last season. (Jeff Lawler, SportsEngine)