Another member of the Penticton Vees is slated to represent the Peach City south of the border.
Team captain Fin Williams has committed to the University of Notre Dame, the team announced on Thursday, April 21.
The 18-year-old’s season was cut short due to a season-ending injury suffered in December. He posted 12 goals and added 25 assists in 27 games played during the 2021-2022 B.C. Hockey League Season before being sidelined.
Williams has been the Vees’ captain since the 2020-2021 season, after spending his rookie BCHL season with the Prince George Spruce Kings.
“I can’t thank the Vees enough for helping prepare me for my college career as a student athlete,” he said.
The North Vancouver native will join fellow Vees alumni, Nick Leivermann, when he arrives at Notre Dame to play for the Fighting Irish.
Leiverman suited up for Penticton during the 2017-2018 season, scoring 10 goals in 43 games played.
“I feel so lucky to be a part of such an incredible university and hockey program,” Williams said. “I can’t wait to be a part of the culture that Notre Dame has built. I really appreciate the support their coaches have given me throughout this process.”
Notre Dame plays out of the Big 10 Conference, a prestigious group that consists of schools like Michigan, Ohio State and Minnesota.
Williams is among 21 players on the Vees currently committed to a U.S. university.
Penticton is off to the 2022 Interior Conference Finals after sweeping the Prince George Spruce Kings earlier this week.
The winner of the West Kelowna Warriors and Salmon Arms Silverbacks second-round series will be slated to play the Vees in the next round.
The Warriors currently have a 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven series against the Silverbacks.