The Penticton Vees Jr. ‘A’ Hockey Club has acquired forward Darius Davidson (96) from the Surrey Eagles for future considerations, the team announced Wednesday.
President, General Manager and Head Coach Fred Harbinson sees a good fit with the power forward, “Darius is a proven contributor on the offensive side of the game and his numbers reflect that. We feel his blend of skill and size will make him a very effective player at both ends of the ice.”
“With the amount of injuries we’ve had in recent weeks, we felt this move made more and more sense going forward.”
Davidson, 19, led the Eagles in scoring this season with 11 goals and 25 points through 30 games; he had a team-best four power-play goals too. The 6’1, 195 pound winger had a breakout sophomore season a year ago, when he racked up 25 goals and 51 points in 58 games for a struggling Surrey squad. He finished in the top 40 in the BCHL scoring race last season and was tied for 19th in goals.
Since the start of last season, the Surrey, BC, native has put up 36 goals and 76 points in 88 games. Impressive numbers considering Surrey finished 16th in the BCHL with nine wins and 22 points one season ago.
To make room on the roster, the Vees put injured forward Demico Hannoun (95) on the 30-day Injured Reserve after he sustained a broken arm in last Friday’s game against Vernon; Hannoun is expected to be out six-weeks.
Davidson is expected to join the Vees today and make his debut on Friday in Salmon Arm.
Vees fans can see the newest Vee on this Saturday, December 12th, when they host the Silverbacks at the SOEC; face-off is 6 pm. It’s a showdown of the top two teams in the Interior Division, and it’s the second to last home game of 2015! Get your tickets at the Valley First box office (at the SOEC), or online at www.valleyfirsttix.com