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Busy day for Penticton Vees results in addition of ‘elite offensive talent’

The Fred Page Cup champions made two separate transactions on June 17

The Penticton Vees’ management team is staying busy ahead of their pursuit to win back-to-back Fred Page Cups.

Dovar Tinling and Ben Brunette were acquired by the B.C. Hockey League champions on Friday, June 17, thanks to the completion of two separate transactions.

“Dovar is an elite offensive talent that will be a big addition to our forward group,” said Fred Harbinson, the team’s president, general manager and head coach. “He’s a smart player and we feel he will play an important role in our lineup.”

Tinling, a 19-year-old forward from Quebec, split last season with the University of Vermont and the Des Moines Buccaneers in the United States Hockey League (USHL), where he posted 25 points in 39 games.

One of the newest members of the Vees is eligible for the 2022 NHL Draft in Montreal and will attend the Philadelphia Flyers’ Development Camp later this summer.

Brunette, meanwhile, also spent last year in the USHL and previously appeared in BCHL games with the Powell River Kings during the 2020-2021 season.

The 20-year-old defenceman has committed to the University of Massachusetts-Lowell once his junior hockey career comes to a close.

“We feel he will bolster our depth on the blueline for the upcoming season,” said Harbinson about Brunette.

Tinling’s playing rights were acquired from the Hawkesbury Hawks in the Central Canada Hockey League in exchange for future considerations, while Brunette was traded for forward Liam Tanner.

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