Penticton Vees captain Fin Williams will be sidelined for the rest of the season after suffering a lower-body injury, the team announced on Tuesday (Jan. 18). (Photo by Jack Murray)

Penticton Vees captain Fin Williams will be sidelined for the rest of the season after suffering a lower-body injury, the team announced on Tuesday (Jan. 18). (Photo by Jack Murray)

Injury sidelines Penticton Vees captain for the rest of BCHL season

Fin Williams was in his second season as captain of the Vees

The Penticton Vees will be without their captain for the rest of the season.

Forward Fin Williams will be sidelined for the remainder of the 2021-2022 B.C. Hockey League (BCHL) campaign, the team announced on Tuesday (Jan. 18).

Williams will require surgery after suffering a lower-body injury.

The 18-year old has acted as the Vees’ captain since the start of the 2020-2021 season. In 86 career BCHL games, the forward has scored 28 goals while adding 58 assists.

“We found out on Monday that our Captain Fin Williams suffered a season-ending injury that requires surgery,” said Fred Harbinson, the team’s president, general manager and head coach. “Fin has been the consummate leader, teammate and citizen during his time as a Vee. We will continue to support Fin through this difficult rehab process.”

Williams, a University of Michigan commit, has been exactly a point-per-game player during his three-season run in the BCHL.

In his second season with the Vees during the 2021-2022 season, the forward ranked seventh in league scoring with 12 goals and 37 points.

READ MORE: Penticton Vees captain Fin Williams named as B.C. Hockey League’s 2nd Star of the Week

The Vees captain was set to represent Penticton at the BCHL’s 60th-anniversary all-star in January before the league postponed the festivities just before Christmas because of COVID-19 concerns.

Penticton (21-5-0-2) will hit the ice for the first time without its captain on Wednesday (Jan. 19) when they visit the Prince George Spruce Kings (18-14-1-0).

Harbinson’s squad had their most recent game postponed on Saturday when the team had issues crossing the United States border on the way to a showdown with the Wenatchee Wild.

READ MORE: Penticton Vees denied entry into United States


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