Penticton Vees forward Danny Weight in action against the Trail Smoke Eaters this season. Weight has been selected to the Team West roster and will play in the Canadian Junior Hockey League Prospects Game in January. (Mark Brett - Western News)

Penticton Vees forward Danny Weight in action against the Trail Smoke Eaters this season. Weight has been selected to the Team West roster and will play in the Canadian Junior Hockey League Prospects Game in January. (Mark Brett - Western News)

Weight on the list for Team West

Vees forward named to Team West roster for the Canadian Junior Hockey League Prospects Game

The Penticton Vees’ second-leading scorer, 18-year-old Danny Weight, is joining the Team West roster for next month’s Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL) Prospects Game in Hamilton, Ont.

Weight, who hails from Lattingtown, N.Y., is in the seventh spot in the B.C. Hockey League (BCHL) individual scoring standings with 38 points (15 goals, 23 assists) in 37 games. His eight power-play goals are second in the league.

Weight is one of seven players from the BCHL to be selected to play for Team West.

The Vees forward, who has committed to Boston College after his time in the BCHL, is in his first season with the club and is a C-listed skater by the National Hockey League (NHL) Central Scouting division.

READ MORE: Vee’s go one-and-one in weekend games against Vernon

The 15th annual CJHL Prospects Game will be played at the Dave Andreychuk Arena Jan. 14 at 4 p.m. PST.

Organizers of the event select 40 players from eastern and western Canada in conjunction with NHL Central Scouting to form the two teams.

Meanwhile, the Vees are back in action with a pair of games this weekend ahead of the BCHL holiday break, Friday they will play host to the Powell River Kings at the South Okanagan Events Centre, coming off a 4-1 home-ice victory last Saturday over the Vernon Vipers.

The following night they are away in Cowichan Valley with a match against the Capitals and won’t return to action until New Year’s Day when they will play a matinee contest in Vernon.

READ MORE: Unlucky Friday the 13th as Penticton Vees fall to Vernon Vipers

Penticton then travels to Salmon Arm on Jan. 3 before returning home Jan. 4 to take on the visiting Victoria Grizzlies.

Penticton currently is in first place in the Interior Division standings with 53 points, 26 wins 10 losses and one overtime loss. They lead the second-place Trail Smoke Eaters by seven points with a game in hand.

They are in the second spot in the league’s overall standings, just behind the Coquitlam Express who have 60 points, having lost only five games so far.

The two teams have met only once this season with the Vees losing a decision in Coquitlam. They will not play again until the last week of the season in February.

Friday’s game starts at 7 p.m.

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