Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Vees sign defenseman

Press Release

The Penticton Vees Jr. 'A' Hockey Club has signed defenseman Clint Filbrandt (95) the team announced Monday.

Filbrandt, 18, was most recently with the Kootenay Ice of the Western Hockey League. The Calgary product appeared in nine games this season with the Ice, with zero points but had a plus two rating and tallied four penalty-minutes. Filbrandt was dealt to Kootenay in the off-season, after starting his WHL career with the Tri-City Americans last season, the team that selected him in the 10th round of the 2010 WHL Bantam Draft. Last year Filbrant appeared in 31 games for the Americans, where he picked up a goal and an assist to go along with 17 penalty minutes, while earning a plus two rating.

Prior to joing the WHL ranks, the 6', 180 pound rear-guard played two seasons of midget hockey in his hometown with the Calgary North Stars. In two seasons in the Alberta Midget League, Filbrandt tallied four goals and 13 points in 36 games, while racking up 92 penalty-minutes.

Filbrandt, who will wear number 17, already made his Vees debut last Saturday, in the Vees 4-2 loss in Salmon Arm. The signing leaves the Vees with seven defenseman and a full 22-man roster. Filbrandt helps fill a hole on the back-end, as Blake Butzow is still recovering from a bout of Meningitis back home in Plymouth, Michigan.

 (Nathan can be reached at nathanfournier@mainehockeyjournal.com)

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