Brandon, MB. – Brandon Wheat Kings general manager and head coach Kelly McCrimmon has announced the acquisition of Peter Quenneville’s playing rights from the Prince George Cougars.
exchange for the 19-year old Edmonton product, who was playing Division
1 NCAA hockey with Quinnipiac, the Cougars receive a third round pick
in the 2015 Western Hockey League Bantam Draft.
former fourth round bantam pick of the Cougars, the 5’11” 185 lb center
was chosen by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the seventh round (195th
overall) of last June’s National Hockey League Draft.
five games with Quinnipiac this season, the older brother of current
Wheat King John has four assists. In 63 games with the Dubuque Fighting
Saints of the USHL in 2012-13, Quenneville scored 33 goals and 70
south last winter, he played two seasons with Sherwood Park Crusaders of
the Alberta Junior Hockey League where he was named the league's Most
Valuable Player in 2011-12.
excited with the addition of Peter," says McCrimmon. "With only one
19-year old forward on our team, Peter will be a great fit. He will
upgrade our skill and make us a better team."
is expected to arrive in Brandon Tuesday and should join the club in
time for Wednesday afternoon's practice in preparation for Thursday's
game against the visiting Saskatoon Blades.
(Nathan can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org)