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Ex Rocket lands in Penticton

Shane McColgan will complete his junior career with the BC Hockey League's Penticton Vees.

McColgan, the 13th overall selection by the Kelowna Rockets in the 2008 Bantam Draft, chose to play in Penticton after his Western Hockey League rights were traded to Lethbridge by the Portland Winter Hawks at the trade deadline.

In three plus seasons with the Rockets McColgan scored 65 goals and 202 points in 212 games.

He added 66 points in 69 games in Saskatoon last year and three points in 10 games during an injury plagued season this year in Portland.

“Shane’s junior numbers speak for themselves. Adding him to our top line, that already includes two of the BCHL’s top three goal-scorers, will clearly make our team that much more dynamic," says Vees President, General Manager and Head Coach Fred Harbinson.

"Shane has also played in two Memorial Cups. That type of experience is invaluable come playoff time.”

To make room for McColgan, the Vees sent 20-year-old defenseman Blake Butzow to the Cowichan Valley Capitals for future considerations.

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