Penticton Vees swap forwards with Victoria Grizzlies

Vees trade for forward

The Penticton Vees announced Tuesday it has acquired forward Darwin Lakodukv from the Victoria Grizzlies in exchange for forward Vincent Nardone.

Lakoduk, 19, comes to Penticton while in his second season in the BCHL, amassing five goals and seven assists for 12 points in 25 games with the Grizzlies this season. 

The Edmonton, Alberta native also played a role in the leadership group of the Grizzlies as he was named an assistant captain at the beginning of the season.

Nardone, 19, was in his first season with the Vees, registering four goals and four assist for eight points in 22 games.

“The Vees would like to welcome Darwin and his family to the Vees organization and the South Okanagan while thanking Vincent for his time and contributions with the club,” the team said in a news release.

The Vees are back in action with another three-game week beginning Wednesday night as they travel to the Shuswap to face-off against the Salmon Arm Silverbacks. Puck drop is slated for 7:00 p.m. from the Shaw Centre with the game broadcast on EZ Rock AM 800.

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