August 28, 2014 - 11:49 AM
KAMLOOPS - The Kamloops Blazers announced this morning that they have signed 17-year-old forward Jesse Zaharichuk to a standard WHL player agreement.
Zaharichuk is a Sherwood Park native who was listed by the Blazers in September 2012. The 17-year-old, who stands at 5’8” and 151 lbs, played junior hockey last season with the Drumheller Dragons of the AJHL. He put up 14 points in 48 regular season games. He was a key contributor in the playoffs with five goals and nine points in 15 playoff games.
“Jesse came to camp and earned a contract and the opportunity to play,” commented Director of Player Personnel, Matt Recchi. “He is a smart and crafty young player. With a year of junior hockey already under his belt, we think he can push some of our veteran players for ice time.”
Zaharichuk will likely be in the line-up this weekend as the Blazers play two WHL preseason games. On Friday, August 29th, the Blazers will host the Vancouver Giants at 7:00pm at the ISC in their first WHL preseason game. The hockey club will play on Saturday, August 30th at 7:00pm in Kelowna.
Tickets to this Friday’s game can be purchased at the Kamloops Blazers Box Office by calling 250-828-3339 or in person at the ISC from 9:00am – 5:00pm.
To purchase your 2014-15 season tickets, or for other ticketing information, please contact Ticketing & Promotions Coordinator, Missy Cederholm at 778-471-8068 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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