There will be two familiar faces when the young stars of the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League (VIJHL) and the Pacific Junior Hockey League (PJHL) meet in Nanaimo next weekend.
The inaugural VIJHL/PJHL Prospects Game is set to take place at 2 p.m. on Jan. 12 at the Nanaimo Ice Centre, known to Nanaimo Buccaneers fans as the Pirate Ship.
Campbell River Storm forward Brendan Murray and Jory Swanson will suit up for team VIJHL, which sees 16-18 year-olds’ talent showcased.
“We are excited to host the first-ever PJHL versus VIJHL Prospects Game,” said Clayton Robinson, owner of the host Nanaimo Buccaneers. “Nanaimo is a perfect location, being in the middle of the Island and close to the ferry terminals.”
Swanson, 18, is in his third year in the league. The Courtenay native is second in goals scored for the Storm this season with 10.
Murray, 18, is in his rookie VIJHL season with the Storm. He currently has seven goals.
Congratulations to @SwansonJory and @brendan11murray on their selection to the @vijhlofficial Prospects team that will be battling the young guns of the @Pacific_Junior on January 12 in Nanaimo. pic.twitter.com/ORUuFVky9g
— Campbell River Storm (@CR_STORM) January 4, 2020