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.
In 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.
A 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.
In 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 points.
Before heading 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.
“We’re 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.”
Quenneville 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.
Tickets to Brandon’s upcoming games, including Friday’s Ryan Pulock Bobblehead Night against Swift Current, are on sale at the Keystone Centre box office, by calling 726-3555 or online at wheatkings.com