To Cowichan Capitals:
D Charlie Pelnik (95)http://www.eliteprospects.com/iframe_player_stats.php?player=100468+ Future Considerations
To Langley Rivermen:
The 6’4″ 215 pound Pelnik hails from Cary, North Carolina and is entering his second season in the BCHL having put up 10 points and 88 penalty minutes in 53 games last year.
“Charlie is a big body with a physical presence that can move pucks and make it difficult for opponents,” said Capitals Head Coach and General Manager Bob Beatty.
“He adds a veteran presence that will compliment our defensive core very well.”
Pelnik has already secured an NCAA Division I scholarship to the University of North Dakota for the 2015-16 season. He is responsible with the puck in his own zone and is an intimidating force with plenty of grit.
The Capitals would like to welcome Charlie to the Cowichan Valley and look forward to seeing him at training camp later this month.
The 19 year-old Kearley hails from Newmarket, Ontario and at 6’3″ and 216 pounds, the physical blue liner adds some serious size and grit to the Rivermen’s back end.
“We’re adding a big body with a lot of skill, who can play both offensively and defensively,” said Rivermen head coach Bobby Henderson.
As a rookie last season with the Grizzlies, Kearley had 6 goals and 20 assists and 46 penalty minutes in 57 games.
Pelnik played in 53 games with the Rivermen last season, accumulating 10 points and 88 penalty minutes.
“Charlie’s a good quality defenseman and he’ll fit in well with Cowichan Valley,” said Henderson. “It’s a good move for both organizations.”
The Rivermen would like to welcome Jacob to Langley and look forward to seeing him on the ice for the upcoming 2014-2015 season.