The Cowichan Capitals have acquired 2000 born Forward Jack Barnes and Future Considerations from the Penticton Vees in exchange for 2001 born Forward Luc Wilson.
Barnes recorded 6 goals and 12 points in 48 games for the Vees last season, and is a veteran of 156 BCHL games. In his 3 year career, all of which has been spent in Penticton, Barnes has totalled 21 goals and 21 assists for 42 points. Barnes also brings a wealth of playoff experience, having played in 17 postseason games, scoring 4 goals, all of which came during his rookie campaign in 2017/18. A Penticton local, Barnes wore an ‘A’ for the Vees last season, and played in the Okanagan prior to joining the Vees, as he spent his Midget years at the Okanagan Hockey Academy, recording 26 points in 24 games his final season. The Capitals also acquire future considerations in the trade.
“We are really exited about the opportunity to add Jack to our roster. He is an established player in the BCHL and exemplifies the leadership, character, and commitment to a team game that we expect with our players. Jack’s work ethic and professionalism will make a big impact on our team. This is the type of player we want wearing a Capitals sweater. This is the type of player you win with. We expect Jack to have an immediate impact on our team” said Capitals Head Coach Geoff Grimwood.
Going back the other way is Duncan product Luc Wilson, the Capitals leading point getter last season with 53. His 19 goals were second most on the team, and over 110 career BCHL games he has recorded 75 points.
The Capitals thank Luc for his work over the past two seasons in Cowichan and wish him the best of luck in Penticton, and welcome Jack Barnes to the Capitals and the Cowichan Valley!