Vanderveeken, Vandehogen Become Beasts
Wallaceburg’s Jamie Vanderveeken and Blenheim’s Brett Vandehogen are helping the Central Hockey League bring professional hockey back to Canada, as the duo has signed with the new Brampton Beast of the Central Hockey League.
The Beast, who are affiliates of the NHL’s Tampa Bay Lightning, signed the local duo as they continue to construct a roster for the upcoming CHL season, which they begin at home October 18 against Arizona.
Vanderveeken, a veteran of the Central Hockey League, is entering his fifth campaign in the league, last season scoring 6 goals and 23 assists with the CHL’s Rapid City Rush and Missouri Mavericks.
Vanderveeken also brings a championship pedigree with him, winning the CHL championship in 2009-2010 with Rapid City.
Vandehogen is a professional rookie, entering his first season of pro after a five year career with the University of Windsor Lancers. Vandehogen brings leadership, as he served as team captain in his final year. Vandehogen also won the CIS (OUA West Outstanding Student-Athlete award in his final year.