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Posted: March 30, 2020

Bucks committed to two more players

The Cranbrook Bucks (BCHL) are happy to announce that they have committed forward AJ Vasko and goaltender Jacob Zacharewicz for the 2020-2021 season.

Vasko played for the RINK Academy of the CSSHL last season collecting 15 goals and 41 assists for 56 points in 31 games. The 2002 born Manitoba native played three seasons at the RINK Academy including captaining this past season. That club featured Matthew Savoie, a rising star for the Winnipeg ICE (formerly Kootenay ICE).

“Our staff is excited to add a player and person of AJ’s calibre to our hockey team for this season,” said Head Coach and GM Ryan Donald. “AJ represents a lot of the qualities that we look for in our players, enthusiastic, hard-working and extremely competitive. This past season AJ was the captain of his team and it was obvious the more that we spoke with him that he would be a great fit for our team culture and the Cranbrook community.”

Jacob Zacharewicz played for Islanders Hockey Club of the NCDC this past season, posting a .930 save percentage and 2.43 goals against average in 22 games. The 19-year-old from Riverhead, NY is also committed to Brown University in Division 1 NCAA for the 2022-2023 season.

“Early in the roster building process it was important for us to identify a goaltender that was driven, highly competitive, and self-motivated,” Said Head Coach and GM Ryan Donald. “Jacob represents all of these things and more. With Jacob we are getting a goaltender that can step in and immediately give us a chance to win every night, while continuing to grow and evolved individually. He comes highly recommended from the coaching staff at Brown University where he is slated to enrol in the fall of 2022.“

The Bucks wish to welcome both AJ and Jacob to the organization and the City of Cranbrook.

Lead image: AJ Vasko, left, and Jacob Zacharewicz, right. Photos submitted


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