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North Delta forward signs with WHL Giants

Justin Invanusec selected 79th overall in recent Prospects Draft
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North Delta's Justin Invanusec was recently welcomed to the Langley Events Centre by Vancouver Giants vice-president and assistant general manager Peter Toigo.

North Delta native Justin Invanusec is officially a member of the Western Hockey League’s Vancouver Giants.

The 15-year-old forward signed a Standard WHL Player Agreement on Dec. 22 after being Vancouver’s fourth round pick (79th overall) in the recent WHL Prospects Draft.

Ivanusec, a 5’11” right-shot forward, came through North Delta Minor Hockey Association’s initiation program before eventually taking his career to the academy level with the Burnaby Winter Club where he has managed 12 points, including six goals, in 12 games so for this season with BWC’s U18 Prep Program.

During the COVID-19 shortened 2020-21 campaign, he has 15 points in six games at the U15 Bantam Prep level.

“Justin is a player that has the ability to be a one-shot scorer. He can create separation with his speed. His speed also can be disruptive on the forecheck. We are pleased he has chosen to trust his development with the Vancouver Giants,” said general manager Barclay Parneta.

As an under-ager, Ivanusec is eligible to play in up to five games with the Giants this season, prior to the conclusion of his season with the Burnaby Winter Club.

“I’m very excited to begin the next chapter of my hockey career with the Vancouver Giants,” said Ivanusec. “I’m grateful for the opportunity and I’m looking forward to meeting my future teammates and coaches and seeing how the giants can help develop my game for the next level.”