The Brandon Wheat Kings have signed RINK Hockey Academy Kelowna defenseman Giorgos Pantelas to a Western Hockey League (WHL) Scholarship and Development Agreement.
Pantelas was one of the Wheat Kings first round picks, selected 19th overall at the 2023 WHL Draft. The Victoria, BC product has spent the last two seasons in the Canadian Sport School Hockey League (CSSHL).
Pantelas joined Okanagan Hockey Academy in 2021/22, recording 23 points in 22 U15 games. This season he would suit-up for the RHA Kelowna U15 Prep team, tallying 7 goals and 31 assists in 28 games. He would add six more points in five playoff games as RHA Kelowna advanced to the finals at the 2023 CSSHL Western Championships.