16-year old Prince Rupert Minor Hockey product Devin Oakes has been signed by the Kamloops Blazers of the Western Hockey League.

16-year old Prince Rupert Minor Hockey product Devin Oakes has been signed by the Kamloops Blazers of the Western Hockey League.

Prince Rupert player signs with the Kamloops Blazers of the Western Hockey League

A 16-year old player from Prince Rupert has made it to the next level in his hockey career as the Kamloops Blazers announced that they had signed Devin Oakes to a WHL education contract at the conclusion of the team's training camp.

A 16-year old player from Prince Rupert has made it to the next level in his hockey career as the Kamloops Blazers announced that they had signed Devin Oakes to a WHL education contract at the conclusion of the team’s training camp.

Oakes, 6’1 and 200 pounds, finished the 2010/2011 season amassing 24 points – 10 goals and 14 assists – in 38 games with the Pursuit of Excellence Midget AAA prep team. He attended the team’s training camp last year at age 15 and was listed by the Blazers following that session.

Devin is a big body up front that is a physical presence and performed very well in training camp. We are looking forward to watching his progression through the exhibition season,” said Kamloops Blazers’ Director of Player Personnel, Matt Recchi.

The team will play its first exhibition game this Friday against the Victoria Royals.

Look for more on this story in the September 7 issue of the Prince Rupert Northern View.