Port Coquitlam Pirates U18 forward Wesley Suszezwiez signs with the Panthers

The Port Moody Panthers today announced the signing of 2005-born forward Wesley Suszezwiez for the 2023-24 Pacific Junior Hockey League season.

Suszezwiez spent this past season as an alternate captain of the Port Coquitlam Minor Hockey Association U18 A1 program in the Pacific Coast Amateur Hockey Association. He was also an affiliate player for the Surrey Knights in 2022-23, making his PJHL debut in a game on Nov. 9 against Ridge Meadows.

“I am very excited to be a part of the Port Moody Panthers. My plan was to play junior B after high school and I am so grateful to the Panthers for allowing this to happen,” said Suszezwiez. “It’s an incredible opportunity for me and I can’t wait to hit the ice and give it my best.”

He also played for Terry Fox Secondary School in the B.C. High School Hockey League this spring and led the Ravens in scoring with five goals and seven points in four games. Suszezwiez was also with the Poco Pirates U18 A1 team in 2020-21 and 2021-22. He looks forward to the challenge of being an everyday junior hockey player.

“With a new season coming my way with a brand new team, one of my goals is to stay focused and on track, while having a great work ethic and self-confidence,” Suszezwiez explained. “My second goal is to have the best season possible with my teammates and putting in the work to get better.”

Suszezwiez describes himself as a versatile forward capable of fitting in on any line and adapting to numerous styles of play. “Whenever I’m on the ice, you will see a highly skilled player with lots of speed, agility, and comfortable playing any position,” he said.

Suszezwiez joins defender Matthew Kim as two incoming players to sign with the Panthers for the 2023-24 PJHL season.