Brayden Velliaris of the  Ontario Junior Hockey League’s Mississauga Chargers (photo credit – Shawn Muir|OJHL Images) has confirmed his commitment to join the defending Ontario Hockey League champion Peterborough Petes beginning with the 2023-24 season.

 Velliaris, a 2005-born defenceman, has played the last two seasons with the Chargers. In 50 games in the OJHL last season, the 6-2 Toronto, ON native scored two goals and added an assist, while also picking up 121 PIMS. 

In 2021-22, Velliaris played for the Mississauga Senators U18s, while also suiting up in 24 games for the Chargers.

“It’s an honour to be a Pete,” Velliaris said on the Peterborough website. “I’d like to thank (Peterborough general manager) Mr. Oke and (head coach) Mr. Wilson for this opportunity. I’m excited to meet all of my teammates and get to work here in Peterborough.”

They’ll be rooting for Brayden in Mississauga this season.

“On behalf of the entire Mississauga Chargers organization, we would like to congratulate Brayden and his family for signing with the Peterborough Petes,” said Chargers Head Coach Joe Washkurak. “Brayden has worked extremely hard both on and off the ice the past two seasons and this is well deserved. We wish Brayden best of luck this season in Peterborough.” 

Congratulations to Brayden and best of luck in the OHL!

The OJHL had more than 75 commitments in 2022-23 including more than 36 NCAA Division I scholarships.

Check out all our 2022-23 commitments here: https://www.ojhl.ca/committments/