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The Salmon Arm Silverbacks open their 2021-22 BCHL regular season tonight against the Merritt Centennials. (File photo)

Salmon Arm Silverbacks to open BCHL season in Merritt

The Silverbacks won three games and lost three games in BCHL preseason play

The Salmon Arm Silverbacks open their 2021-22 BCHL regular season tonight against the Merritt Centennials. (File photo)
Penticton Vees forwards Ethan Mann (left) and Finlay Williams celebrate a goal against Salmon Arm during the Vees’ 5-2 BCHL pre-season win over the Silverbacks Saturday, Oct. 2, in Penticton. (Cherie Morgan Photography)

Pre-season perfection for Penticton Vees

Vees wrap up BCHL exhibition slate with home-and-home sweep of Salmon Arm Silverbacks

Penticton Vees forwards Ethan Mann (left) and Finlay Williams celebrate a goal against Salmon Arm during the Vees’ 5-2 BCHL pre-season win over the Silverbacks Saturday, Oct. 2, in Penticton. (Cherie Morgan Photography)
The latest battle in the Vernon Vipers-Salmon Arm Silverbacks rivalry was Tuesday, Sept. 28, at the Shaw Centre in the Shuswap with the hometown Backs pulling out a 4-3 overtime victory. Salmon Arm won both BCHL pre-season encounters with the Snakes. (Lisa Mazurek - Vernon Vipers Photography)

Salmon Arm Silverbacks use extra time to beat Vernon Vipers

Gorillas rally from 3-2 third-period deficit to score 4-3 BCHL pre-season decision at Shaw Centre

The latest battle in the Vernon Vipers-Salmon Arm Silverbacks rivalry was Tuesday, Sept. 28, at the Shaw Centre in the Shuswap with the hometown Backs pulling out a 4-3 overtime victory. Salmon Arm won both BCHL pre-season encounters with the Snakes. (Lisa Mazurek - Vernon Vipers Photography)
Vernon Vipers forward Zach Tonelli tries to squeeze out Penticton Vees counterpart Luke Vardy along the boards during the Vees’ 3-2 BCHL overtime pre-season victory Saturday, Sept. 25, at Kal Tire Place. (Lisa Mazurek - Vernon Vipers Photography)

Victorious Vees vex Vernon Vipers

Overtime goal gives Penticton a 3-2 BCHL exhibition win and a sweep of weekend home-and-home series

Vernon Vipers forward Zach Tonelli tries to squeeze out Penticton Vees counterpart Luke Vardy along the boards during the Vees’ 3-2 BCHL overtime pre-season victory Saturday, Sept. 25, at Kal Tire Place. (Lisa Mazurek - Vernon Vipers Photography)
West Kelowna Warrior Johnny Derrick (#33) is looking forward to his final season of junior hockey with the B.C. Hockey League club. (Tami Quan Photography)

West Kelowna Warriors vs. Salmon Arm Silverbacks for BCHL home opener

West Kelowna and Salmon Arm clash at Royal LePage Arena Friday night for home-and-home games

West Kelowna Warrior Johnny Derrick (#33) is looking forward to his final season of junior hockey with the B.C. Hockey League club. (Tami Quan Photography)
Justin Katz. (Contributed)

West Kelowna Warriors sign new goalie ahead of pre-season opener

Warriors sign goalie Justin Katz; send defenceman Corey McCann to Alberta

Justin Katz. (Contributed)
Vernon Vipers defenceman Luke Ashton (left) flips the puck away before absorbing a hit from Emmett Nordin of the Salmon Arm Silverbacks during Salmon Arm’s 4-1 BCHL pre-season win Tuesday, Sept. 21, at Kal Tire Place. (Lisa Mazurek - Vernon Vipers Photography)

Salmon Arm Silverbacks skate to win over Vernon Vipers

Three unanswered goals lift Gorillas to 4-1 B.C. Hockey League pre-season victory at Kal Tire Place

Vernon Vipers defenceman Luke Ashton (left) flips the puck away before absorbing a hit from Emmett Nordin of the Salmon Arm Silverbacks during Salmon Arm’s 4-1 BCHL pre-season win Tuesday, Sept. 21, at Kal Tire Place. (Lisa Mazurek - Vernon Vipers Photography)
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BCHL experiments with coach’s challenge, video review during preseason

The junior A league wants video review in place in time for its BCHL Showcase event in Chilliwack

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Border closure forcing BCHL’s Wenatchee Wild to open season on road

With Canadian teams unable to visit the United States, the Wild have no choice but to come north

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Chase Dafoe is the former captain of the Trail Smoke Eaters.

West Kelowna Warriors beef up their lineup with powerful forward

Forward Chase Dafoe acquired in trade with the Blackfalds Bulldogs

Chase Dafoe is the former captain of the Trail Smoke Eaters.
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BCHL’s 60th anniversary plans include outdoor games, retro nights

Teams will wear retro jerseys throughout the season, junior ‘A’ hockey league announces

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BCHL designates Chilliwack as sole host of 2021 Showcase event

After one year in Chilliwack, the league intends to move the event around starting in 2022-23

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The Vernon Vipers’ 2021-22 B.C. Hockey League home opener will be against the Salmon Arm Silverbacks Saturday, Oct. 16. The league announced it is returning to a 54-game schedule on Monday, June 7. (Lisa Mazurek- Vernon Vipers Photography)

Vernon Vipers to open 2021-22 BC Hockey League season on road

League announces 54-game schedule, with all but two teams qualifying for the post-season

The Vernon Vipers’ 2021-22 B.C. Hockey League home opener will be against the Salmon Arm Silverbacks Saturday, Oct. 16. The league announced it is returning to a 54-game schedule on Monday, June 7. (Lisa Mazurek- Vernon Vipers Photography)
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BCHL takes another step towards eliminating fighting

The BCHL claims it will have the stiffest anti-fighting measures of any North American league

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The BC Hockey League announced that the 2021-‘22 season will begin in October, with teams playing 54 games each. (Darren Francis photo)

BC Hockey League announces 54-game schedule to begin in October

Junior hockey league recently completed 20-game ‘pod’ season

The BC Hockey League announced that the 2021-‘22 season will begin in October, with teams playing 54 games each. (Darren Francis photo)
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Twenty-two BCHL grads chasing Stanley Cup as NHL playoffs begin

The list includes Alex Newhook, getting his first taste of NHL playoffs with the Colorado Avalanche

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The Vernon Vipers congratulate goalie James Porter Jr. in picking up the win in his final Junior A game Sunday, May 9, as the Snakes edged the West Kelowna Warriors 4-3 in the final B.C. Hockey League pod game at Kal Tire Place. Tyler Carpendale (21) and Hunter Donahoe (4) also played their final games. (Lisa Mazurek - Vernon Vipers Photography)

Vernon Vipers edge West Kelowna to close out BCHL pod

Vipers hold on for 4-3 victory at Kal Tire Place as 20-game season comes to a close

The Vernon Vipers congratulate goalie James Porter Jr. in picking up the win in his final Junior A game Sunday, May 9, as the Snakes edged the West Kelowna Warriors 4-3 in the final B.C. Hockey League pod game at Kal Tire Place. Tyler Carpendale (21) and Hunter Donahoe (4) also played their final games. (Lisa Mazurek - Vernon Vipers Photography)
Salmon Arm Silverbacks forward Mathieu Bourgault (13) tries unsuccessfully to deflect past West Kelowna goalie Johnny Derrick during the Warriors’ come-from-behind 7-6 BC Hockey Leaguje pod shootout victory Saturday, May 8, at Vernon’s Kal Tire Place. (Tami Quan Photography)

West Kelowna Warriors rally to edge Salmon Arm in shootout

Warriors overcome three significant deficits to post 7-6 BCHL pod win in Vernon; Silverbacks finish pod 9-7-2-2

Salmon Arm Silverbacks forward Mathieu Bourgault (13) tries unsuccessfully to deflect past West Kelowna goalie Johnny Derrick during the Warriors’ come-from-behind 7-6 BC Hockey Leaguje pod shootout victory Saturday, May 8, at Vernon’s Kal Tire Place. (Tami Quan Photography)
The Vernon Vipers defeated the Salmon Arm Silverbacks 3-1 to secure the top spot in the BC Hockey League Vernon pod Friday, May 7, 2021. (Lisa Mazurek Photography)

VIDEO: Vipers beat Salmon Arm, clinch top spot in BCHL Vernon pod

Goaltender James Porter Jr. was a wall for the Vipers, who outscored the Silverbacks 3-1 Friday

The Vernon Vipers defeated the Salmon Arm Silverbacks 3-1 to secure the top spot in the BC Hockey League Vernon pod Friday, May 7, 2021. (Lisa Mazurek Photography)
Salmon Arm Silverbacks forward Sullivan Mack gets a boost into West Kelowna goalie Johnny Derrick from Warriors forward Tyson Jugnauth during West Kelowna’s 5-4 B.C. Hockey League pod play win Wednesday, May 5, at Vernon’s Kal Tire Place. (Tami Quan Photography)

West Kelowna Warriors hold on to edge Silverbacks

Warriors up three with five minutes to go, give up two late goals but end up with 5-4 BCHL win over Salmon Arm

Salmon Arm Silverbacks forward Sullivan Mack gets a boost into West Kelowna goalie Johnny Derrick from Warriors forward Tyson Jugnauth during West Kelowna’s 5-4 B.C. Hockey League pod play win Wednesday, May 5, at Vernon’s Kal Tire Place. (Tami Quan Photography)