BCHL

Vees sweep Bandits in exhibition action

Vees sweep Bandits in exhibition action

The Penticton Vees picked up a pair of wins in Brooks over the Bandits

  • Sep 3, 2017
Vees sweep Bandits in exhibition action
Rookie Lukas Sillinger is excited to be part of the Penticton Vees, but also to get the chance to play on a team with older brother Owen for the first time. Growing up, the Sillinger brothers had many mini sticks and street hockey battles.                                Emanuel Sequeira/Western News

Sillinger Bros. go from street to BCHL

Sillinger brothers Owen and Lukas team up for first time with the Penticton Vees

Rookie Lukas Sillinger is excited to be part of the Penticton Vees, but also to get the chance to play on a team with older brother Owen for the first time. Growing up, the Sillinger brothers had many mini sticks and street hockey battles.                                Emanuel Sequeira/Western News
Vees players prove quick learners

Vees players prove quick learners

Penticton Vees coach happy with players after first week of B.C. Hockey League training camp

Vees players prove quick learners
The Salmon Arm Silverbacks Elijiah Barriga maintains control of the puck while airborne after being tripped in a game against the Surrey Eagles at the Shaw Centre. (Evan Buhler photo)

UPDATE: BCHL gets a grip on hockey’s concussion problem

New app HeadCheck set a baseline for player health

The Salmon Arm Silverbacks Elijiah Barriga maintains control of the puck while airborne after being tripped in a game against the Surrey Eagles at the Shaw Centre. (Evan Buhler photo)
Rodgers named the BCHL broadcaster of the year

Rodgers named the BCHL broadcaster of the year

Former Penticton Vees broadcaster selected as the BCHL’s broadcaster of the year for 2016-17

  • Aug 12, 2017
Rodgers named the BCHL broadcaster of the year
Eric Comrie of Team Red stretches to make a save in the Salmon Arm Hockey School annual Pro-Am Hockey Game Wednesday night at the Shaw Centre. (Black Press Sports)

Crowe boys jumpstart Team Red

Former Vernon Viper Colton Sparrow pocketed 2+3 as Team Red iced Team Blue 6-5 Wednesday night.

Eric Comrie of Team Red stretches to make a save in the Salmon Arm Hockey School annual Pro-Am Hockey Game Wednesday night at the Shaw Centre. (Black Press Sports)
Turner Ripplinger of the Vees is checked by Cameron Trott as he tries to get a shot on Vernon goalie Darion Hanson Friday night in Penticton. (Emanuel Sequeira/Black Press)

Vees net veteran scorer in three-team trade

Vees deal Turner Ripplinger to land Jackson Keane from Winnipeg Blues

  • Aug 1, 2017
Turner Ripplinger of the Vees is checked by Cameron Trott as he tries to get a shot on Vernon goalie Darion Hanson Friday night in Penticton. (Emanuel Sequeira/Black Press)
Chilliwack Chiefs Kohen Olischefski and Penticton Vees Massimo Rizzo battle for control in the face off circle in Wednesday’s BC Hockey League Fred Page Cup playoff match at the South Okanagan Events Centre. The Vees scored the winning goal just under three minutes into the first overtime for a 4-3 victory. The series returns to Chilliwack Saturday with the Vees in front 3-1. Mark Brett/Western News

Rizzo picks Vees over Blazers

Massimo Rizzo has picked the Penticton Vees over the Kamloops Blazers to play junior hockey

  • Jul 4, 2017
Chilliwack Chiefs Kohen Olischefski and Penticton Vees Massimo Rizzo battle for control in the face off circle in Wednesday’s BC Hockey League Fred Page Cup playoff match at the South Okanagan Events Centre. The Vees scored the winning goal just under three minutes into the first overtime for a 4-3 victory. The series returns to Chilliwack Saturday with the Vees in front 3-1. Mark Brett/Western News
Penticton Vees Nicholas Jones gets a forearm to the face while trying to plaster Wenatchee Wild player Austin Chavez against the boards. The Vees and other B.C. Hockey League Interior Division teams will see more of the Wild, who have moved to the Interior Division.                                Kristi Patton/Western News

Wild joining Interior Division

The Wenatchee Wild are joining the B.C. Hockey League’s Interior Division

  • Jun 16, 2017
Penticton Vees Nicholas Jones gets a forearm to the face while trying to plaster Wenatchee Wild player Austin Chavez against the boards. The Vees and other B.C. Hockey League Interior Division teams will see more of the Wild, who have moved to the Interior Division.                                Kristi Patton/Western News
Brandon West has been named the new head coach of the Surrey Eagles, the team announced Wednesday. (Contributed photo)

Brandon West named Surrey Eagles’ new head coach

Blaine Neufeld to stay on as BCHL team’s general manager after front-office shakeup

Brandon West has been named the new head coach of the Surrey Eagles, the team announced Wednesday. (Contributed photo)
Fred Page Cup win unbelievable for Vees

Fred Page Cup win unbelievable for Vees

Nicholas Jones could barely sleeping Tuesday night after Penticton Vees on B.C. Hockey League title

Fred Page Cup win unbelievable for Vees
BCHL reports large attendance figures for playoffs

BCHL reports large attendance figures for playoffs

Spectators were on hand for the best moments in the 2017 BC Ford Dealers Road to the Fred Page Cup

  • Apr 27, 2017
BCHL reports large attendance figures for playoffs
Penticton Vees forward Duncan Campbell scored the OT winner to help the wins win the Fred Page Cup over the Chilliwack Chiefs in Game 7 on April 25.                                File photo

Penticton Vees win Fred Page Cup

The Penticton Vees won the BCHL Fred Page Cup in overtime over the Chilliwack Chiefs

  • Apr 25, 2017
Penticton Vees forward Duncan Campbell scored the OT winner to help the wins win the Fred Page Cup over the Chilliwack Chiefs in Game 7 on April 25.                                File photo
Vees lose in OT, Chiefs force Game 7

Vees lose in OT, Chiefs force Game 7

The boo birds rained heavily in the South Okanagan Events Centre Monday night.

Vees lose in OT, Chiefs force Game 7
(Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

Chilliwack Chiefs force Penticton Vees to Game 6

Penticton Vees blow a two goal lead in the 4-2 loss

(Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)
Penticton Vees Nicholas Jones attempts to stick handle past Chilliwack Chiefs defender Davis Bunz with Will Calverley in hot pursuit in the first period of Wednesday’s BC Hockey Leaue Fred Page Cup playoff game at the South Okanagan Events Centre.                                Mark Brett/Western News

Vees have stranglehold on Chiefs in BCHL finals

Penticton Vees using the old adage — if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it

Penticton Vees Nicholas Jones attempts to stick handle past Chilliwack Chiefs defender Davis Bunz with Will Calverley in hot pursuit in the first period of Wednesday’s BC Hockey Leaue Fred Page Cup playoff game at the South Okanagan Events Centre.                                Mark Brett/Western News
Penticton Vees Ryley Risling was the overtime hero with the game-winning goal as the Vees defeated the Chilliwack Chiefs 4-3 on Wednesday at the South Okanagan Events Centre.                                Mark Brett/Penticton Western News

Risling nets overtime winner for Vees

Penticton Vees down the Chilliwack Chiefs in Game 4 of the BCHL Fred Page Cup final

Penticton Vees Ryley Risling was the overtime hero with the game-winning goal as the Vees defeated the Chilliwack Chiefs 4-3 on Wednesday at the South Okanagan Events Centre.                                Mark Brett/Penticton Western News
Penticton Vees alum signs contract with NHL Coyotes

Penticton Vees alum signs contract with NHL Coyotes

Hunter Miska has signed an entry-level contract with the NHL’s Arizona Coyotes

Penticton Vees alum signs contract with NHL Coyotes
Jim Elliot/Salmon Arm Observer                                Justin Wilson tries to score on Alberni Valley goaltender Brody Claeys during a game at the Shaw Centre on Friday, Feb. 17.

‘Backs are playoff bound

The Silverbacks are playing consistent hockey as the regular season enters its final week.

Jim Elliot/Salmon Arm Observer                                Justin Wilson tries to score on Alberni Valley goaltender Brody Claeys during a game at the Shaw Centre on Friday, Feb. 17.
Jim Elliot/Salmon Arm Observer                                Josh Latta and Ethan Martini crash into Trail Smoke Eaters’ goalie Linden Marshall during a game at the Shaw Centre on Feb. 6.

‘Backs and Smokies battle to tie

Tuesday night’s action saw teams dig in and wind up even.

  • Feb 8, 2017
Jim Elliot/Salmon Arm Observer                                Josh Latta and Ethan Martini crash into Trail Smoke Eaters’ goalie Linden Marshall during a game at the Shaw Centre on Feb. 6.