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The Vees took a 3-2 overtime win against the Salmon Arm Silverbacks tonight in Penticton. (Phil McLachlan - Western News)

Every game counts for Salmon Arm Silverbacks in close Interior Division

While they have clinched a playoff birth, Vernon and Wenatchee are hot on the ‘Backs trail.

The Vees took a 3-2 overtime win against the Salmon Arm Silverbacks tonight in Penticton. (Phil McLachlan - Western News)
Calgary Flames’ Matthew Tkachuk (19) and Vancouver Canucks’ J.T. Miller (9) fight during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Saturday February 8, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Calgary Flames’ Matthew Tkachuk (19) and Vancouver Canucks’ J.T. Miller (9) fight during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Saturday February 8, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
PHOTOS: Canada-USA women’s hockey rivalry on display in Victoria

PHOTOS: Canada-USA women’s hockey rivalry on display in Victoria

Team Canada takes first Rivalry Series win on home ice

PHOTOS: Canada-USA women’s hockey rivalry on display in Victoria
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Sicamous Eagles repel Castlegar Rebels with 11-3 win

Jaxon Danilec scored five goals in a commanding win over Kootenay team

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Vancouver Canucks centre Bo Horvat (53) and Carolina Hurricanes defenceman Jaccob Slavin (74) vie for the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Raleigh, N.C., Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
Vancouver Canucks centre Bo Horvat (53) and Carolina Hurricanes defenceman Jaccob Slavin (74) vie for the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Raleigh, N.C., Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
Vancouver Canucks’ Quinn Hughes (43) is congratulated after scoring. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
Vancouver Canucks’ Quinn Hughes (43) is congratulated after scoring. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
After one win, one loss to the Thompson Zone Blazers, the North Zone Bantam Kings will move on to play against the South Zone Knights the weekend of Oct. 26-27. (Contributed)

North Zone Bantam Kings dominate Enderby with shutout win

Next the Kings will face off against the East Kootenay Avalanche

After one win, one loss to the Thompson Zone Blazers, the North Zone Bantam Kings will move on to play against the South Zone Knights the weekend of Oct. 26-27. (Contributed)
Vancouver Canucks’ Christopher Tanev, left, and San Jose Sharks’ Joel Kellman (46) watch an airborne puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
Vancouver Canucks’ Christopher Tanev, left, and San Jose Sharks’ Joel Kellman (46) watch an airborne puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
Asher and Kyler took their mini-Zamboni from their backyard rink in Vernon to the Vancouver Canucks game against the St. Louis Blues on Monday night. (Vancouver Canucks/screenshot)

WATCH: Vernon kids ride homemade Zamboni in Vancouver Canucks game

Video of Asher and Kyler on their backyard rink went viral early last week

Asher and Kyler took their mini-Zamboni from their backyard rink in Vernon to the Vancouver Canucks game against the St. Louis Blues on Monday night. (Vancouver Canucks/screenshot)
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Sicamous Eagles suffer winless weekend

Games against the North Okanagan Knights, Summerland Steam and Kmaloops Storm all ended badly.

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The Salmon Arm Silverbacks lost against stiff competition, the Penticton Vees and Coquitlam Express. (File photo)

Playoff-bound Silverbacks win one on Island road trip

‘Backs at the Shaw Centre on Friday, Jan. 31, for tilt against the Merritt Centennials

The Salmon Arm Silverbacks lost against stiff competition, the Penticton Vees and Coquitlam Express. (File photo)
Players battle for the puck during the Ice Hockey World Championships Group A match between Russia and Denmark, in Moscow, Russia, on Thursday, May 12, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Ivan Sekretarev

Hockey players in PEI warned of season suspensions for online trash talk

Any minor league player who violates social media policy will be suspended for rest of season

Players battle for the puck during the Ice Hockey World Championships Group A match between Russia and Denmark, in Moscow, Russia, on Thursday, May 12, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Ivan Sekretarev
Having a 2-1 in the third period and looking to extend it further, the Chase Heat’s Evan Vinterlik puts on the breaks as his one-handed shot hits Columbia Valley Rockies goalie Bretton Park. The Chase Heat would knock off the Columbia Valley Rockies by a final score of 3-1 Friday Jan., 17, 2020. (Rick Koch photo)

Chase Heat going strong as KIJHL season winds down

Heat will face the Revelstoke Grizzlies in their next home game

Having a 2-1 in the third period and looking to extend it further, the Chase Heat’s Evan Vinterlik puts on the breaks as his one-handed shot hits Columbia Valley Rockies goalie Bretton Park. The Chase Heat would knock off the Columbia Valley Rockies by a final score of 3-1 Friday Jan., 17, 2020. (Rick Koch photo)
Summerland Steam earn two weekend wins

Summerland Steam earn two weekend wins

Junior B team defeats Osoyoos Coyotes and Kelowna Chiefs

Summerland Steam earn two weekend wins
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Sicamous Eagles have late-season struggle ahead to maintain playoff hopes

A loss against the Columbia Valley Rockies on Jan. 18 put the Sicamous squad further in the hole.

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Falkland has put in a bid to host the 2020 Kraft Hockeyville and receive upgrades to its outdoor hockey rink. (Photo: Melissa S. - posted on Kraft Hockeyville website)

North Okanagan community bids for Kraft Hockeyville title

Winning community will receive $250,000 for arena upgrades and host an NHL preseason game

Falkland has put in a bid to host the 2020 Kraft Hockeyville and receive upgrades to its outdoor hockey rink. (Photo: Melissa S. - posted on Kraft Hockeyville website)
Photo: Hockey Canada

Penticton Vees to host 2021 Centennial Cup

It’s the first time Penticton has hosted the tournament which decides the country’s Junior A champions

Photo: Hockey Canada
The renovation project for Lumby’s Pat Duke arena has run into hurdles in its design stage, the Regional District North Okanagan announced Wednesday. (photo submitted)

North Okanagan arena renovations facing design challenges

Despite design hurdles, target construction start date remains Spring 2020

  • Aug 31, 2019
The renovation project for Lumby’s Pat Duke arena has run into hurdles in its design stage, the Regional District North Okanagan announced Wednesday. (photo submitted)
Photo: TSN Instagram

Beer league brawl in West Kelowna blows up on social media

A video of the Feb. 17 incident went viral with pick-ups from TSN, and Jay and Dan

Photo: TSN Instagram
Matt Pettinger - from the NHL to Real Estate

Matt Pettinger – from the NHL to Real Estate

Former NHLer applies lessons learned to the commercial real estate business

  • Aug 24, 2018
Matt Pettinger - from the NHL to Real Estate