Kevin Mitchell

Penticton Vees stop Vipers 3-2 in overtime

Penticton Vees stop Vipers 3-2 in overtime

B.C. Hockey League thriller between two rivals

Penticton Vees stop Vipers 3-2 in overtime
Brady Bjork of the Prince George Spruce Kings flies into Ty Taylor of the Vernon Vipers in BCHL retro night action last January at the Civic Arena. (Lisa Mazurek/Morning Star)

BCHL unveils historical stats page on website

New listing features several Vernon players

Brady Bjork of the Prince George Spruce Kings flies into Ty Taylor of the Vernon Vipers in BCHL retro night action last January at the Civic Arena. (Lisa Mazurek/Morning Star)
Celly, the mascot for the 2019 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championships, pulls off a toe drag in front of Vernon Vipers winger Connor Marritt at Okanagan Landing School. (Kevin Mitchell/Morning Star)                                Celly, the mascot for the 2019 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championships, pulls off a toe drag in front of Vernon Vipers winger Connor Marritt at Okanagan Landing School. (Kevin Mitchell/Morning Star)

World Junior Hockey fever hits Vernon

Vipers spice up floor ball demonstration at OK Landing School

Celly, the mascot for the 2019 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championships, pulls off a toe drag in front of Vernon Vipers winger Connor Marritt at Okanagan Landing School. (Kevin Mitchell/Morning Star)                                Celly, the mascot for the 2019 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championships, pulls off a toe drag in front of Vernon Vipers winger Connor Marritt at Okanagan Landing School. (Kevin Mitchell/Morning Star)
Ty Louie of the Seaton Sonics gets some air as teammate Johnathan Fraser-Monroe looks on in volleyball action against the South Okanagan Hornets of Oliver at the Princess Margaret Mania tournament. (Photo Submitted)

Sonics strike silver at Maggie Mania

Junior boys volleyball tournament in Penticton

Ty Louie of the Seaton Sonics gets some air as teammate Johnathan Fraser-Monroe looks on in volleyball action against the South Okanagan Hornets of Oliver at the Princess Margaret Mania tournament. (Photo Submitted)
B.C. club curling challenge opens house

B.C. club curling challenge opens house

New rules aimed at getting more rinks involved

B.C. club curling challenge opens house
Jagger Williamson of the Vernon Vipers snipes ones past Jack Lagerstrom of the Penticton Vees in BCHL action Saturday night at Kal Tire Place. (Lisa Mazurek/Morning Star)

Vipers brush back Vees

Vernon 2 Penticton 1 at Kal Tire Place

Jagger Williamson of the Vernon Vipers snipes ones past Jack Lagerstrom of the Penticton Vees in BCHL action Saturday night at Kal Tire Place. (Lisa Mazurek/Morning Star)
The Vernon Vipers and Penticton Vees meet tonight for the 34th time in the last five B.C. Hockey League seasons. (Morning Star File Photo)

Vipers visit Vees tonight

Longtime rivals meet again Saturday in Vernon

The Vernon Vipers and Penticton Vees meet tonight for the 34th time in the last five B.C. Hockey League seasons. (Morning Star File Photo)
Steve Laycock and Rick Sawatsky work the brooms as skip Jim Cotter looks on during the Prestige Hotels & Resorts Curling Classic at the Vernon Curling and Athletic Club. (Lisa Mazurek/Morning Star)

Dunstone brushes off Cotter in Vernon cashspiel

Prestige Hotels & Rersorts Curling Classic

Steve Laycock and Rick Sawatsky work the brooms as skip Jim Cotter looks on during the Prestige Hotels & Resorts Curling Classic at the Vernon Curling and Athletic Club. (Lisa Mazurek/Morning Star)
Steve Laycock, left, and Rick Sawatsky tend to a rock as skip Jim Cotter looks on during the Prestige Hotels & Resorts Curling Classic Friday at the Vernon Curling and Athletic Club. (Lisa Mazurek/Morning Star)                                Steve Laycock, left, and Rick Sawatsky tend to a rock as skip Jim Cotter looks on during the Prestige Hotels & Resorts Curling Classic Friday at the Vernon Curling and Athletic Club. (Lisa Mazurek/Morning Star)

Cotter brushes back Barry

Brier veteran wins curling classic opener

Steve Laycock, left, and Rick Sawatsky tend to a rock as skip Jim Cotter looks on during the Prestige Hotels & Resorts Curling Classic Friday at the Vernon Curling and Athletic Club. (Lisa Mazurek/Morning Star)                                Steve Laycock, left, and Rick Sawatsky tend to a rock as skip Jim Cotter looks on during the Prestige Hotels & Resorts Curling Classic Friday at the Vernon Curling and Athletic Club. (Lisa Mazurek/Morning Star)
Olympian in curling lead

Olympian in curling lead

$41,000 Prestige Hotels & Resorts Curling Classic

Olympian in curling lead
Loverboy frontman Mike Reno keeps it cool as the band brings Vernon back to the ’80s at Kal Tire Place Sept. 8. (Kevin Mitchell/Morning Star)

Loverboy ignites Vernon stage

It sounded like the ’80s as Loverboy and Platinum Blonde rocked the opening of Kal Tire Place North

Loverboy frontman Mike Reno keeps it cool as the band brings Vernon back to the ’80s at Kal Tire Place Sept. 8. (Kevin Mitchell/Morning Star)
Robert Varga of Fort St. John takes aim at a target during the annual North Okanagan Trap and Skeet Club’s Labour Day Trap Shoot in Spallumcheen. (Roger Knox/Morning Star)

Okanagan shooters honour founding members

North Okanagan Trap & Skeet Club Labour Day Classic

Robert Varga of Fort St. John takes aim at a target during the annual North Okanagan Trap and Skeet Club’s Labour Day Trap Shoot in Spallumcheen. (Roger Knox/Morning Star)
Coach Amar Talic of European Football School watches as Jerome Winter perfects his scorpion in a drill at MacDonald Park. (Photo Submitted)

European coaches impressed with Okanagan soccer skill

Vernon once again hosted the highly qualified coaches of European Football School.

Coach Amar Talic of European Football School watches as Jerome Winter perfects his scorpion in a drill at MacDonald Park. (Photo Submitted)
Vernon Tigers, from left, Graydon Brown, Marty Stein, Terry Mosdell and Dale Rintoul display their championship rings at the Vernon Golf & Country Club.                                Vernon Tigers, from left, Graydon Brown, Marty Stein, Terry Mosdell and Dale Rintoul display their championship rings at the Vernon Golf & Country Club.

B.C. lacrosse legends celebrate Canadian titles, life after crash

Vernon Senior B lacrosse team survived a 1976 plane crash after victory in Winnipeg

Vernon Tigers, from left, Graydon Brown, Marty Stein, Terry Mosdell and Dale Rintoul display their championship rings at the Vernon Golf & Country Club.                                Vernon Tigers, from left, Graydon Brown, Marty Stein, Terry Mosdell and Dale Rintoul display their championship rings at the Vernon Golf & Country Club.
Owen Barker of Armstrong has signed with Vancouver’s pro lacrosse franchise. (Maple Ridge Burrards Photo)

Okanagan’s Barker signs with National Lacrosse League team

Vancouver franchise adds muscle with Armstrong product

Owen Barker of Armstrong has signed with Vancouver’s pro lacrosse franchise. (Maple Ridge Burrards Photo)
Billet brother Lyndon Tung, from left, Mitch, Wyatt, Westin, Gavin and Riley Andres arrive in Vernon for the Vipers training camp. (Photo Submitted)

Vernon Vipers welcome five-brother act

Andres boys from Minnesota attend BCHL training camp

Billet brother Lyndon Tung, from left, Mitch, Wyatt, Westin, Gavin and Riley Andres arrive in Vernon for the Vipers training camp. (Photo Submitted)
Smoke and flames engulf the Kelowna Flightcraft DC-3 after it crashed in a field near Pincher Creek, Alta. on Sept 8, 1976. (Don Kendall, Vernon Daily News Photo).

Legendary B.C. lacrosse team reunion will recount titles, terror

Goalie Rich Zecchel is still frightened to fly and recalls the crash-landing of a DC-3 in a field.

Smoke and flames engulf the Kelowna Flightcraft DC-3 after it crashed in a field near Pincher Creek, Alta. on Sept 8, 1976. (Don Kendall, Vernon Daily News Photo).
Vernon Vipers head coach Mark Ferner leads his troops through their paces at the opening day of training camp on Tuesday, Aug. 21. (Kevin Mitchell/Morning Star)

Williamson the buzz as Vernon Vipers open camp

Talk around training camp Monday at Kal Tire Place was all about Jagger Williamson.

Vernon Vipers head coach Mark Ferner leads his troops through their paces at the opening day of training camp on Tuesday, Aug. 21. (Kevin Mitchell/Morning Star)
Vernon strength and conditioning coach Rhonda Catt meets Hall of Famer Steve Yzerman at the Tampa Bay Lightning development camp. (Photo Submitted)

Vernon’s Catt works with NHL Bolts

Vernon strength and conditioning coach invited to Tampa Bay development camp

Vernon strength and conditioning coach Rhonda Catt meets Hall of Famer Steve Yzerman at the Tampa Bay Lightning development camp. (Photo Submitted)
Vernon’s Dave Oliver has joined the NHL’s New York Rangers as an assistant coach. (Ottawa Senators Hockey Club)

Vernon’s Oliver joins Rangers staff

Vernon Laker grad hired as assistant coach

Vernon’s Dave Oliver has joined the NHL’s New York Rangers as an assistant coach. (Ottawa Senators Hockey Club)