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Penticton Heat played in torrential rain to come up fourth in Richmond tournament. (Team photo)

Penticton Heat battle torrential rain for 4th place finish

The U9/U11 field lacrosse team played in the Remembrance Day tournament

Kane Peterson, 9, gets his COVID vaccination at North Sound Pediatrics in Mill Creek, WA on Nov. 6, 2021. A vaccination clinic for children aged 5 to 11 is planned for the Ashcroft HUB on Nov. 30. (Photo credit: Kevin Clark/The Herald)

Children in Interior Health are eligible for vaccines

Children age five to eleven are eligible for COVID-19 vaccine registration

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BCHL taking out-of-conference games off the schedule for rest of 2021-22 season

The league is shifting to regional matchups with travel still hindered province wide

Vernon Vipers forward Nick Remissong crashes into Penticton Vees goalie Kaeden Lane with help from Vees defenceman Owen Simpson during Penticton’s 4-3 come-from-behind BCHL win Saturday, Nov. 27, at Kal Tire Place. (Lisa Mazurek - Vernon Vipers Photgraphy)

Penticton Vees spoil Vernon Vipers’ retro night with epic comeback

BCHL: Vees score four unanswered goals in third period to shock Snakes 4-3

Vernon Vipers forward Nick Remissong crashes into Penticton Vees goalie Kaeden Lane with help from Vees defenceman Owen Simpson during Penticton’s 4-3 come-from-behind BCHL win Saturday, Nov. 27, at Kal Tire Place. (Lisa Mazurek - Vernon Vipers Photgraphy)
Chilliwack’s Cameron Johnson is one of 24 BCHL skaters added to an online all-star ballot along with eight goaltenders. (Darren Francis photo)

BCHL adds 24 skaters, 8 goaltenders to online all-star ballot

Voting is open until Tuesday to determine which six skaters and four goalies make the game

Chilliwack’s Cameron Johnson is one of 24 BCHL skaters added to an online all-star ballot along with eight goaltenders. (Darren Francis photo)
Chilliwack Chief Abram Wiebe is one of 18 BCHLers named to the All-Star three-on-three tournament following a poll of league coaches. (Darren Francis photo)

BCHL coaches determine initial 18 skaters for three-on-three all-star tournament

Remaining all-stars will be determined through online fan voting

Chilliwack Chief Abram Wiebe is one of 18 BCHLers named to the All-Star three-on-three tournament following a poll of league coaches. (Darren Francis photo)
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Flooding fallout forces BCHL to postpone more games

Nine matches are being pushed back, but the junior A league has also added nine regional games

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Vernon’s Ken Holland (left) receives his Honoured Member blazer and Tissot watch from Hockey Hall of Fame Chair of the Board and Honoured Member Lanny McDonald Monday, Nov. 15, in Toronto. (Kevin Sousa/Hockey Hall of Fame)

NHL Hockey Hall of Fame welcomes Vernon’s Ken Holland

Edmonton Oilers president one of six people inducted in Class of 2020-21 Monday in Toronto

Vernon’s Ken Holland (left) receives his Honoured Member blazer and Tissot watch from Hockey Hall of Fame Chair of the Board and Honoured Member Lanny McDonald Monday, Nov. 15, in Toronto. (Kevin Sousa/Hockey Hall of Fame)
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BCHL postpones eight games due to flooding

The homes of the Chilliwack Chiefs and Merritt Centennials have been particularly hard hit

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Vees’ Luc Wilson completed his three-point night, adding a goal on the powerplay to extend the Vees lead to 5-3 in the third in home ice hockey action against the Victoria Grizzlies Saturday night. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

Penticton Vees continue winning streak on home ice

Vees beat Victoria 6-3 before a sold out crowd Saturday night

Vees’ Luc Wilson completed his three-point night, adding a goal on the powerplay to extend the Vees lead to 5-3 in the third in home ice hockey action against the Victoria Grizzlies Saturday night. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
The Vees' Josh Nadeau scored twice to bring the Vees a 2-1 win over the Alberni Valley Bulldogs on Wednesday night, Nov. 10. (Cherie Morgan/Cherie Morgan Photography)

Penticton Vees start four-game home set with 2-1 overtime win

The Vees are back at the SOEC on Saturday for their Orange Shirt Game

The Vees' Josh Nadeau scored twice to bring the Vees a 2-1 win over the Alberni Valley Bulldogs on Wednesday night, Nov. 10. (Cherie Morgan/Cherie Morgan Photography)
Neil Jamieson will become the 16th member of the Penticton Vees Ring of Honour on Nov. 17 (Photo courtesty of the Penticton Vees)

Neil Jamieson to be honoured during Penticton Vees’ home game Nov. 17

Jamieson passed away in June of 2020 after a two-year battle with cancer

Neil Jamieson will become the 16th member of the Penticton Vees Ring of Honour on Nov. 17 (Photo courtesty of the Penticton Vees)
The Penticton Vees announced on Tuesday that the SOEC's capacity restrictions have been lifted. (Penticton Vees photo)

Penticton Vees back to 100 per cent capacity as restrictions ease in B.C.

The team’s game against the Cranbrook Bucks on Friday will be the first with lifted restrictions

The Penticton Vees announced on Tuesday that the SOEC's capacity restrictions have been lifted. (Penticton Vees photo)
Vees celebrate another goal during their 15-1 win against Prince George. (Vees photo)

Penticton Vees serve up royal blow out against Kings

Vees beat Powell River by a whopping 15-1 on home ice at the SOEC

Vees celebrate another goal during their 15-1 win against Prince George. (Vees photo)
Time to sharpen up those skates. After being closed through the holiday season, McLaren Arena reopens Jan. 3. File photo

Vax proof required for public skates at Penticton’s McLaren Arena

All public skating activities including noon-hour hockey will require proof

Time to sharpen up those skates. After being closed through the holiday season, McLaren Arena reopens Jan. 3. File photo
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BCHL all-star festivities to include Top Prospects Game

All-star events will be held Jan. 14 in Penticton, with NHL and college scouts in attendance

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Members of the Sardis Drumline on the ice at an empty Abbotsford Centre prior to Friday night’s American Hockey League game. (submitted photo)

Chilliwack’s Sardis Drumline gets season-long gig at Vancouver Canucks games

Small groups from Sardis secondary school will perform at 41 National Hockey League matches

Members of the Sardis Drumline on the ice at an empty Abbotsford Centre prior to Friday night’s American Hockey League game. (submitted photo)
Vernon Kal Tire won the regular season in the Kelowna Men’s Soccer League’s 45+ Division, then added a third straight Playoff Cup championship with a 2-0 win over the runner-up Penticton Pinnacles in the final match. (Contributed)

Vernon squad reaches pinnacle of soccer league

Kal Tire defeats Penticton Pinnacles 2-0 in Kelowna Men’s 45+ League championship game

Vernon Kal Tire won the regular season in the Kelowna Men’s Soccer League’s 45+ Division, then added a third straight Playoff Cup championship with a 2-0 win over the runner-up Penticton Pinnacles in the final match. (Contributed)
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2021 BCHL Showcase runs Wednesday to Sunday in Chilliwack

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

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Cherie Morgan/Cherie Morgan Photography

Penticton Vees take third straight win

OT goal by Luc Wilson on home ice finishes the game 4-3

Cherie Morgan/Cherie Morgan Photography