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Hundreds of teddy bears and winter wear were thrown on the ice at the start of the third period when Penticton Vees scored their first goal of the game against West Kelowna on Saturday night. (Logan Lockhart Western News)

Penticton Vees fans wait until 3rd period to toss teddy bears on the ice

Vees come from behind and win 3-2 in overtime against West Kelowna Warriors

Josh, left, and Bradly Nadeau were named the BCHL's first and second stars of the month for October. (Jack Murray)

Nadeau brothers the lone Penticton Vees to make 2022 B.C. Hockey League All-Star Game

Penticton’s new outdoor rink next to City Hall will host the league’s 60th-anniversary game

The Penticton Vees acquired the rights to forward Nicholas Degraves from the Alberta Junior Hockey League (AJHL) on Wednesday, Nov. 30. (Photo- Brooks Bandits/Em Duncan)

Penticton Vees say goodbye to key forward Ethan Mann for a player they ‘couldn’t pass up’

‘It is always difficult to tweak your lineup when things are going well,’ said coach Fred Harbinson

The hometown Osoyoos Coyotes rallied to edge the North Okanagan Knights 6-5 in KIJHL action Sunday, Nov. 27. (Jen Jensen Photography)

Osoyoos Coyotes take bite out of North Okanagan Knights

KIJHL - Hometown Coyotes rally in third period for 6-5 decision

The hometown Osoyoos Coyotes rallied to edge the North Okanagan Knights 6-5 in KIJHL action Sunday, Nov. 27. (Jen Jensen Photography)
Spencer Smith finished the two-game road trip with three points (2G, 1A). (Jack Murray)

Sweep on the Sunshine Coast: Penticton Vees beat Kings 4-2

Next game is Teddy Bear Toss on Saturday, Dec. 3

  • Nov 27, 2022
Spencer Smith finished the two-game road trip with three points (2G, 1A). (Jack Murray)
Jackson Nieuwendyk’s hat trick lifted the Penticton Vees to a 7-1 victory Friday night against the Alberni Valley Bulldogs. (Photo- Jack Murray)

Hat trick for Nieuwendyk as Penticton Vees extend streak to 22, win 7-1 on Vancouver Island

The Vees are back in action Saturday night when they battle the Powell River Kings on the road

Jackson Nieuwendyk’s hat trick lifted the Penticton Vees to a 7-1 victory Friday night against the Alberni Valley Bulldogs. (Photo- Jack Murray)
Penticton Vees players help clean up the ice after a previous Teddy Bear Toss night at the South Okanagan Events Centre. (File Photo)

Penticton Vees change time of Teddy Bear Toss game to 7 p.m.

Vees play West Kelowna Warriors at 7 p.m., giving people time to enjoy Santa Parade and game

Penticton Vees players help clean up the ice after a previous Teddy Bear Toss night at the South Okanagan Events Centre. (File Photo)
The Penticton Vees used a two-goal comeback to defeat the Salmon Arm Silverbacks 5-3 on Wednesday night, Nov. 23, extending their win streak to 21 games.

Comeback Kids: Penticton Vees stun Salmon Arm with Duncan Keith in the building

The Vees won 5-3 Wednesday, extending their win streak to 21 games

The Penticton Vees used a two-goal comeback to defeat the Salmon Arm Silverbacks 5-3 on Wednesday night, Nov. 23, extending their win streak to 21 games.
Micah Rodrigues captured a silver medal at the 2023 BC/YT Super Series Sectional Championships in Coquitlam on Nov. 13. (Contributed)

Penticton figure skater shines with a podium finish at provincials in Coquitlam

Micah Rodrigues captured a silver medal at the showcase on Nov. 13

Micah Rodrigues captured a silver medal at the 2023 BC/YT Super Series Sectional Championships in Coquitlam on Nov. 13. (Contributed)
The two-time defending champion Winnipeg Blue Bombers (bottom, right) meet the Toronto Argonauts in the CFL’s Grey Cup championship for the first time since 1950 today, Sunday, Nov. 20, at 3 p.m. Pacific in Regina. (Black Press)

Bombers favoured by six on Grey Cup Sunday

Winnipeg seeks third straight CFL title, taking on Toronto Argonauts, who last won Cup in 2017

The two-time defending champion Winnipeg Blue Bombers (bottom, right) meet the Toronto Argonauts in the CFL’s Grey Cup championship for the first time since 1950 today, Sunday, Nov. 20, at 3 p.m. Pacific in Regina. (Black Press)
Penticton Vees celebrate their 20th win in front of hometown fans in Saturday night game action against Prince George. Vees won 4-1. (Cherie Morgan)

Penticton Vees make it 20 wins and counting

Saturday’s win was the 700th Junior ‘A’ victory for Vees’ head coach Fred Harbinson

Penticton Vees celebrate their 20th win in front of hometown fans in Saturday night game action against Prince George. Vees won 4-1. (Cherie Morgan)
The Penticton Vees extended their win streak to 19 games on Friday, Nov. 18, defeating the West Kelowna Warriors 11-2. (Brennan Phillips- Western News)
The Penticton Vees extended their win streak to 19 games on Friday, Nov. 18, defeating the West Kelowna Warriors 11-2. (Brennan Phillips- Western News)
North Okanagan Knights goalie Austin Seibel makes one of his 22 saves during the team’s 5-2 KIJHL win over the visiting Osoyoos Coyotes Wednesday, Nov. 16, at Armstrong’s Nor-Val Sports Centre. (Tanya Seibel Photo)

North Okanagan Knights hunt down Osoyoos

KIJHL - Hometown Knights score big 5-2 divisional win over Coyotes

North Okanagan Knights goalie Austin Seibel makes one of his 22 saves during the team’s 5-2 KIJHL win over the visiting Osoyoos Coyotes Wednesday, Nov. 16, at Armstrong’s Nor-Val Sports Centre. (Tanya Seibel Photo)
Aydar Suniev and Luca Di Pasquo celebrate after the Penticton Vees’ 4-0 victory against the Prince George Spruce Kings on Friday night, Nov. 4. (Photo- Cherie Morgan)

Penticton Vees gear up for biggest test yet as Highway 97 rivalry renews at SOEC

The Vees welcome the West Kelowna Warriors and Prince George Spruce Kings this weekend

Aydar Suniev and Luca Di Pasquo celebrate after the Penticton Vees’ 4-0 victory against the Prince George Spruce Kings on Friday night, Nov. 4. (Photo- Cherie Morgan)
The North Okanagan Knights entertain the Osoyoos Coyotes in KIJHL action tonight (Wednesday, Nov. 16), at Armstrong’s Nor-Val Sports Centre. Face-off is at 7 p.m. (Morning Star - file photo)

North Okanagan Knights hunt for win vs Osoyoos

KIJHL action this evening, 7 p.m., Nor-Val Sports Centre

The North Okanagan Knights entertain the Osoyoos Coyotes in KIJHL action tonight (Wednesday, Nov. 16), at Armstrong’s Nor-Val Sports Centre. Face-off is at 7 p.m. (Morning Star - file photo)
Luca Di Pasquo was the Vees’ best player, as the 19-year-old goaltender stopped 31 shots. (Jack Murray photo)

Penticton Vees keep streak alive in a dramatic 2-1 shootout over Trail

Luca Di Pasquo was the Vees’ best player, as the 19-year-old goaltender stopped 31 shots

  • Nov 13, 2022
Luca Di Pasquo was the Vees’ best player, as the 19-year-old goaltender stopped 31 shots. (Jack Murray photo)
Alec Henderson is the first skier from Western Canada to earn a spot on the nation’s “NextGen” slopestyle team. (Submitted)

Penticton skier becomes first Western Canadian in 7 years to make slopestyle team

Alec Henderson is currently competing for Canada at a World Cup event in Austria

Alec Henderson is the first skier from Western Canada to earn a spot on the nation’s “NextGen” slopestyle team. (Submitted)
Beanie Richter tucks home the game’s opening goal on Friday, Nov. 11, propelling the Penticton Vees to their 17th win in a row. (Photo- Cherie Morgan)

Penticton Vees win streak now at 17; down Vernon Vipers in front of record crowd

Friday night’s crowd at the SOEC was the largest for the game in Penticton this season

Beanie Richter tucks home the game’s opening goal on Friday, Nov. 11, propelling the Penticton Vees to their 17th win in a row. (Photo- Cherie Morgan)
Oren Korvin, 9, Noah Sabourin, 10, and Tomas Korvin, 11, pictured after representing Penticton as the Crushers Youth Climbing Team in Coquitlam from Nov. 5. to 6. (Submitted)

Penticton boys rocked at indoor climbing tournament in Coquitlam

Oren Korvin, Noah Sabourin and Tomas Korvin all finished in the top 10 at a provincial competition

Oren Korvin, 9, Noah Sabourin, 10, and Tomas Korvin, 11, pictured after representing Penticton as the Crushers Youth Climbing Team in Coquitlam from Nov. 5. to 6. (Submitted)
(Penticton Vees, Facebook)

Penticton Vees host Veterans Night on Remembrance Day

Admission is free for veterans and cadets will be handing out poppies by donation on the concourse

(Penticton Vees, Facebook)