The Vees battle West Kelowna earlier in the season, the club has drawn West Kelowna as their first round match-up of the 2020 BCHL playoffs. (Cherie Morgan photo)

Penticton Vees to open first round of playoffs against West Kelowna

Penticton will come into the series as heavy favourites against the Warriors.

Buckle up, the first round of the Penticton Vees’ playoff schedule has been set.

The Vees will take on the West Kelowna Warriors in the Interior Division quarter finals to kick off the 2020 BCHL playoffs. Game one is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 27 at the South Okanagan Events Centre.

This will mark the sixth time the Vees and Warriors have met in the playoffs, with Penticton coming out on top in all but one of the previous battles. The Vees hold an 18-8 all-time playoff record against the Warriors.

Penticton swept the regular season series between the two teams, winning all six match-ups and outscoring West Kelowna 28 to 12 in the process.

READ MORE: Meet the ultimate Penticton Vees fan

As the first-place seed in the Interior Division the Vees will have home ice advantage against the sixth seed Warriors. The Vees come into the series as heavy favourites, currently boasting a 42-12-1-1 record with two games remaining in the regular season, while the Warriors sit almost 50 points back with a record of 14-33-6-3.

Games one and two will take place at the South Okanagan Events Centre before the series shifts to Royal LePage Place for games three and four.

The first round schedule in it’s entirety is as follows:

  • Game one: Thursday, Feb. 27, 7 p.m. @ South Okanagan Events Centre
  • Game two: Friday, Feb. 28, 7 p.m. @ South Okanagan Events Centre
  • Game three: Sunday, March 1, 3 p.m. @ Royal LePage Place
  • Game four: Tuesday, March 3, 7 p.m. @ Royal LePage Place
  • Game five: Wednesday, March 4, 7 p.m. @ South Okanagan Events Centre*
  • Game six: Saturday, March 7, 7 p.m Royal LePage Place*
  • Game seven: Monday, March 9, 7 p.m @ South Okanagan Events Centre*

*If necessary

Playoff tickets will be on sale at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 20 at the Valley First Box Office as well as online at ValleyFirstTix.com.

The Vees will conclude their regular season with a pair of back-to-back home games against the Wenatchee Wild, beginning the night of Friday, Feb. 21. Puck drop is at 7 p.m.

READ MORE: Penticton Vees clinch overtime win against Bulldogs

To report a typo, email: editor@pentictonwesternnews.com.

BCHL

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Three arrests on guns, drug charges after shots fired in Oliver

Two men from Penticton involved in arrests at Oliver home with assault rifles and drugs

Heads up, it’s fawning season in Penticton

Baby deer seen frolicking through downtown Penticton Wednesday afternoon

Okanagan School of the Arts evicted from Penticton’s Shatford Centre

The school faced massive revenue loss during the COVID-19 pandemic

Penticton RCMP express concern over allowing public drinking

RCMP said they expressed their concern to the city but will do their best ensure safety

WATCH: North Okanagan golf cart stolen, then returned

Homeowners have footage of two men taking the cart and then bringing it back

Police watchdog investigating fatal crash in Kelowna

Kelowna RCMP received a report of a single-vehicle collision on Bulman Road near Highway 97 on June 1

Kelowna council greenlights ‘The Wedge’

The wedge-shaped building will be built at the corner of Leon Avenue and Water Street

Vehicle stolen in Revelstoke recovered near Salmon Arm after occupants suffer overdoses

Police say they were alerted to the vehicle after occupants treated by ambulance after drug use

Province looks to seize Kelowna home owned by alleged drug trafficker

Michelle Collins and Nigel Byrne were also recently investigated by Kelowna RCMP for drug trafficking

22 new COVID-19 test-positives, one death following days of low case counts in B.C.

Health officials urged British Columbians to ‘stand together while staying apart’

John Horgan says COVID-19 restrictions won’t be eased regionally

B.C. Liberals urge ‘tailored’ response based on infections

Highway 1 closed after body found near Hope

Coroners Service reportedly on the scene, highway has been closed for 10 hours in both directions

Feds get failing grade for lack of action plan on anniversary of MMIWG report

‘Instead of a National Action Plan, we have been left with a Lack-of-Action Plan’

Most Read