The Penticton Vees announced that they will participate in the first ever Okanagan Cup beginning Friday, Sept. 25, 2020. (Phil McLachlan - Western News)

The Penticton Vees announced that they will participate in the first ever Okanagan Cup beginning Friday, Sept. 25, 2020. (Phil McLachlan - Western News)

Penticton Vees to play in two-month Okanagan Cup tournament

The action commences Friday at 6 p.m. at the SOEC.

The Penticton Vees have officially announced the creation of the Okanagan Cup, a two-month tournament that will feature the BC Hockey League’s four Okanagan teams.

The tournament will consist of a total of 27 games featuring the Penticton Vees, Salmon Arm Silverbacks, Vernon Vipers and West Kelowna Warriors with two sets of home-and-home action as each team will face-off against one another four times. The games will take place on Fridays and Saturdays with each team playing a total of 12 games.

The action will begin this Friday, Sept. 25 with the Vernon Vipers taking on the West Kelowna Warriors and the Penticton Vees taking on the Salmon Arm Silverbacks.

READ MORE: Meet the ultimate Penticton Vees fan

The final weekend of play will commence on Saturday, Nov. 7 followed by a weekend of semi-final and final action, beginning Friday, Nov. 13 and concluding with the championship game on Saturday, Nov.14.

Fans will not be allowed at the games and the total number of people in each rink will be limited to 50. Every game will be streamed live on HockeyTV.com.

In addition, select games will air on Shaw Spotlight channels across the Okanagan.

The Vees’ full tournament schedule is below:

Friday, September 25 vs. Salmon Arm Silverbacks (6:00 p.m.)

Saturday, September 26 vs. Salmon Arm Silverbacks (6:00 p.m.)

Friday, October 2 vs. West Kelowna Warriors (6:00 p.m.)

Saturday, October 3 @ West Kelowna Warriors (7:00 p.m.)

Friday, October 9 vs. Vernon Vipers (6:00 p.m.)

Saturday, October 10 @ Vernon Vipers (6:00 p.m.)

Friday, October 16 @ West Kelowna Warriors (7:00 p.m.)

Saturday, October 17 vs. West Kelowna Warriors (6:00 p.m.)

Friday, October 23 vs. Salmon Arm Silverbacks (6:00 p.m.)

Saturday, October 24 @ Salmon Arm Silverbacks (6:00 p.m.)

Friday, November 6 @ Vernon Vipers (6:00 p.m.)

Saturday, November 7 vs. Vernon Vipers (6:00 p.m.)

Friday, November 13 Semi-Finals

Saturday, November 14 Finals

READ MORE: Inside the Penticton Vees’ last normal day: head coach on pandemic, next season, fate of BCHL



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