Haylee Breier Dyck, Hailey Harbinson, Christina Cebriy and Sydney Hutchison gather for a hug with the Penticton Vees mascot Harvee. He will be facing off against other BCHL mascots during the mascot competition in the newly announced Hockey House exhibit during the upcoming BCHL Showcase Festival (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

New exhibit added to Penticton portion of BCHL Showcase Festival

A panel featuring NHL legends and current BCHL parents is just one feature of Hockey House

With the B.C. Hockey League’s (BCHL) Showcase Festival fast approaching, the league has announced a new exhibit that will take place during the Penticton portion of the event.

The festival runs from Oct. 2 to 5, beginning at Prospera Centre in Chilliwack for the first two days and then moving to the South Okanagan Events Centre in Penticton for the last two days. During the Penticton dates of the festival, hockey fans can check out the Hockey House, which will include a variety of activities for all ages.

READ MORE: Penticton added as second host city for BCHL’s annual Showcase event

On Friday, Oct. 4, don’t miss a panel with NHL legends and BCHL parents Scott Niedermayer, Mike Richter and Doug Weight, as well as the BCHL commissioner Chris Hebb. According to a release from the league, they will be discussing their playing careers, why their sons chose to play in the BCHL and the game of hockey today.

Hockey House will also include a kids’ zone on both dates with an inflatable bounce house, a shooting accuracy station and a Bauer hoceky experience. In addition, the participating team’s mascots will face off in a mascot competition.

TSN 1040 will also be hosting their afternoon drive show live from Hockey House from 3 to 7 p.m. on Oct. 4. The release states that hosts Matt Sekeres and Blake Price have broadcasted live from the BCHL Showcase Festival for the past several years, and are making the trip to the Okanagan this year to interview hockey personalities from the BCHL, NCAA and NHL.

This will be the first time ever that Penticton has hosted the Showcase Festival, where nine BCHL teams will play a pair of games at the South Okanagan Events Centre. Tickets are $10 for a Friday/Saturday pass, which includes all three games prior to the Penticton Vees evening games. A Penticton Vees game pass is $15 (increase of $1 on game day). Additional service fees apply to both of the packages. Tickets are available at the Valley First Box Office (at the SOEC), over the phone at 1-877-763-2849 or online at ValleyFirstTix.com.

For more information about the BCHL Showcase Festival, visit www.bchl.ca.

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