Fresh off their sixth straight victory, more good news has come for the Penticton Vees.
Another two-win weekend on the road brings the squad to a unblemished 6-0 record and, on Monday, the team found out they are ranked number one in the initial Canadian Junior Hockey League Top 20 rankings.
The rankings are a weekly review and are compiled by an independent scouting source. The Vees have registered a BCHL-best 32 goals for, while surrendering just 11 goals against in six games.
Penticton earned back-to-back wins in Trail to begin the season against the Smoke Eaters before defeating the Merritt Centennials and Prince George Spruce Kings, in overtime, a weekend later. The Vees just capped off their six games away from home to begin the season with a 6-0 win against the Cowichan Valley Capitals on Saturday and a 4-3 triumph over the Nanaimo Clippers on Sunday.
The Vees are back on home ice this weekend to begin a home-and-home set against the West Kelowna Warriors. Puck drop for the Vees home opener is set for 7 p.m. on Friday night at the South Okanagan Events Centre. Tickets are available at the SOEC box office as well as online at valleyfirsttix.com.
The public is invited to the Meet the Vees Bash at the Barley Mill Pub on Sunday, Sept. 29 from 5 to 8 p.m.
Proceeds of the evening with the Vees go to the South Okanagan Children’s Charity. The charity uses the money to help local children and their families through the Miracle Fund for worthwhile community projects in the South Okanagan that benefit children and adolescents and the Sunshine Fund which assists financially disadvantaged families with medical expenses and travel subsidies for children that require the services of B.C. Children’s Hospital.
Tickets are $20 and include a roast beef dinner, door prizes and a chance to meet and engage with the Vees. As well there will be a silent auction, 50-50 draw and live entertainment from the Roland Allen Rock Trio.
Tickets can be purchased in person at the Barley Mill Pub, family seating is available upstairs for all-ages.
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