The Sherwood Sports peewee junior Vees are hosting the Tier 2 B.C. hockey championships.
From March 18 to 22 at Memorial Arena, there will be 500-plus visitors to Penticton, including players aged 11 to 13 and their families from around the province. The structure of the championships takes the players’ regular season and regional playoffs to the next level. Players will have the chance to “live the dream” competing and representing their region of B.C. Their level of conditioning, skill and teamwork will be matched against the top in their age group from all corners of B.C.
“The volunteers and parents of the Sherwood Sports peewee Tier 2 junior Vees recognize their position to be able to give back to the community through their efforts in hosting this event,” said team volunteer Rhonda Erhardt.
Oranizers are expecting the community will see tens of thousands of tourism dollars at a time when that money is difficult to secure.
“We are excited to partner with local businesses to create an experience these players will never forget,” said Rhonda Erhardt. “We are in the process of securing sponsorships from local businesses, and anyone wanting to get involved is encouraged to contact me.”
All hockey enthusiasts are invited to come watch the action as nine teams vie for the peewee Tier 2 championship banner. Gate admission is by donation, with all funds collected being donated to KidSport. Rhonda Erhardt can be contacted at 250-492-4075.
Last weekend the Vees took on their arch rivals from Westside, winning 3-1. Near the end of the second period, Simon Synman opened the scoring with a blistering point shot. Liam McLaren’s hard work along the boards led to Penticton’s second goal by Lane French. while Jordan Schulting scored the third goal. Shane Farkas and Alex Combs were solid in goal. The Vees finish the league in top spot and start their playoffs on Feb 11.