The Penticton Vees will be well represented when the B.C. Hockey League’s top prospects come together for an annual tradition at the South Okanagan Events Centre next month.
Six Vees have been selected to play in the league’s 2023 Top Prospects Game, an event that kicks off the BCHL’s All-Star weekend every year in January.
The Penticton-hosted event starts at 6 p.m. on Jan. 20, 2023. The following day Penticton hosts the 60th-anniversary all-star game events at the city’s new downtown outdoor rink on Jan. 21.
Vees defencemen Gabriel Guilbault and Ryan Hopkins, along with team forwards Hiroki Gojsic, Bradly Nadeau, Josh Nadeau, and Aydar Suniev, will suit up for Team East in the prospects game.
Their bench boss, Fred Harbinson, has been named the head coach for the team.
The Nadeau brothers rank No. 1 and 2 in BCHL scoring, combining to post 100 points in 24 games this season. Suniev, meanwhile, sits in third for league leaders in scoring with 37 points.
One day after the prospects game, more of the league’s top players will be featured at Penticton’s outdoor rink when the puck drops on the 60th BCHL All-Star Game. The aforementioned brothers will be the only Vees to appear in the game.
Tickets for the prospects’ game can be purchased now for $5. Children 12 and under get in for free when accompanied by an adult.
Vees’ season-ticket members also get in for free, based on their season-ticket package.