South Okanagan sports in brief

Bantam Vees win Kelowna tourney, retired NHL'er speaking in Summerland and Kisu hosting swim meet

Bantam Vees victorious in Kelowna

The Murray GM Penticton bantam Tier 2 Vees went undefeated in five games last weekend to take first in Kelowna’s Thanksgiving Classic tournament.  After defeating Kamloops 5-1 in the semifinal, the Vees edged Vernon in the final 1-0. The Vees opened against Mission with a 5-4 win. Their second game was against Calgary who they brushed aside 7-2. The Vees also blew away Everett 17-3.

Walters coming to Summerland

Ryan Walters, retired NHLer and Stanley Cup champion, will be at Centre Stage Theatre on Oct. 22. The first 150 ticket holders will receive a complimentary signed copy of Walter’s new book, Hungry, Fuelling Your Best Game. Walters, president of the American Hockey League’s Abbotsford Heat, will be speaking at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 at the door and his books are available for purchase.

Registration open for half-distance

Registration for Challenge Penticton’s Canada Half is open. The race course for the half-triathlon will remain within the legendary single loop course. The half-distance race entry is set at $350 plus tax and will be capped at 600 athletes. Registration for both the full-distance and the half-distance races is now available online at

KISU swim meet

KISU swim club is hosting a meet this weekend involving seven teams. There will be 266 for the main meet and 157 for the jamboree “It should be a very exciting meet,” said KISU coach Tina Hoeben. Swimmers first hit the pool Friday from 4:30 to 8:24 p.m. On Saturday, the 12 and under group compete from 9 a.m. to noon, then 13 and over will swim from 1:30 p.m. to 5:50 p.m. On Sunday, action resumes at 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and the jamboree, with novice swimmers, is from 1:30 to 5:15 p.m.

NHL and NFL highlights on Black Press

Black Press has added two videos to their B.C. newspaper websites. Readers of the Penticton Western News can now enjoy NHL and NFL highlights. The video rails can be found in the sports section on the right-hand side at