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The B.C. Hockey League’s Wenatchee Wild, the lone American franchise, is taking a hiatus from the 2020-21 season due to COVID-19 restrictions. All players have been released to find other opportunities to play. (Black Press file photo)

Wenatchee Wild taking BC Hockey League break

Loop’s lone American franchise pulls plug on 20-21 season due to COVID; vow to be back in 2021

 

Swiss forward Stefano Bottini put up five points in his first 10 exhibition games with the Penticton Vees. (Jack Murray photo)

Penticton Vees forward invited to U-20 Swiss National camp

The 2020 World Junior Hockey Championships are set to begin Dec. 25 in Edmonton

 

BCHL

BCHL pushes back season start due to provincial health orders

The delay is minimal, just six days, for now. But the league is open to starting up after Christmas

 

The Penticton Vees Junior ‘A’ hockey club announced the acquisition of defenseman Owen Forefellow Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020. (Trent Rolfe photo)

Penticton Vees continue defence makeover

The BCHL regular season is slated to begin in early December

The Penticton Vees Junior ‘A’ hockey club announced the acquisition of defenseman Owen Forefellow Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020. (Trent Rolfe photo)
The Penticton Vees are hoping to fill the stands at the South Okanagan Events Centre with cut-outs of fan portraits for the 2020-21 season as fans likely won’t be allowed to attend games due to the pandemic. (Contributed)

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The Penticton Vees are hoping to fill the stands at the South Okanagan Events Centre with cut-outs of fan portraits for the 2020-21 season as fans likely won’t be allowed to attend games due to the pandemic. (Contributed)
Penticton Vees forward Jacob Quillan celebrates his Okanagan Cup-winning overtime goal with teammate Connor Bouchard as the Vees edged the Vernon Vipers 3-2 in the B.C. Hockey League exhibition tournament finale Saturday, Nov. 14, at the South Okanagan Events Centre. (Cherie Morgan Photography)

Penticton Vees capture Okanagan Cup overtime thriller

Jacob Quillan scores 74 seconds into OT as Vees edge Vernon Vipers 3-2 in BCHL tourney final

Penticton Vees forward Jacob Quillan celebrates his Okanagan Cup-winning overtime goal with teammate Connor Bouchard as the Vees edged the Vernon Vipers 3-2 in the B.C. Hockey League exhibition tournament finale Saturday, Nov. 14, at the South Okanagan Events Centre. (Cherie Morgan Photography)
The Penticton Vees celebrate winning the Okanagan Cup semi-final game 5-2 against the Salmon Arm Silverbacks Friday night. The Vees play for the championship Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020. (Cherie Morgan of Cherie Morgan Photography)
The Penticton Vees celebrate winning the Okanagan Cup semi-final game 5-2 against the Salmon Arm Silverbacks Friday night. The Vees play for the championship Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020. (Cherie Morgan of Cherie Morgan Photography)
Kaeden Lane posted a shutout as the Penticton Vees blanked the Vernon Vipers by a score of 4-0 at Kal Tire Place Friday night, Nov. 6, 2020. (Lisa Mazurek Photography)

Penticton Vees blank Vernon Vipers in 4-0 win

Kaeden Lane stopped 25 shots to shut out the Vipers Friday night

Kaeden Lane posted a shutout as the Penticton Vees blanked the Vernon Vipers by a score of 4-0 at Kal Tire Place Friday night, Nov. 6, 2020. (Lisa Mazurek Photography)
Penticton Vees captain Fin Williams was one of four Vees players included in the NHL Central Scouting Bureau’s 2021 draft watch list released Oct. 27 (Jack Murray photo)

Four Penticton Vees crack NHL draft watch list

Only eight BCHL players were included on the list

Penticton Vees captain Fin Williams was one of four Vees players included in the NHL Central Scouting Bureau’s 2021 draft watch list released Oct. 27 (Jack Murray photo)
Penticton Vees forward Ryan Upson (pictured) scored his fourth goal of the Okanagan Cup Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020 at the Shaw Centre against the Salmon Arm Silverbacks in what would prove to be the Vees’ first loss of the tournament. (Contributed)

Penticton Vees split pair of weekend games with Salmon Arm

Salmon Arm handed the Vees their first loss of the Okanagan Cup Saturday night

Penticton Vees forward Ryan Upson (pictured) scored his fourth goal of the Okanagan Cup Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020 at the Shaw Centre against the Salmon Arm Silverbacks in what would prove to be the Vees’ first loss of the tournament. (Contributed)
Stefano Bottini of the Penticton Vees had much to celebrate this weekend, as his team pushed their win streak to eight games with a pair of blowout victories over the West Kelowna Warriors. (Cherie Morgan/Cherie Morgan Photography)

Penticton Vees dominate West Kelowna in back-to-back games

The Vees remain undefeated in the Okanagan Cup, Warriors fall to 3-4-0-1

Stefano Bottini of the Penticton Vees had much to celebrate this weekend, as his team pushed their win streak to eight games with a pair of blowout victories over the West Kelowna Warriors. (Cherie Morgan/Cherie Morgan Photography)
Salmon Arm Silverbacks defenceman William Lavigne (left) tries to rub out Vernon Vipers forward Max Bulawka in B.C. Hockey League Okanagan Cup action. Vernon completed a home-and-home sweep of the Gorillas with a 4-3 overtime win Saturday, Oct. 17, at the Shaw Centre. (Lisa Mazurek - Vernon Vipers Photography)

Vernon Vipers sweep Salmon Arm

Snakes win 5-2 at home Friday, 4-3 in overtime Saturday at the Shaw Centre

Salmon Arm Silverbacks defenceman William Lavigne (left) tries to rub out Vernon Vipers forward Max Bulawka in B.C. Hockey League Okanagan Cup action. Vernon completed a home-and-home sweep of the Gorillas with a 4-3 overtime win Saturday, Oct. 17, at the Shaw Centre. (Lisa Mazurek - Vernon Vipers Photography)
Penticton Vees captain Finlay Williams gets worked over by Vernon Vipers defenceman Griffen Barr in front of goalie Kobe Grant during the Vees’ 4-1 B.C. Hockey League Okanagan Cup victory Saturday, Oct. 10, at Kal Tire Place. (Lisa Mazurek - Vernon Vipers Photography)

Penticton Vees stay perfect in pre-season

Vees go to Vernon and beat the Vipers 4-1 to improve to 6-0 in B.C. Hockey League Okanagan Cup event

Penticton Vees captain Finlay Williams gets worked over by Vernon Vipers defenceman Griffen Barr in front of goalie Kobe Grant during the Vees’ 4-1 B.C. Hockey League Okanagan Cup victory Saturday, Oct. 10, at Kal Tire Place. (Lisa Mazurek - Vernon Vipers Photography)
How Penticton Vees goalie Yaniv Perets is dominating the BCHL

How Penticton Vees goalie Yaniv Perets is dominating the BCHL

Dedication and an ability to drown out the noise in uncertain times has Perets on top of his game

How Penticton Vees goalie Yaniv Perets is dominating the BCHL
The Penticton Vees defeated the Vernon Vipers 4-0 Wednesday, Oct. 7 at the South Okanagan Events centre to remain undefeated through five Okanagan Cup games. (Cherie Morgan/Cherie Morgan Photography)

Penticton Vees shutout Vernon Vipers, improve Okanagan cup record to 5-0

Kaeden Lane earns the 18-save shutout and four different players net goals for the Vees

The Penticton Vees defeated the Vernon Vipers 4-0 Wednesday, Oct. 7 at the South Okanagan Events centre to remain undefeated through five Okanagan Cup games. (Cherie Morgan/Cherie Morgan Photography)
Matteo Costantini has gotten off to a hot start in his first season with the Vees. On Wednesday, Oct. 7 the forward was selected by the Buffalo Sabres in the 2020 NHL Entry Draft. (Jack Murray photo)

Penticton Vees forward Costantini one of three BCHL picks in NHL Entry Draft

Costantini was the first player to be selected from the BCHL at 131st overall to the Buffalo Sabres

Matteo Costantini has gotten off to a hot start in his first season with the Vees. On Wednesday, Oct. 7 the forward was selected by the Buffalo Sabres in the 2020 NHL Entry Draft. (Jack Murray photo)
The Penticton Vees Junior ‘A’ Hockey Club traded forward Drew Elser (pictured) to the Trail Smoke Eaters Friday, Oct. 2, 2020. (Penticton Vees photo)

Penticton Vees trim roster with pair of trades

Drew Elser and Tanner Komzak traded for future considerations

The Penticton Vees Junior ‘A’ Hockey Club traded forward Drew Elser (pictured) to the Trail Smoke Eaters Friday, Oct. 2, 2020. (Penticton Vees photo)
The Penticton Vees came out on top against the West Kelowna Warriors Saturday, Oct. 3 after a thrilling shootout victory, capped off by a game winning shootout goal from Matteo Costantini. (Cherie Morgan/Cherie Morgan Photography)

Penticton Vees remain undefeated after shootout victory over West Kelowna

The Vees will next face the Vernon Vipers Wednesday night at home

The Penticton Vees came out on top against the West Kelowna Warriors Saturday, Oct. 3 after a thrilling shootout victory, capped off by a game winning shootout goal from Matteo Costantini. (Cherie Morgan/Cherie Morgan Photography)
The Okanagan Cup is a four-team B.C. Hockey League exhibition tournament featuring the Vernon Vipers, West Kelowna Warriors, Salmon Arm Silverbacks and Penticton Vees. (BCHL photo)

West Kelowna Warriors complete sweep of Vernon Vipers

Warriors edge Snakes 2-1 as Okanagan Cup BCHL exhibition tournament begins

The Okanagan Cup is a four-team B.C. Hockey League exhibition tournament featuring the Vernon Vipers, West Kelowna Warriors, Salmon Arm Silverbacks and Penticton Vees. (BCHL photo)
Tristan Amonte scored a pair of goals for the Vees Friday (Sept. 25) night in a 7-0 victory over the Salmon Arm Silverbacks. (Cherie Morgan/Cherie Morgan Photography)

Penticton Vees return to action with 7-0 win over Salmon Arm

The Vees will get right back to it tomorrow night

Tristan Amonte scored a pair of goals for the Vees Friday (Sept. 25) night in a 7-0 victory over the Salmon Arm Silverbacks. (Cherie Morgan/Cherie Morgan Photography)