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Hockey Canada announced Friday, Feb. 5, 2021 that all spring championships are cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. (Phil McLachlan - Western News File)

Hockey Canada cancels Centennial Cup in Penticton, all spring championships

The 2021 Centennial Cup was slated to be played in Penticton

Hockey Canada announced Friday, Feb. 5, 2021 that all spring championships are cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. (Phil McLachlan - Western News File)
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BCHL season delayed once more, but league still hopes to play

The junior A league isn’t ready to sink the season, which is now pushed back into March

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Former Penticton Vees Zach Driscoll, Jack LaFontaine, and Adam Scheel have been named to the watch list for the Mike Richter Award, given to college hockey’s top goaltender. The nominees were announced by the Hockey Commissioners Association (HCA) Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021. (Contributed)

Former Penticton Vees goalies among the best in U.S. college hockey

Zach Driscoll, Jack LaFontaine, and Adam Scheel nominated for NCAA Mike Richter Award

Former Penticton Vees Zach Driscoll, Jack LaFontaine, and Adam Scheel have been named to the watch list for the Mike Richter Award, given to college hockey’s top goaltender. The nominees were announced by the Hockey Commissioners Association (HCA) Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021. (Contributed)
Nanaimo Clippers owner Wes Mussio. (News Bulletin file photo)

BCHL owner criticized for attending Super Bowl despite living half-time in Florida

Wes Mussio says he’s a snowbird in the Tampa Bay area and will be in the U.S. at least another month

Nanaimo Clippers owner Wes Mussio. (News Bulletin file photo)
Grant Cruikshank, Jack LaFontaine and Taylor Ward have all been nominated for the Hobey Baker Award. (Contributed)

Three former Penticton Vees nominated for prestigious college hockey award

The Hobey Baker Award is given to the top player in college hockey

Grant Cruikshank, Jack LaFontaine and Taylor Ward have all been nominated for the Hobey Baker Award. (Contributed)
Penticton Vees captain Fin Williams was included in The National Hockey League’s Central Scouting bureau “Players to Watch” list released Jan. 22, 2021. (Jack Murray)

Penticton Vees forward ranked among top NHL prospects

Vees forward and captain Fin Williams is projected to be selected in the 2021 NHL Entry Draft

Penticton Vees captain Fin Williams was included in The National Hockey League’s Central Scouting bureau “Players to Watch” list released Jan. 22, 2021. (Jack Murray)
With the BCHL season stalled, South Surrey’s John Evans has left the West Kelowna Warriors and joined the USHL’s Dubuque Fighting Saints. (Photo courtesy of Dubuque Fighting Saints)

With the season stalled West Kelowna Warrior ditches BCHL for U.S.

‘That’s the most important thing – to be able to play,’ says Evans on move to Dubuque Fighting Saints

With the BCHL season stalled, South Surrey’s John Evans has left the West Kelowna Warriors and joined the USHL’s Dubuque Fighting Saints. (Photo courtesy of Dubuque Fighting Saints)
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BCHL delays start of the season as provincial health orders remain in place

The junior A league has been forced to abandon a plan to start in mid-January

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BCHL team can now practise together in full, after a revision to the provincial health order on Dec. 28. (Garrett James photo)

BCHL teams can practise together following revised health-order

Junior ‘A’ league commissioner still hopeful a season can be staged this year

BCHL team can now practise together in full, after a revision to the provincial health order on Dec. 28. (Garrett James photo)
Stefano Bottini was named to Team Switzerland in the IIHF 2020 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2020. (Photo by Dave Reginek/Getty Images)

Penticton Vees forward makes World Junior team roster

Vees fans will have a player to cheer on at this years’ tournament

Stefano Bottini was named to Team Switzerland in the IIHF 2020 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2020. (Photo by Dave Reginek/Getty Images)
Nanaimo Clippers players Jordan Naylor, left, and Trevor LeDonne drop off letters at the office of Nanaimo MLA Sheila Malcolmson, asking for her support as the team asks for reconsideration of provincial health orders banning 19-20-year-olds from practising and playing sports. (Photo submitted)

Junior hockey team in B.C. pleads for an opportunity to play during pandemic

Nanaimo Clippers’ owner questions science behind public health orders

Nanaimo Clippers players Jordan Naylor, left, and Trevor LeDonne drop off letters at the office of Nanaimo MLA Sheila Malcolmson, asking for her support as the team asks for reconsideration of provincial health orders banning 19-20-year-olds from practising and playing sports. (Photo submitted)
The Penticton Vees Junior ‘A’ Hockey Club, in participation with the BC Hockey Hall of Fame, teamed up with OSNS Youth and Child Development Centre for a 50/50 draw that sees 50 per cent of all the proceeds benefiting OSNS. The winner will be drawn Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020 (Mark Brett - Western News file)

Penticton Vees holding 50/50 draw to support Okanagan kids

There’s two days left to buy tickets with the jackpot already over $2,000

The Penticton Vees Junior ‘A’ Hockey Club, in participation with the BC Hockey Hall of Fame, teamed up with OSNS Youth and Child Development Centre for a 50/50 draw that sees 50 per cent of all the proceeds benefiting OSNS. The winner will be drawn Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020 (Mark Brett - Western News file)
Vees goalkeeper Yaniv Perets stands watch while Tyler Ho takes the puck around the back of the net in the last game of the Okanagan Cup’s round robin stage on Nov. 7. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Penticton could be the ‘hub-city’ for a potential BCHL bubble

Seventeen teams would stay and play all their games in the South Okanagan

Vees goalkeeper Yaniv Perets stands watch while Tyler Ho takes the puck around the back of the net in the last game of the Okanagan Cup’s round robin stage on Nov. 7. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
The Penticton Vees announced Friday, Dec. 4, 2020 that all players have staff have tested negative for COVID-19. The team has been in isolation since a player tested positive Nov. 28. (Cherie Morgan Photography)

Penticton Vees players and staff test negative for COVID-19

The team has been in isolation since a player tested positive last week

The Penticton Vees announced Friday, Dec. 4, 2020 that all players have staff have tested negative for COVID-19. The team has been in isolation since a player tested positive Nov. 28. (Cherie Morgan Photography)
The Penticton Vees Junior ‘A’ Hockey Club has been hit with financial hardships due to lost ticket revenue amid the pandemic. (Phil McLachlan - Western News)

Penticton Vees receive anonymous $3,000 donation

Lost ticket revenue has forced Vees staff to get creative for funding this year

The Penticton Vees Junior ‘A’ Hockey Club has been hit with financial hardships due to lost ticket revenue amid the pandemic. (Phil McLachlan - Western News)
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

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)
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

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

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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)

Get your face in the stands at an upcoming Penticton Vees game

Support the team and be seen on HockeyTV.com

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)