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The Penticton Vees announced Aug. 14, 2020 they have received a commitment from forward Matteo Costantini for the 2020-21 season. The St. Catharines, Ontario product put up 36 goals and 32 assists for 68 points in 50 games last season in the Ontario Junior Hockey League. (Contributed photo)

Penticton Vees add offensive punch in Costantini

The Vees are set to begin practice next month

The Penticton Vees announced Aug. 14, 2020 they have received a commitment from forward Matteo Costantini for the 2020-21 season. The St. Catharines, Ontario product put up 36 goals and 32 assists for 68 points in 50 games last season in the Ontario Junior Hockey League. (Contributed photo)
The Penticton Vees stopped by West Bench Elementary on March 1, 2019, to visit Evan Samoyloff, one of their superfans, before he takes off for treatment in Vancouver. (Penticton Vees/Facebook photo)

Penticton Vees seeking billet families for the upcoming season

Many life-long bonds have been formed between players and billet families, says assistant coach

The Penticton Vees stopped by West Bench Elementary on March 1, 2019, to visit Evan Samoyloff, one of their superfans, before he takes off for treatment in Vancouver. (Penticton Vees/Facebook photo)
The B.C. Hockey League has announced it plans to start its 2020-21 regular season Dec. 1, though teams can start training camps in early September. (Black Press file photos)

BCHL teams can start training in September for first league games in December

B.C. Hockey League announces Dec. 1 start date for 2020-21 season

The B.C. Hockey League has announced it plans to start its 2020-21 regular season Dec. 1, though teams can start training camps in early September. (Black Press file photos)
The Penticton Vees Junior A Hockey Club announced Monday, July 13 2020 that the team acquired forward Finlay Williams (’03) from the Prince George Spruce Kings in exchange for future considerations. (Vicki Brown photography)

Penticton Vees snag ‘impact’ forward Fin Williams from Prince George

17-year-old already has impressive Junior A resume

The Penticton Vees Junior A Hockey Club announced Monday, July 13 2020 that the team acquired forward Finlay Williams (’03) from the Prince George Spruce Kings in exchange for future considerations. (Vicki Brown photography)
Stefano Bottini of the Switzerland Nationals follows the play against the Russian Nationals during day one of game one of the 2018 Under-17 Four Nations Tournament at USA Hockey Arena on December 11, 2018 in Plymouth, Michigan. Bottini will hope to represent his country once more on the national stage as a part of Under-20 team at the 2021 World Junior Hockey Championship. (Dave Reginek/Getty Images)

Incoming Penticton Vees forward sets sights on World Junior Hockey Championship

Stefano Bottini has been selected for Switzerland’s National Under-20 Camp

Stefano Bottini of the Switzerland Nationals follows the play against the Russian Nationals during day one of game one of the 2018 Under-17 Four Nations Tournament at USA Hockey Arena on December 11, 2018 in Plymouth, Michigan. Bottini will hope to represent his country once more on the national stage as a part of Under-20 team at the 2021 World Junior Hockey Championship. (Dave Reginek/Getty Images)
The Penticton Vees executed a three-team trade Wednesday, June 24, 2020 which saw them acquire defenceman Ben Wozney (pictured) from the Powell River Kings and forward Ryan Upson from the Notre Dame Hounds of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League. (Damon James/BCHL photo)

Penticton Vees swing three-way deal

Team acquires promising defenceman from Powell River Kings in multi-team trade

The Penticton Vees executed a three-team trade Wednesday, June 24, 2020 which saw them acquire defenceman Ben Wozney (pictured) from the Powell River Kings and forward Ryan Upson from the Notre Dame Hounds of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League. (Damon James/BCHL photo)
Penticton Vees defenceman Josh Niedermayer, younger brother of Vees forward Jackson, will particpate in Hockey Canada’s under-17 virtual development camp July 19 to 25. (Cherie Morgan Photography)

Penticton Vees defender invited to Hockey Canada U17 camp

Josh Niedermayer will play his first full season with the Vees next season

Penticton Vees defenceman Josh Niedermayer, younger brother of Vees forward Jackson, will particpate in Hockey Canada’s under-17 virtual development camp July 19 to 25. (Cherie Morgan Photography)
The Penticton Vees traded goaltender Carl Stankowski June 23, 2020 to the Grande Prarie Storm in exchange for goaltender Kaeden Lane (pictured). Lane posted a 3.22 goals against average along with an .897 save percentage in 74 career games with the Storm while registering 31 victories in that span. (Sean Mascaluk/Pro Sports Photography)

Penticton Vees swap goalies with Grande Prairie Storm

Vees send goaltender Carl Stankowski to Grande Prarie in exchange for goaltender Kaeden Lane

The Penticton Vees traded goaltender Carl Stankowski June 23, 2020 to the Grande Prarie Storm in exchange for goaltender Kaeden Lane (pictured). Lane posted a 3.22 goals against average along with an .897 save percentage in 74 career games with the Storm while registering 31 victories in that span. (Sean Mascaluk/Pro Sports Photography)
The Vernon Vipers have announced the signings of three new forwards for the upcoming BC Hockey League season. (Morning Star - file photo)

Vernon Vipers land three forwards

Signings continue for BC Hockey League squad

The Vernon Vipers have announced the signings of three new forwards for the upcoming BC Hockey League season. (Morning Star - file photo)
The Penticton Vees sent forward Darwin Lakoduk to the Prince George Spruce Kings in exchange for future considerations on June 10, 2020. (Jack Murray photo)

Penticton Vees send forward Darwin Lakoduk to Prince George

Move made to keep roster in compliance with league rules

The Penticton Vees sent forward Darwin Lakoduk to the Prince George Spruce Kings in exchange for future considerations on June 10, 2020. (Jack Murray photo)
The Penticton Vees executed an offseason trade on June 2, 2020, sending forward Jack Barnes (’00) and future considerations the Cowichan Valley Capitals (’01) in exchange for forward Luc Wilson. (Garrett James/BCHL)

Penticton Vees acquire forward Luc Wilson in trade with Cowichan Valley

Departing is 20-year-old Penticton native Jack Barnes

The Penticton Vees executed an offseason trade on June 2, 2020, sending forward Jack Barnes (’00) and future considerations the Cowichan Valley Capitals (’01) in exchange for forward Luc Wilson. (Garrett James/BCHL)
The B.C. Hockey League is reviewing different plans and scenarios as it prepares for a 2020-21 season. (Black Press - file photo)

B.C. Hockey League prepping for 2020-21

League reviewing different scenarios and start times in compliance with provincial regulations

The B.C. Hockey League is reviewing different plans and scenarios as it prepares for a 2020-21 season. (Black Press - file photo)
Vernon Vipers forward Dawson Holt, 20, and teammate Jackson Caller, defenceman, are among five current B.C. Hockey League players named winners of $2,000 Shaw Communications scholarships. (Canadian Press photo)

Vernon Vipers pair capture Shaw scholarships

Dawson Holt, Jackson Caller among five B.C. Hockey League players earning award

Vernon Vipers forward Dawson Holt, 20, and teammate Jackson Caller, defenceman, are among five current B.C. Hockey League players named winners of $2,000 Shaw Communications scholarships. (Canadian Press photo)
Vernon Vipers forward Jojo Tanaka-Campbell (left) has been named the Canadian Junior Hockey League’s Scholastic Player of the Year. (Lisa Mazurek - Vernon Vipers Photos)

Vernon Vipers forward named top scholastic player in country

Jojo Tanaka-Campbell wins Canadian Junior Hockey League national honour

Vernon Vipers forward Jojo Tanaka-Campbell (left) has been named the Canadian Junior Hockey League’s Scholastic Player of the Year. (Lisa Mazurek - Vernon Vipers Photos)
Tristan Amonte will suit up for a second season with the Penticton Vees in 2020-21 before starting his collegiate career with Boston University in the fall of 2021. (Jack Murray photo)

Penticton Vees forward Tristan Amonte commits to Boston University for 2021-22

Amonte will play one more season with the Vees before heading to Boston University

Tristan Amonte will suit up for a second season with the Penticton Vees in 2020-21 before starting his collegiate career with Boston University in the fall of 2021. (Jack Murray photo)
The Penticton Vees celebrate after a goal on home ice at the South Okanagan Events Centre. (Phil McLachlan - Western News file)

Poll: Who is your all-time favourite Penticton Vees player?

A handful of legendary hockey players have kick-started their careers in Penticton

The Penticton Vees celebrate after a goal on home ice at the South Okanagan Events Centre. (Phil McLachlan - Western News file)
Defenseman Frank Djurasevic has committed to the Penticton Vees for the 2020-21 season. Djurasevic finsihed the 2019-20 campaign with Trinity-Pawling School in the United States High School Preparatory league. (Trinity-Pawling School photo)

Penticton Vees add blueliner Djurasevic to 2020-21 roster

18-year-old defenseman posted 20 points in 21 games in the USHS-Prep League

Defenseman Frank Djurasevic has committed to the Penticton Vees for the 2020-21 season. Djurasevic finsihed the 2019-20 campaign with Trinity-Pawling School in the United States High School Preparatory league. (Trinity-Pawling School photo)
Penticton Vees head coach Fred Harbinson shouts out instructions March 12, 2020 at the South Okanagan Events Centre during what would be his team’s final practice of the year. Shortly thereafter the remainder of the BCHL season was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. (Mark Brett - Western News)

Inside the Penticton Vees’ last normal day: head coach on pandemic, next season, fate of BCHL

Fred Harbinson reflects on a cancelled season, hopes team is back ‘in full force’ in the fall

Penticton Vees head coach Fred Harbinson shouts out instructions March 12, 2020 at the South Okanagan Events Centre during what would be his team’s final practice of the year. Shortly thereafter the remainder of the BCHL season was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. (Mark Brett - Western News)
The Cowichan Valley Capitals and Chilliwack Chiefs battle in a game during the 2019-20 B.C. Hockey League season. (File photo)

BCHL asks province for help with pandemic losses

League has ‘every intention’ of playing next season, but financial issues have been identified

The Cowichan Valley Capitals and Chilliwack Chiefs battle in a game during the 2019-20 B.C. Hockey League season. (File photo)
The Salmon Arm Silverbacks won the B.C. Hockey League’s simulated NHL 20 video game version of the Fred Page Cup final, beating the Cowichan Valley Capitals in six games. (BCHL photo)

Salmon Arm Silverbacks capture BCHL video game glory

Silverbacks defeat Cowichan Valley in six, winning title at Shaw Centre, in simulated final

The Salmon Arm Silverbacks won the B.C. Hockey League’s simulated NHL 20 video game version of the Fred Page Cup final, beating the Cowichan Valley Capitals in six games. (BCHL photo)