BCHL

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)
Danny Weight (pictured) potted 25 goals while skating with the Penticton Vees in the 2019-20 season. Weight and incoming player, Ryan McGuire, have been included in Central Scouting’s final rankings of 2020 NHL Entry Draft eligible prospects. (Jack Murray photo)

Pair of Penticton Vees forwards eye NHL Entry Draft

Danny Weight and Ryan McGuire included in Central Scouting’s final draft rankings

Danny Weight (pictured) potted 25 goals while skating with the Penticton Vees in the 2019-20 season. Weight and incoming player, Ryan McGuire, have been included in Central Scouting’s final rankings of 2020 NHL Entry Draft eligible prospects. (Jack Murray photo)
David Silye celebrates with his teammates after scoring against the Coquitlam Express in February. (Phil McLachlan - Western News)

Penticton Vees captain David Silye reflects on a season cut short, time in Penticton

‘It didn’t feel real at all’ said Silye of the moment he learned the BCHL playoffs had been cancelled

David Silye celebrates with his teammates after scoring against the Coquitlam Express in February. (Phil McLachlan - Western News)
Stefano Bottini of Switzerland will be joining the Penticton Vees in the 2020-21 season. Bottini has suited up for 33 games international games with Switzerland. (Dave Reginek/Getty Images)

Penticton Vees add Swiss forward Stefano Bottini

Bottini has represented Switzerland on the national level many times

Stefano Bottini of Switzerland will be joining the Penticton Vees in the 2020-21 season. Bottini has suited up for 33 games international games with Switzerland. (Dave Reginek/Getty Images)
Surrey Eagles players celebrate a goal during video-game simulation of the BCHL team’s second-round playoff series with Coquitlam Express. (Youtube photo)

BCHL hockey playoffs continue – in video game action involving players

‘We were looking for a way to keep our fans engaged during this unfortunate downtime,’ commish says

Surrey Eagles players celebrate a goal during video-game simulation of the BCHL team’s second-round playoff series with Coquitlam Express. (Youtube photo)
Josh Niedermayer in one of the three games he played for the Penticton Vees last season as an affiliate player. Next season he’ll join his brother, Jackson, as a full-time player for the club. (Cherie Morgan photo)

Josh Niedermayer commits to Vees alongside brother Jackson

Josh Niedermayer has committed to the Penticton Vees for the 2020-21 season

Josh Niedermayer in one of the three games he played for the Penticton Vees last season as an affiliate player. Next season he’ll join his brother, Jackson, as a full-time player for the club. (Cherie Morgan photo)
Devlin O’Brien finished 4th in team scoring at St. Andrew’s College during the 2019-20 campaign, registering 42 goals and 27 assists for 69 points in 56 games. He will join the Penticton Vees for the 2020-21 season. (Dan Hickling - Hickling Images)

Penticton Vees sign forward Devlin O’Brien

O’Brien tallied 135 points in 111 games at St. Andrew’s in the Canadian Athletic High School League

Devlin O’Brien finished 4th in team scoring at St. Andrew’s College during the 2019-20 campaign, registering 42 goals and 27 assists for 69 points in 56 games. He will join the Penticton Vees for the 2020-21 season. (Dan Hickling - Hickling Images)
Ryan McGuire played in a total of 90 USHS games through three seasons with Belmont Hill High School, compiling 36 goals and 41 assists for 77 points. (Dave Arnold - New England Hockey Journal)

Penticton Vees add scoring touch for next season

The Vees have signed 17-year-old forward Ryan McGuire, son of broadcaster Pierre

Ryan McGuire played in a total of 90 USHS games through three seasons with Belmont Hill High School, compiling 36 goals and 41 assists for 77 points. (Dave Arnold - New England Hockey Journal)
Colton Poolman racked up 40 points in the 2015-16 season with the Penticton Vees. (Contributed)

Former Vees D-man Poolman inks NHL contract

Blueliner Colton Poolman signs with the Calgary Flames

Colton Poolman racked up 40 points in the 2015-16 season with the Penticton Vees. (Contributed)
David Silye breaks in on teammates Steve Holtz (right) and Evan McIntyre during a practice March 12 at the South Okanagan Events Centre. (Mark Brett - Western News)

BCHL suspends 2020 playoffs until further notice

Games and hockey-related activity have been cancelled until further notice, due to COVID-19

David Silye breaks in on teammates Steve Holtz (right) and Evan McIntyre during a practice March 12 at the South Okanagan Events Centre. (Mark Brett - Western News)
Hockey stick and puck. (Black Press Media files)

BC Hockey cancels all provincial championships due to COVID-19 outbreak

In B.C., provincial hockey championships were slated to begin this Sunday, March 15

Hockey stick and puck. (Black Press Media files)
Penticton Vees fans may soon find themselves without any games to watch due to COVID-19. (Mark Brettt - Western News)

COVID-19 puts fate of BCHL season in question

Hockey Canada and the CJHL currently in talks to come up with plan for remainder of season

Penticton Vees fans may soon find themselves without any games to watch due to COVID-19. (Mark Brettt - Western News)
The Vees will face the Vernon Vipers in the second round of the BCHL playoffs. (Cherie Morgan photo)

Penticton Vees to face rival Vernon Vipers in second round of BCHL playoffs

The Vees will take on their long-time rival Vernon in a best-of-seven series beginning March 13

The Vees will face the Vernon Vipers in the second round of the BCHL playoffs. (Cherie Morgan photo)
Vees forward Jay O’Brien has been named to the BCHL’s first team all-star line-up. O’Brien joined the Vees after struggling to find his game in the NCAA with Providence College last season. (Cherie Morgan photo)

Penticton Vees forward O’Brien named first team BCHL all-star

O’Brien finished the season tied for fourth in leauge scoring with 66 points in 46 games.

Vees forward Jay O’Brien has been named to the BCHL’s first team all-star line-up. O’Brien joined the Vees after struggling to find his game in the NCAA with Providence College last season. (Cherie Morgan photo)
Vees mascot, Harvee and Dr. John Kennedy of the Penticton Regional Hospital. The team has teamed up with the South Okanagan Similkameen Medical Foundation to help Penticton Regional Hospital (PRH) earn funding for a new CT scanner. (Penticton Vees photo)

Raffle tickets sold at first two Vees playoff games raising money for CT scan machine

The playoffs commence on Feb. 27 followed by game two on Feb. 28

Vees mascot, Harvee and Dr. John Kennedy of the Penticton Regional Hospital. The team has teamed up with the South Okanagan Similkameen Medical Foundation to help Penticton Regional Hospital (PRH) earn funding for a new CT scanner. (Penticton Vees photo)
The Vees battle West Kelowna earlier in the season, the club has drawn West Kelowna as their first round match-up of the 2020 BCHL playoffs. (Cherie Morgan photo)

Penticton Vees to open first round of playoffs against West Kelowna

Penticton will come into the series as heavy favourites against the Warriors.

The Vees battle West Kelowna earlier in the season, the club has drawn West Kelowna as their first round match-up of the 2020 BCHL playoffs. (Cherie Morgan photo)
The Vees battled back to tie the game at 2-2 with eight seconds left in the third period, forcing the game to overtime where Steve Holtz scored the winning goal. (Jesse Day - Western News)

Penticton Vees clinch overtime win against Bulldogs

The Vees came from behind in a thrilling 3-2 win over Aberni Valley at home.

The Vees battled back to tie the game at 2-2 with eight seconds left in the third period, forcing the game to overtime where Steve Holtz scored the winning goal. (Jesse Day - Western News)
The Penticton Vees celebrate their 7-1 win over the Vernon Vipers at the SOEC. (Jesse Day - Western News)

Vees cruise to seventh straight win

Vees score four in first, defeat Vernon 7-1

The Penticton Vees celebrate their 7-1 win over the Vernon Vipers at the SOEC. (Jesse Day - Western News)
The Penticton Vees lost 2-0 to the Vernon Vipers on Dec. 13 at Kal Tire Place. (File Photo)

Unlucky Friday the 13th as Penticton Vees fall to Vernon Vipers

The home-and-home series wraps up tonight at the South Okanagan Events Centre

The Penticton Vees lost 2-0 to the Vernon Vipers on Dec. 13 at Kal Tire Place. (File Photo)
The Penticton Vees were the champs during Friday night’s game against the West Kelowna Warriors. Fans’ teddy bear donations flew onto the ice in just under one minute into the first period. (Phil McLachlan - Western News)

PHOTOS: Vees best Warriors during Teddy Bear Toss game

The teddy bears were flying in just under one minute into the first period

The Penticton Vees were the champs during Friday night’s game against the West Kelowna Warriors. Fans’ teddy bear donations flew onto the ice in just under one minute into the first period. (Phil McLachlan - Western News)