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North Okanagan Knights forward Ty McNaughton (9) and defenceman John Kalmakoff (55) try to get at a loose puck in front of Summerland goalie Ben Lewis and centre Jack Lynes (10) during a game in December, 2021. (Jenna Fochler Photo)

Summerland Steam player joins Manitoba hockey team

Jack Lynes has played one season with the Summerland Junior B team

 

Dee McWatters is the director of trans community involvement with the Kelowna Pride Society (Jacqueline Gelineau/Capital News)

‘No one goes through transition just to win’: Okanagan hockey player speaks out for trans sport

Dee McWatters, believes everyone has a place in sport, regardless of gender

 

Kole Comin leaving court on the second day of a month-long trial. (Jacqueline Gelineau/Capital News)

Trial starts in Kelowna for 4 men accused of sexual assault, unlawful confinement

The four men allegedly took turns sexually assaulting a young woman in Kelowna

Kole Comin leaving court on the second day of a month-long trial. (Jacqueline Gelineau/Capital News)
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Forty BCHL stars to skate in Top Prospects Game

The all-star showcase will be part of the junior A league’s 60th anniversary weekend in January

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Justin Sourdif, a Surrey-raised forward with the WHL Vancouver Giants, is among seven B.C.-based players invited to Canada’s national junior hockey team selection camp, ahead of the 2022 IIHF World Junior Championship. (Photo: Rob Wilton/Vancouver Giants)

Seven from B.C. will be shooting for Canada’s World Junior hockey team

35-player ‘selection camp’ roster named weeks ahead of Boxing Day start of annual tourney

Justin Sourdif, a Surrey-raised forward with the WHL Vancouver Giants, is among seven B.C.-based players invited to Canada’s national junior hockey team selection camp, ahead of the 2022 IIHF World Junior Championship. (Photo: Rob Wilton/Vancouver Giants)
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BCHL all-star festivities to include Top Prospects Game

All-star events will be held Jan. 14 in Penticton, with NHL and college scouts in attendance

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BCHL’s first-ever all-female officiating crew works game in South Surrey

Four-person team will be first all-women crew to work a Canadian Junior A hockey game

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31 BCHL alums on NHL rosters as pro season starts

The Nashville Predators and Colorado Avalanche lead the way with three BCHLers on their rosters

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Tickets to Penticton Vees games will continue to be free heading into the 2021/22 season thanks to a sponsorship with Peter Bros Construction. (Western News file photo)

Penticton Vees tickets remain free for kids and youth thanks to Peter Bros sponsorship

Peters Brothers Construction has sponsored the youth ticket program for the past seven seasons

Tickets to Penticton Vees games will continue to be free heading into the 2021/22 season thanks to a sponsorship with Peter Bros Construction. (Western News file photo)
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Former NHL d-man joins Penticton Vees as assistant coach

The Vees announced their coaching structure for the upcoming season

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Junior A team Coquitlam Express is offering all Tri-City residents who get vaccinated against COVID-19 a free ticket to one of their games. (Facebook/Coquitlam Express)

B.C. hockey team offering free tickets to hometown fans who get the COVID-19 vaccine

‘We know the only way to get fans back is people getting vaccinated,’ says Express’ general manager Tali Campbell

Junior A team Coquitlam Express is offering all Tri-City residents who get vaccinated against COVID-19 a free ticket to one of their games. (Facebook/Coquitlam Express)
Findings indicate a culture of racism, misogyny and bullying has gripped the game with 64 per cent of people involved saying players bully others outside of the rink. (Pixabay)

Misogyny, racism and bullying prevalent across Canadian youth hockey, survey finds

56% of youth hockey players and coaches say disrespect to women is a problem in Canada’s sport

Findings indicate a culture of racism, misogyny and bullying has gripped the game with 64 per cent of people involved saying players bully others outside of the rink. (Pixabay)
The Penticton Vees lost their second game of the 2021 pod season to the Cranbrook Bucks in a shootout Wednesday, April 21 at the South Okanagan Events Centre. (Cherie Morgan/Cherie Morgan Photography)

Penticton Vees fall in shootout to Cranbrook Bucks

The Vees are now 9-1-1-0 on the season

The Penticton Vees lost their second game of the 2021 pod season to the Cranbrook Bucks in a shootout Wednesday, April 21 at the South Okanagan Events Centre. (Cherie Morgan/Cherie Morgan Photography)
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BCHL stays tight-lipped about reasons for leaving Canadian Junior Hockey League

The BCHL retains affiliation with Hockey Canada and BC Hockey, but isn’t saying what comes next

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The Penticton Vees will continue to have their games broadcast over the airwaves this year on EZRock Penticton. (Phil McLachlan - File)

EZRock and BCHLTV to carry Penticton Vees’ 2021 games

The 20 games in the pod season will also be streamed on the iHeart Radio Network

The Penticton Vees will continue to have their games broadcast over the airwaves this year on EZRock Penticton. (Phil McLachlan - File)
Forward Ethan Mann from Wisconsin has committed to the Penticton Vees for the 2021-22 season.(Contributed)

Penticton Vees land Wisconsin-born forward Ethan Mann

Mann scored 32 points in 21 high school hockey games this year in Wisconsin

Forward Ethan Mann from Wisconsin has committed to the Penticton Vees for the 2021-22 season.(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)
Canada’s Bowen Byram (4) is knocked into Russia goalie Yaroslav Askarov (1) by defenseman Semyon Chistyakov (6) during first second period IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship action in Edmonton on Monday, Jan. 4, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Canada to play for world junior hockey gold after pounding Russia 5-0

Canadian goalie Levi records third shutout of tourney in victory

Canada’s Bowen Byram (4) is knocked into Russia goalie Yaroslav Askarov (1) by defenseman Semyon Chistyakov (6) during first second period IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship action in Edmonton on Monday, Jan. 4, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
An example of a credential with the COVID-19 contact tracing technology TraceSafe is shown in this undated handout photo. What looks like a thin pack of gum is attached Braden Schneider's event credential at the world junior hockey championship in Edmonton. It's a beacon providing contact-tracing capability should the Canadian defenceman test positive for the COVID-19 virus. It also warns him if he stands to close to someone else for too long. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - TraceSafe MANDATORY CREDIT

Wearable tech a defence against COVID-19 in world junior tournament ‘bubble’

TraceSafe’s wearable technology is Hockey Canada’s extra layer of defence against the spread of the virus in the world junior tournament

An example of a credential with the COVID-19 contact tracing technology TraceSafe is shown in this undated handout photo. What looks like a thin pack of gum is attached Braden Schneider's event credential at the world junior hockey championship in Edmonton. It's a beacon providing contact-tracing capability should the Canadian defenceman test positive for the COVID-19 virus. It also warns him if he stands to close to someone else for too long. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - TraceSafe MANDATORY CREDIT