Penticton Vees

The committee organizing the City of Penticton’s bid to host the 2021 National Junior A Hockey Championships is confident the city has a good chance of being picked. The event coincides with the Penticton Vees 60th anniversary and would benefit the city economically. (Photo from Facebook)

Penticton group confident in bid to host 2021 Junior A Hockey Championships

The 10-day event would bring thousands to the city, garner national TV coverage

The committee organizing the City of Penticton’s bid to host the 2021 National Junior A Hockey Championships is confident the city has a good chance of being picked. The event coincides with the Penticton Vees 60th anniversary and would benefit the city economically. (Photo from Facebook)
Nashville Predators centre Ryan Johansen (92) and Vancouver Canucks defenceman Troy Stecher (51) chase after the puck in the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Penticton Vees alumni will play for Canada at World Hockey Championship

Dante Fabbro and Troy Stecher will play at the World Hockey Championship in Slovakia

Nashville Predators centre Ryan Johansen (92) and Vancouver Canucks defenceman Troy Stecher (51) chase after the puck in the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
Two Penticton Vees earn NHL draft rankings

Two Penticton Vees earn NHL draft rankings

Mason Snell and captain Massimo Rizzo of the Penticton Vees win spots in 2019 NHL draft rankings.

Two Penticton Vees earn NHL draft rankings
Dante Fabbro, Penticton Vees and BCHL alumni, scored his first NHL goal with the Nashville Predators on April 6. The Predators went on to win the game and clinch their division championship. (Photo courtesy of Nashville Predators/Twitter)

Penticton Vees alum nets first NHL goal with Nashville Predators

Dante Fabbro saw NHL action with the Nashville Predators

Dante Fabbro, Penticton Vees and BCHL alumni, scored his first NHL goal with the Nashville Predators on April 6. The Predators went on to win the game and clinch their division championship. (Photo courtesy of Nashville Predators/Twitter)
Penticton Vees goalie Mathew Robson. (Western News file photo)

Penticton Vees alum ink NHL deals

Former Vees sign deals with NHL clubs the Nashville Predators and Minnesota Wild

Penticton Vees goalie Mathew Robson. (Western News file photo)
Penticton Vees goalie Jack LaFontaine about to snatch the puck during their Feb. 16 game against the Langley Rivermen. LaFontaine had one of his best seasons of junior hockey yet with the Penticton Vees. Brennan Phillips - Penticton Western News

Players look back at the Penticton Vees 2018-19 season, playoffs

Massimo Rizzo, Cassidy Bowes and Jack LaFontaine recap the ups and downs of the season and playoffs

Penticton Vees goalie Jack LaFontaine about to snatch the puck during their Feb. 16 game against the Langley Rivermen. LaFontaine had one of his best seasons of junior hockey yet with the Penticton Vees. Brennan Phillips - Penticton Western News
Caps top Penticton Vees to take first-round BCHL playoff series
Caps top Penticton Vees to take first-round BCHL playoff series
Penticton Vees captain Massimo Rizzo chases down a Cowichan Valley Capitals defenceman Dimitri Mikrogiannakis on Saturday night at the SOEC. The Vees won Game 5 of the BCHL playoff series 4-1. (Brennan Phillips/Western News Staff)

Video: Tensions boil over as Penticton Vees defeat Cowichan Valley Capitals

Penticton Vees win Game 5 against the Cowichan Valley Capitals in the BCHL playoff series

Penticton Vees captain Massimo Rizzo chases down a Cowichan Valley Capitals defenceman Dimitri Mikrogiannakis on Saturday night at the SOEC. The Vees won Game 5 of the BCHL playoff series 4-1. (Brennan Phillips/Western News Staff)
Penticton Vees looking regain goalscoring touch

Penticton Vees looking regain goalscoring touch

Penticton Vees play the Cowichan Valley Capitals in a must win Game 5

Penticton Vees looking regain goalscoring touch
Penticton Vees netminder Jack LaFontaine and defenceman Mason Snell. (Western News file photo)

Penticton Vees shutout by Cowichan Valley Capitals

Game 4 of the Penticton Vees BCHL playoff round against Cowichan Valley Capitals

Penticton Vees netminder Jack LaFontaine and defenceman Mason Snell. (Western News file photo)
Penticton Vees James Miller. (File photo/Western News)

Cowichan Valley Capitals beat Penticton Vees in overtime

Capitals lead BCHL playoff series 2-1 after winning game three

Penticton Vees James Miller. (File photo/Western News)
Penticton Vees goalie Jack LaFontaine about to snatch the puck during their Feb. 16 game against the Langley Rivermen. LaFontaine kept 25 of 26 shots out to bring the Vees to their first win against the Rivermen in two seasons. (Brennan Phillips/Penticton Western News)

Penticton Vees look to playoffs after Feb. 16 win against Langley

The team needs to win two of their last three games to claim the division title

  • Feb 17, 2019
Penticton Vees goalie Jack LaFontaine about to snatch the puck during their Feb. 16 game against the Langley Rivermen. LaFontaine kept 25 of 26 shots out to bring the Vees to their first win against the Rivermen in two seasons. (Brennan Phillips/Penticton Western News)
Moments before Penticton’s Jack LaFontaine was taken down by Rylan Van Unen and Jack Lagerstorm in the second period. LaFontaine would remain down for a few minutes but stayed in the game to take the following penalty shot before being replaced by Derek Krall. Brennan Phillips/Western News

Penticton Vees shut down by Merritt Centennials on Feb. 15

The Vees now host the Langley Riverment tonight at the SOEC

Moments before Penticton’s Jack LaFontaine was taken down by Rylan Van Unen and Jack Lagerstorm in the second period. LaFontaine would remain down for a few minutes but stayed in the game to take the following penalty shot before being replaced by Derek Krall. Brennan Phillips/Western News
The Penticton Vees lost to the Vernon Vipers in OT at the South Okanagan Events Centre on Feb. 8. The teams rematch on Feb. 9 at Kal Tire Place. Brennan Phillips/Western News

Vees come up short against Vipers in OT

The teams rematch tonight at Kal Tire Place at 6 p.m.

The Penticton Vees lost to the Vernon Vipers in OT at the South Okanagan Events Centre on Feb. 8. The teams rematch on Feb. 9 at Kal Tire Place. Brennan Phillips/Western News
The Penticton Vees squeaked out a win versus Wenatchee Wild thanks to a third period goal by Ryan Sandelin. The Vees now face Chilliwack Chiefs on Feb. 2. Brennan Phillips/Western News

Penticton Vees pull out a win against Wenatchee Wild at the SOEC

Vees are set to take on the Chilliwack Chiefs on Feb. 2

The Penticton Vees squeaked out a win versus Wenatchee Wild thanks to a third period goal by Ryan Sandelin. The Vees now face Chilliwack Chiefs on Feb. 2. Brennan Phillips/Western News
Penticton Vees coach on home stretch to BCHL milestone

Penticton Vees coach on home stretch to BCHL milestone

The Penticton Vees head coach is just five wins shy of 500 regular season victories.

Penticton Vees coach on home stretch to BCHL milestone
Penticton Vees Lukas Sillinger waits for the puck to drop. Mark Brett/Western News

Penticton Vees winning streak snapped by Nanaimo Clippers

Lukas Sillinger nets two goals in Penticton Vees loss

Penticton Vees Lukas Sillinger waits for the puck to drop. Mark Brett/Western News
Brennan Phillips/Western News

Penticton Vees add to winning streak, defeating Powell River Kings 4-3

Vees face off against the Alberni Valley Bulldogs on Vancouver Island tonight at 7 p.m.

Brennan Phillips/Western News
Netminder Jack LaFontaine and defenceman Mason Snell have worked together to get the Vees to the top of the Interior Division standings.                                Mark Brett/Western News

Okanagan goalie stingy in the twines as Vees head out on weekend road trip

Penticton Vees have the hottest goalie in the league as they embark on weekend road trip

Netminder Jack LaFontaine and defenceman Mason Snell have worked together to get the Vees to the top of the Interior Division standings.                                Mark Brett/Western News
Vees meeting Centennials in division showdown

Vees meeting Centennials in division showdown

Penticton Vees sitting on top of Interior Division

Vees meeting Centennials in division showdown