Penticton Vees

Massimo Rizzo (Penticton Vees, BCHL), middle, tries to out-maneuver two Team Canada East players during Monday night’s preliminary game at the 2018 World Junior A Challenge. Team Canada West won the all-Canadian matchup 6-1.                                Photo courtesy of Matthew Murnaghan/Hockey Canada Images

Penticton Vees player earns assist in Canada West win

Rizzo notches another point at World Junior A Challenge

Massimo Rizzo (Penticton Vees, BCHL), middle, tries to out-maneuver two Team Canada East players during Monday night’s preliminary game at the 2018 World Junior A Challenge. Team Canada West won the all-Canadian matchup 6-1.                                Photo courtesy of Matthew Murnaghan/Hockey Canada Images
Massimo Rizzo (No 18) shoots the puck between US goalie Isaiah Saville’s legs for the first shootout goal in Team Canada West’s first game of the World Junior A Challenge. Matthew Murnaghan/Hockey Canada Images

Penticton Vees Rizzo helps Team Canada to win over U.S.

Massimo Rizzo scores at World Junior A Challenge

Massimo Rizzo (No 18) shoots the puck between US goalie Isaiah Saville’s legs for the first shootout goal in Team Canada West’s first game of the World Junior A Challenge. Matthew Murnaghan/Hockey Canada Images
Players take a break as volunteers clear the ice of Teddy Bears. Fans had to wait to toss their toys and items on the ice, with the Vees’ first goal coming near the end of the first as the local squad had a rough time dealing with the Wenatchee Wild. Brennan Phillips/Western News

Lucky bounce gives Wild win over the Vees

Penticton Vees lose 5-2, 4-3 against Wenatchee Wild

Players take a break as volunteers clear the ice of Teddy Bears. Fans had to wait to toss their toys and items on the ice, with the Vees’ first goal coming near the end of the first as the local squad had a rough time dealing with the Wenatchee Wild. Brennan Phillips/Western News
Massimo Rizzo in action last season for the Vees. Along with David Silye and Mason Snell, Rizzo has been named to the 2018 Team Canada West roster. Western News file photo

Three Vees named to Team Canada West

Team Canada West roster named for WJAC

Massimo Rizzo in action last season for the Vees. Along with David Silye and Mason Snell, Rizzo has been named to the 2018 Team Canada West roster. Western News file photo
Penticton Vees forward going a cut above

Penticton Vees forward going a cut above

BCHL player honours friends lost in Humboldt bus crash, raising funds for children’s cancer research

Penticton Vees forward going a cut above
Penticton Vees David Silye in action at the Toyota Town Center on Wednesday as the Vees lost to the Wenatchee Wild 4-2. Photo courtesy of Russ Alman / Digital Media Northwest

Wenatchee Wild bring Penticton Vees winning streak to an end

Both teams were riding hot streaks into their first meeting of the year

Penticton Vees David Silye in action at the Toyota Town Center on Wednesday as the Vees lost to the Wenatchee Wild 4-2. Photo courtesy of Russ Alman / Digital Media Northwest
Team Canada Red player Seth Jarvis trying to keep control of the puck as a U.S. player gives him a poke check. Penticton Vees forward Cole Shepard (in behind) assisted on the game-winning goal against the U.S. at the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge in November.                                Hockey Canada photo

Penticton Vees players invited to World Junior A Challenge camp

Selection camp for Team Canada West takes place in early December

Team Canada Red player Seth Jarvis trying to keep control of the puck as a U.S. player gives him a poke check. Penticton Vees forward Cole Shepard (in behind) assisted on the game-winning goal against the U.S. at the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge in November.                                Hockey Canada photo
Penticton Vees win fifth straight game

Penticton Vees win fifth straight game

The Penticton Vees defeat Surrey Eagles on the road

Penticton Vees win fifth straight game
The Penticton Vees Ryan Sandelin.                                Western News file photo

Penticton Vees ready to hit the road for important games

The Penticton Vees have a four-game road swing in BCHL action

The Penticton Vees Ryan Sandelin.                                Western News file photo
The Penticton Vees have acquired defenceman Carson Kosobud, from the USHL’s Central Illinois Flying Aces.                                Photo courtesy of Flying Aces Twitter account

Penticton Vees acquire defenceman from USHL

Vees also trade forward Matthew Byrne to the Powell River Kings

The Penticton Vees have acquired defenceman Carson Kosobud, from the USHL’s Central Illinois Flying Aces.                                Photo courtesy of Flying Aces Twitter account
Penticton Vees forward Ryan Sandelin rips a shot blocker side on Surrey Eagles netminder Cayden Bailey on Wednesday at the South Okanagan Events Centre. The Vees defeated the Eagles 6-1.                                Kristi Patton/Western News

Penticton Vees skate past Surrey Eagles on home ice

Massimo Rizzo opened the scoring early in the game and the Penticton Vees never looked back

Penticton Vees forward Ryan Sandelin rips a shot blocker side on Surrey Eagles netminder Cayden Bailey on Wednesday at the South Okanagan Events Centre. The Vees defeated the Eagles 6-1.                                Kristi Patton/Western News
Penticton Vees Captain Massimo Rizzo breaks in on West Kelowna Warriors net in the first period of the B.C.Hockey League game Wednesday at the South Okanagan Events Centre. The Vees lead 3-1 early in the middle frame.                                Mark Brett/Western News

Sandelin scores twice as Penticton Vees defeat West Kelowna Warriors

Penticton Vees bounced back to defeat the West Kelowna Warriors in second of home-and-home series

Penticton Vees Captain Massimo Rizzo breaks in on West Kelowna Warriors net in the first period of the B.C.Hockey League game Wednesday at the South Okanagan Events Centre. The Vees lead 3-1 early in the middle frame.                                Mark Brett/Western News
Vees and Warriors on Wicked Wednesday

Vees and Warriors on Wicked Wednesday

The Penticton Vees and West Kelowna Warriors place twice this week

Vees and Warriors on Wicked Wednesday
Max Bulawka (10) skates the puck into the Penticton zone during BCHL action at Royal LePage Place in West Kelowna, B.C. on Oct. 19. The West Kelowna Warriors beat the Penticton Vees 3-2. (Marissa Tiel/ Kelowna Capital News)

Warriors come out on top over Vees in first of home-and-home series

West Kelowna Warriors defeated the Penticton Vees, rematch tonight

Max Bulawka (10) skates the puck into the Penticton zone during BCHL action at Royal LePage Place in West Kelowna, B.C. on Oct. 19. The West Kelowna Warriors beat the Penticton Vees 3-2. (Marissa Tiel/ Kelowna Capital News)
Goaltender Hunter Miska, a Penticton Vees alum, was called into action with the NHL Arizona Coyotes on Tuesday night against the Detroit Red Wings.                                Photo courtesy of RoadrunnersAHL/Twitter

Penticton Vees alum gets called up to the NHL

Hunter Miska saw NHL game action against the Detroit Red Wings

Goaltender Hunter Miska, a Penticton Vees alum, was called into action with the NHL Arizona Coyotes on Tuesday night against the Detroit Red Wings.                                Photo courtesy of RoadrunnersAHL/Twitter
Massimo Rizzo is listed as a B-grade player by the NHL Central Scouting report                                Western News file photo
Massimo Rizzo is listed as a B-grade player by the NHL Central Scouting report                                Western News file photo
Team Canada Red and a Swedish player clash in front of the net during the bronze medal final at the 2018 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge. Photo courtesy of Hockey Canada

No bronze medal for Penticton Vees player

Team Canada Red loses the bronze medal at the 2018 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge

Team Canada Red and a Swedish player clash in front of the net during the bronze medal final at the 2018 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge. Photo courtesy of Hockey Canada
Penticton Vees forward Cassidy Bowes is growing his hair out as a fundraiser for the Children’s Cancer Research Fund.                                Mark Brett/Western News

Penticton Vees Bowes flow a no-go for BCHL poll

Penticton Vees forward Cassidy Bowes left off best hockey hair poll

Penticton Vees forward Cassidy Bowes is growing his hair out as a fundraiser for the Children’s Cancer Research Fund.                                Mark Brett/Western News
Sandelin scores two in Penticton Vees win over Salmon Arm Silverbacks

Sandelin scores two in Penticton Vees win over Salmon Arm Silverbacks

Penticton Vees defeat the Salmon Arm Silverbacks 4-2 at the South Okanagan Events Centre

Sandelin scores two in Penticton Vees win over Salmon Arm Silverbacks
Cole Shepard, #9 for the Vees, carries the puck into Alberni territory, ltrying to line up a pass. Brennan Phillips/Western News

Penticton Vees forward earns assist in pre-World Under-17 Hockey Challenge game

Penticton player suited up for Team Canada Red in an exhibition game against the U.S.

Cole Shepard, #9 for the Vees, carries the puck into Alberni territory, ltrying to line up a pass. Brennan Phillips/Western News