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Penticton Vees captain Frank Djurasevic presented with the Ryan Hatfield Memorial Trophy. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)

Penticton Vees crowned champions of BCHL’s Interior, book spot in Fred Page Cup Finals

The Vees used a 7-4, series-clinching win against the Salmon Arm Silverbacks on Friday night

 

The Nadeau brothers matched the weather and were red hot on Saturday night each contributing a pair of goals to win the second game against Salmon Arm Silverbacks

Red hot Nadeau brothers pot 4 goals in Penticton Vees win against Salmon Arm

Playoff action moves over to Salmon Arm Silverbacks arena

  • Apr 30, 2023

 

The Penticton Vees celebrate as they defeat the Salmon Arm Silverbacks 5-1 in Game No. 1 of the Interior Conference Finals. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)

Penticton Vees use 5 different goal scorers to take 1-0 series lead over Salmon Arm

Game No. 2 of the Interior Conference Finals goes Saturday night at the SOEC

 

Salmon Arm Mayor Alan Harrison and Penticton Mayor Julius Bloomfield ham it up at the 2023 SILGA (Southern Interior Local Government Association) convention in Vernon on April 27 over their friendly rivalry regarding the Junior A Hockey playoffs where the underdog Salmon Arm Silverbacks face the Penticton Vees. (Photo contributed)

Penticton and Salmon Arm councils ham it up for Interior Conference rivalry

The Silverbacks face the formidable Vees in the Junior A series

Salmon Arm Mayor Alan Harrison and Penticton Mayor Julius Bloomfield ham it up at the 2023 SILGA (Southern Interior Local Government Association) convention in Vernon on April 27 over their friendly rivalry regarding the Junior A Hockey playoffs where the underdog Salmon Arm Silverbacks face the Penticton Vees. (Photo contributed)
The Penticton Vees won all five meetings with the Salmon Arm Silverbacks in 2022-2023. (Jack Murray photo)

Rivalry reignites as Penticton Vees, Salmon Arm set for 3rd-round battle

Vees coach promises ‘an outstanding divisional final’ starting Friday at SOEC

The Penticton Vees won all five meetings with the Salmon Arm Silverbacks in 2022-2023. (Jack Murray photo)
The Penticton Vees and Salmon Arm Silverbacks will meet in the BCHL’s Interior Conference Finals, starting April 28 at the South Okanagan Events Centre. (Jack Murray photo)

Penticton Vees, Salmon Arm Silverbacks to meet for BCHL’s Interior Conference title

Game No. 1 of the third-round playoff series goes Friday, April 28, at the SOEC

The Penticton Vees and Salmon Arm Silverbacks will meet in the BCHL’s Interior Conference Finals, starting April 28 at the South Okanagan Events Centre. (Jack Murray photo)
Penticton Vees forward Bradly Nadeau on a partial breakaway on Wednesday night, March 22, against the Salmon Arm Silverbacks. (Photo- Salmon Arm Silverbacks/Facebook)

Penticton Vees use come-from-behind win in Salmon Arm to extend win streak to 12

Salmon Arm and Penticton both wrap up their regular-season schedules this weekend

Penticton Vees forward Bradly Nadeau on a partial breakaway on Wednesday night, March 22, against the Salmon Arm Silverbacks. (Photo- Salmon Arm Silverbacks/Facebook)
Josh Ciocco played in the B.C. Hockey League with four teams, including the Vernon Vipers and Salmon Arm Silverbacks, in the early 2000s. His death at age 38 was announced by Merrimack College in North Andover, Mass. Tuesday, Oct. 4. Ciocco had been an assistant coach with the Warriors for the past five seasons. (@VernonVipers photo)

Vernon Vipers, Salmon Arm Silverbacks alum dies at 38

Josh Ciocco had been an assistant coach the past five years with Merrimack College in Massachusetts

Josh Ciocco played in the B.C. Hockey League with four teams, including the Vernon Vipers and Salmon Arm Silverbacks, in the early 2000s. His death at age 38 was announced by Merrimack College in North Andover, Mass. Tuesday, Oct. 4. Ciocco had been an assistant coach with the Warriors for the past five seasons. (@VernonVipers photo)
The Penticton Vees used a multi-point performance from Josh Nadeau on Friday night, Sept. 30, in a 6-1 victory against the Salmon Arm Silverbacks. (Photo- Chris Fowler/Salmon Arm Silverbacks)

Josh Nadeau leads Penticton Vees to perfect September in 6-1 triumph over Salmon Arm

Penticton has won 19 straight games, dating back to last year’s playoff run

The Penticton Vees used a multi-point performance from Josh Nadeau on Friday night, Sept. 30, in a 6-1 victory against the Salmon Arm Silverbacks. (Photo- Chris Fowler/Salmon Arm Silverbacks)
Salmon Arm Silverbacks goalie Matthew Tovell (right) makes a glove save with Vernon Vipers veteran forward Luke Pakulak causing a disturbance in front during Salmon Arm’s 4-2 BCHL pre-season win Tuesday, Sept. 6, at Kal Tire Place. (Lisa Mazurek - Vernon Vipers Photography)

BCHL action underway in Vernon, Penticton, West Kelowna

4-2 pre-season win for Salmon Arm Tuesday; Vernon travels to Penticton Friday and West Kelowna Saturday

Salmon Arm Silverbacks goalie Matthew Tovell (right) makes a glove save with Vernon Vipers veteran forward Luke Pakulak causing a disturbance in front during Salmon Arm’s 4-2 BCHL pre-season win Tuesday, Sept. 6, at Kal Tire Place. (Lisa Mazurek - Vernon Vipers Photography)
Kaeden Lane recorded his 10th career B.C. Hockey League shutout on Wednesday night (Feb. 23), moving into a tie for second on the league’s all-time shutout list. (Photo by Jack Murray)

Penticton Vees shut down Salmon Arm Silverbacks, hold on for 1-0 victory

The Vees previously defeated the Silverbacks on Feb. 16

Kaeden Lane recorded his 10th career B.C. Hockey League shutout on Wednesday night (Feb. 23), moving into a tie for second on the league’s all-time shutout list. (Photo by Jack Murray)
Aydar Suniev’s overtime winner propelled the Penticton Vees to a 3-2 road victory against the Salmon Arm Silverbacks on Wednesday night (Feb. 16). (Photo: Pure Life Photography)

Penticton Vees take top spot in the league, winning in OT against Salmon Arm

The Vees host a hat trick of home games starting Friday

Aydar Suniev’s overtime winner propelled the Penticton Vees to a 3-2 road victory against the Salmon Arm Silverbacks on Wednesday night (Feb. 16). (Photo: Pure Life Photography)
Salmon Arm Silverbacks forward Simon Tassy scored two goals in a 5-2 win over the Penticton Vees on Jan. 12, 2022. (Chris Fowler/Salmon Arm Silverbacks image)

Salmon Arm Silverbacks spoil Penticton Vees’ return, win 5-2 on the road

Silverbacks forward Simon Tassy scored two consecutive goals in the 2nd period

Salmon Arm Silverbacks forward Simon Tassy scored two goals in a 5-2 win over the Penticton Vees on Jan. 12, 2022. (Chris Fowler/Salmon Arm Silverbacks image)
Reagan Milburn of the Vernon Vipers (left) and Simon Tassy of the Salmon Arm Silverbacks both found the back of the net during Vernon’s 4-3 BCHL overtime win Saturday, Oct. 16, at Kal Tire Place. (Lisa Mazurek - Vernon Vipers Photography)

Vernon Vipers edge Salmon Arm in BCHL home opener

Teams split weekend home-and-home series

Reagan Milburn of the Vernon Vipers (left) and Simon Tassy of the Salmon Arm Silverbacks both found the back of the net during Vernon’s 4-3 BCHL overtime win Saturday, Oct. 16, at Kal Tire Place. (Lisa Mazurek - Vernon Vipers Photography)
Penticton Vees forwards Ethan Mann (left) and Finlay Williams celebrate a goal against Salmon Arm during the Vees’ 5-2 BCHL pre-season win over the Silverbacks Saturday, Oct. 2, in Penticton. (Cherie Morgan Photography)

Pre-season perfection for Penticton Vees

Vees wrap up BCHL exhibition slate with home-and-home sweep of Salmon Arm Silverbacks

Penticton Vees forwards Ethan Mann (left) and Finlay Williams celebrate a goal against Salmon Arm during the Vees’ 5-2 BCHL pre-season win over the Silverbacks Saturday, Oct. 2, in Penticton. (Cherie Morgan Photography)
Salmon Arm Silverbacks forward Mathieu Bourgault (13) tries unsuccessfully to deflect past West Kelowna goalie Johnny Derrick during the Warriors’ come-from-behind 7-6 BC Hockey Leaguje pod shootout victory Saturday, May 8, at Vernon’s Kal Tire Place. (Tami Quan Photography)

West Kelowna Warriors rally to edge Salmon Arm in shootout

Warriors overcome three significant deficits to post 7-6 BCHL pod win in Vernon; Silverbacks finish pod 9-7-2-2

Salmon Arm Silverbacks forward Mathieu Bourgault (13) tries unsuccessfully to deflect past West Kelowna goalie Johnny Derrick during the Warriors’ come-from-behind 7-6 BC Hockey Leaguje pod shootout victory Saturday, May 8, at Vernon’s Kal Tire Place. (Tami Quan Photography)
Salmon Arm Silverbacks forward Sullivan Mack gets a boost into West Kelowna goalie Johnny Derrick from Warriors forward Tyson Jugnauth during West Kelowna’s 5-4 B.C. Hockey League pod play win Wednesday, May 5, at Vernon’s Kal Tire Place. (Tami Quan Photography)

West Kelowna Warriors hold on to edge Silverbacks

Warriors up three with five minutes to go, give up two late goals but end up with 5-4 BCHL win over Salmon Arm

Salmon Arm Silverbacks forward Sullivan Mack gets a boost into West Kelowna goalie Johnny Derrick from Warriors forward Tyson Jugnauth during West Kelowna’s 5-4 B.C. Hockey League pod play win Wednesday, May 5, at Vernon’s Kal Tire Place. (Tami Quan Photography)
West Kelowna Warriors captain Elan Bar Lev Wise (right) tries to avoid the stick check of Salmon Arm Silverbacks forward Julian Recine during Salmon Arm’s 4-1 B.C. Hockey League pod play win Sunday, May 2, at Vernon’s Kal Tire Place. (Tami Quan Photography)

Salmon Arm Silverbacks win third straight, 4-1 over West Kelowna

Victory moves Salmon Arm to within one point of Vernon Vipers in BCHL pod play, each team has three games left

West Kelowna Warriors captain Elan Bar Lev Wise (right) tries to avoid the stick check of Salmon Arm Silverbacks forward Julian Recine during Salmon Arm’s 4-1 B.C. Hockey League pod play win Sunday, May 2, at Vernon’s Kal Tire Place. (Tami Quan Photography)
Salmon Arm Silverbacks forward Cameron Recchi has a seat on top of Vernon Vipers goalie James Porter Jr. as he reaches for a loose puck with Vernon defenceman Ayden Third moving in to help out his netminder during Salmon Arm’s 6-2 B.C. Hockey League pod play win Saturday, May 1, at Kal Tire Place. (Lisa Mazurek - Vernon Vipers photography)

Salmon Arm Silverbacks slam Vernon Vipers

Vernon starts and finishes scoring, but Salmon Arm scores six straight in between in 6-2 BCHL thumping at Kal Tire Place

Salmon Arm Silverbacks forward Cameron Recchi has a seat on top of Vernon Vipers goalie James Porter Jr. as he reaches for a loose puck with Vernon defenceman Ayden Third moving in to help out his netminder during Salmon Arm’s 6-2 B.C. Hockey League pod play win Saturday, May 1, at Kal Tire Place. (Lisa Mazurek - Vernon Vipers photography)
Vernon Vipers forward Desmond Johnson (left) tries to get a shot on Salmon Arm goalie Owen Say during the Silverbacks’ 3-1 B.C. Hockey League pod play victory Wednesday, April 28, at Kal Tire Place. Say finished with 35 saves and was named the game’s first star. (Lisa Mazurek - Vernon Vipers Photography)

Say speaks volumes in Salmon Arm win over Vernon

Silverbacks goalie makes 35 saves, Silverbacks snap Vipers’ winning streak at four with 3-1 decision

Vernon Vipers forward Desmond Johnson (left) tries to get a shot on Salmon Arm goalie Owen Say during the Silverbacks’ 3-1 B.C. Hockey League pod play victory Wednesday, April 28, at Kal Tire Place. Say finished with 35 saves and was named the game’s first star. (Lisa Mazurek - Vernon Vipers Photography)