Penticton Vees Cam Amantea flips the puck past a Trail Smoke Eaters player during their game at the South Okanagan Events Centre on Wednesday.

Penticton Vees Cam Amantea flips the puck past a Trail Smoke Eaters player during their game at the South Okanagan Events Centre on Wednesday.

From the Slot with Cam Amantea: Getting ready for another tough week

Throughout the season, Cam Amantea will write a column for the Western News giving readers insight on the Vees.

  • Dec. 4, 2014 7:00 a.m.

Sports editor’s note:

Throughout the season,  Cam Amantea will write a column for the Western News giving readers insight on the Vees.

This week was a bit of a break for us. The past month or so we have had a lot of three-game weeks so to finally get a good week of practice in was nice for the players and coaches.

Friday night against Langley was a tough game and we knew it would be going into it. We left Friday at about 11 a.m. so that gave us lots of time to get there, which was definitely needed with the road conditions. We stopped in Chilliwack for our pre-game meal then made our way to Langley. The Rivermen are known to be big and hard to play against, but with that comes a lot of penalties and we knew with our speed and work ethic they wouldn’t be able to keep with us for 60 minutes. As the game went on their emotions started to get the best of them, they started taking a lot of penalties, which we capitalized on. The game finished 6-0 and was a huge start to the weekend for us and made for a happy bus ride home.

Saturday was an easy game to get up for despite the long trip home from Langley the night before. West Kelowna is a very offensive team and always makes for a great game especially when we’re at home on a Saturday night. We played the first two periods exactly how we wanted. We had a two-goal lead and held West Kelowna to under 10 shots. The third was a bit of a different period, we got away from our game plan and made a few mental errors which the Warriors capitalized on and had a four-goal third period with the fourth and game-winning goal coming with 36 seconds left in the period. The play was originally ruled no goal because of a high stick but after the refs met they decided it was a good goal.

This week is another tough schedule for us as we play another multi-game week on the road against Vernon Friday and then we finish at home against Powell River on Saturday night.

Just Posted

Spiritleaf, Penticton’s first cannabis retailer opened in 2019. (Western News File)
Penticton expands cannabis store hours to match liquor stores

Cannabis stores are now allowed to operate until 11 p.m. in Penticton

(Jennifer Smith/Black Press file photo)
Poll: Should Penticton hold Canada Day celebrations this year?

The spotlight on residential schools has caused the rethinking of Canada Day

A committee held its first meeting on June 9 to consider opionions for incorporation of the community of Okanagan Falls. At present, Okanagan Falls is the largest unincorporated community within the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen. (Contributed)
Study begins for Okanagan Falls incorporation

Committee held first meeting on June 9

(Pixabay photo)
Morning Start: Hot and cold water have different pouring sounds

Your morning start for Wednesday, June 16, 2021

New trial date set in Penticton for Thomas Kruger-Allen’s triple assault charges

May trial was delayed after Crown witnesses failed to show up

The border crossing on Highway 11 in Abbotsford heading south (file)
VIDEO: Western premiers call for clarity, timelines on international travel, reopening rules

Trudeau has called Thursday meeting, premiers say they expect to leave that meeting with a plan

B.C. Premier John Horgan listens as Finance Minister Selina Robinson presents the province’s latest budget, April 20, 2021. The budget projects $19 billion in deficits over three years. (Hansard TV)
B.C. government budget balloons, beyond COVID-19 response

Provincial payroll up 104,000 positions, $10 billion since 2017

Ocean debris is shown on Long Beach in Tofino, B.C. on April, 18, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Shoreline cleanup finds COVID-related trash increased during height of the pandemic

Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup reports litter from single-use food packaging nearly doubled

Doctor David Vallejo and his fiancee Doctor Mavelin Bonilla hold photos of themselves working, as they kiss at their home in Quito, Ecuador, Wednesday, June 9, 2021. Doctor Vallejo and Doctor Bonilla suspended their wedding in order to tend to COVID-19 patients and in the process Vallejo got sick himself with the disease, ending up in an ICU for several days. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)
Love, sacrifice and surviving COVID-19: one couple’s story

COVID hits Ecuadorian doctors who delayed wedding to treat sick

Kay Bartholomew, daughter of the founding owner of Wayside Press, Harold George Bartholomew (Bart Sr.). Outdoor enthusiast and longest-standing Wayside employee, Kay worked for the company until she was 97 spanning 80 years.
PHOTOS: A century of service from Wayside in Vernon

The press and printing company, founded by Harold George Bartholomew, turns 100 in 2021

Syilx artist Sheldon Pierre Louis contributed a new painting to UBC Okanagan’s public art collection. (UBC Okanagan)
Syilx artist contributes painting to UBCO public art collection

The new painting is titled cax̌alqs — red dress

Spread out on the staircase of the Kelowna courthouse on June 10, 2021, were several signs with messages calling for justice against Curtis Sagmoen and an end to violence. (Aaron Hemens - Capital News file)
Sagmoen cop assault trial set for 2022

Pre-trial conference set to start process Jan. 26, 2022

Kayla Rogall, a Summerland singer-songwriter, has released three singles. The songs can be found on her website at and on most music streaming platforms. (Contributed)
Summerland songwriter’s music an expression of emotion

Kayla Rogall has released three singles

St. Joseph's Mission site is located about six kilometres from Williams Lake First Nation. (Photo submitted)
Williams Lake First Nation to search residential school site for unmarked graves

St. Joseph’s Mission Indian Residential School operated from 1886 to 1981

Most Read