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Luca Di Pasquo’s 21-save, shutout effort lifted the Penticton Vees to their fifth straight victory Friday night, Feb. 3. (Photo- Penticton Vees/Twitter)

Penticton Vees blank Surrey Eagles on Lower Mainland, collect 5th straight victory

The Vees are one of two teams in the BCHL to clinch a playoff berth, as of Feb. 4

The 2022 U18 Prep Champions Burnaby Winter Club after winning the title in Penticton last March. (Submitted)

Penticton to host 86 hockey teams across North America for CSSHL Championships

This year’s tournament marks the seventh time Penticton has hosted the event

The Penticton Heat U11 field lacrosse team is off to Maple Ridge to play in the 2023 provincial championships. (Photo- Michael Hodges)

Penticton U11 field lacrosse team advances to provincial championships in Maple Ridge

The team finished the season 13-1, becoming the first U11 Penticton squad to advance to provincials

Penticton Vees forward Bradly Nadeau has been named the B.C. Hockey League’s first star of the month for January. (Photo- Cherie Morgan)

Penticton Vees’ top scorer named B.C. Hockey League’s 1st star of the month

Bradly Nadeau scored 12 points in seven games during the month of January

Penticton Vees forward Bradly Nadeau has been named the B.C. Hockey League’s first star of the month for January. (Photo- Cherie Morgan)
Wednesday night game at Langley Events Centre showcased top NHL draft talent from the Western Hockey League, Ontario Hockey League and Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. (Photos courtesy of Ryan Molag/Langley Events Centre)

Team White defeats Team Red 4-2 at 2023 kubota CHL/NHL top prospects game

Connor Bedard finished with six shots on goal

  • Jan 26, 2023
Wednesday night game at Langley Events Centre showcased top NHL draft talent from the Western Hockey League, Ontario Hockey League and Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. (Photos courtesy of Ryan Molag/Langley Events Centre)
Penticton Vees forward Josh Nadeau at the skills competition at the BCHL All Star weekend held at the outdoor rink on Saturday, Jan. 21. Josh won in shooting accuracy while his brother Bradly won hardest shot. (Logan Lockhart Western News)

Opinion: How Penticton became the best hockey town

BCHL All Star weekend success yet another showcase of how much Penticton loves hockey

Penticton Vees forward Josh Nadeau at the skills competition at the BCHL All Star weekend held at the outdoor rink on Saturday, Jan. 21. Josh won in shooting accuracy while his brother Bradly won hardest shot. (Logan Lockhart Western News)
Team Turris prevailed in the championship All-Star game held Saturday at the outdoor rink in Penticton. (Island Images Photography)

BCHL ‘thrilled’ with how well All Stars Weekend turned out in Penticton

Game results and skills winners are announced as BCHL thanks Penticton

Team Turris prevailed in the championship All-Star game held Saturday at the outdoor rink in Penticton. (Island Images Photography)
Bradly was crowned the Hardest Shot champion, with a 92 mph blast on Saturday at the outdoor rink during the skills competition. (Logan Lockhart Western News)

VIDEO: Penticton Vees Bradly Nadeau wins hardest shot with 92 mph blast

Nadeau brothers shine at BCHL all-star weekend in Penticton

Bradly was crowned the Hardest Shot champion, with a 92 mph blast on Saturday at the outdoor rink during the skills competition. (Logan Lockhart Western News)
The B.C. Hockey League’s brightest stars took to the Penticton ice on Saturday for a series of skills competitions. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)

PHOTOS: BCHL’s brightest stars put on show during all-star weekend in Penticton

The league’s 60th-anniversary all-star weekend featured a skills competition on Saturday afternoon

The B.C. Hockey League’s brightest stars took to the Penticton ice on Saturday for a series of skills competitions. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)
Four-time Stanley Cup champion Scott Niedermayer was among those in the 2023 BCHL Alumni Game in Penticton on Saturday, Jan. 21. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)

PHOTOS: Scott Niedermayer, BCHL alumni lace up the skates at Penticton’s outdoor rink

The 2023 alumni game was part of the league’s 60th-anniversary all-star game weekend

Four-time Stanley Cup champion Scott Niedermayer was among those in the 2023 BCHL Alumni Game in Penticton on Saturday, Jan. 21. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)
The B.C. Hockey League’s Team East prospects, including a total of six Penticton Vees. (Photo- BCHL/Twitter)

VIDEO: Trio of Penticton Vees shine at B.C. Hockey League’s top prospects game

Friday night’s prospects game at the SOEC kicked off the BCHL’s 60th-anniversary all-star game weekend

The B.C. Hockey League’s Team East prospects, including a total of six Penticton Vees. (Photo- BCHL/Twitter)
Tim Hortons outlets in Vernon, Kelowna, the Okanagan and B.C. will present a special doughnut Feb. 3-5 with proceeds going to Special Olympics B.C. (SOBC photo)

Special events help Okanagan, B.C. Special Olympics

Doughnuts, cold lake plunges will support Special Olympics B.C.; SOBC Games set for Feb. 2-4, Kamloops

Tim Hortons outlets in Vernon, Kelowna, the Okanagan and B.C. will present a special doughnut Feb. 3-5 with proceeds going to Special Olympics B.C. (SOBC photo)
The B.C. Hockey League has announced its lineup for the 2023 Skills Competition this Saturday, Jan. 19. (Photo- BCHL)

Fastest skater? Hardest shot? Lineup for BCHL’s skills competition announced in Penticton

Hometown brothers Josh and Bradly Nadeau will represent the Vees on Saturday

The B.C. Hockey League has announced its lineup for the 2023 Skills Competition this Saturday, Jan. 19. (Photo- BCHL)
FILE - In this April 19, 2021, file photo, Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith (2) plays against the Nashville Predators in the first period of an NHL hockey game in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)

Duncan Keith, Kyle Turris serving as coaches for BCHL Top Prospects game in Penticton

Keith will join the Vees’ Fred Harbinson behind the bench for Team East; Turris to coach Team West

FILE - In this April 19, 2021, file photo, Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith (2) plays against the Nashville Predators in the first period of an NHL hockey game in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)
Penticton Vees Hank Levy picked up his 10th win of the season, keeping his perfect record intact with a 20-save effort. (Cherie Morgan photo)
Penticton Vees Hank Levy picked up his 10th win of the season, keeping his perfect record intact with a 20-save effort. (Cherie Morgan photo)
Penticton’s outdoor rink next to city hall plays host to the BCHL’s 60th-anniversary all-star game festivities from Jan. 20 to 22. (Logan Lockhart/Western News)

BCHL all-star weekend in Penticton set to be first of its kind

‘This event is going to be one for the books for the BCHL,’ says Steven Cocker

Penticton’s outdoor rink next to city hall plays host to the BCHL’s 60th-anniversary all-star game festivities from Jan. 20 to 22. (Logan Lockhart/Western News)
The Penticton Vees downed the Trail Smoke Eaters Friday night, Jan. 13, for their 31st victory of the season. (Photo- Jennifer Small)

Penticton Vees overcome 3 first-period injuries to defeat Trail Smoke Eaters 7-2

The Vees host the Cowichan Valley Capitals on Saturday for their only home game of January

The Penticton Vees downed the Trail Smoke Eaters Friday night, Jan. 13, for their 31st victory of the season. (Photo- Jennifer Small)
Ottawa Senators centre Kyle Turris (7) celebrates his game winning goal against the New York Rangers with teammates Fredrik Claesson (33) and Tom Pyatt (10) during the first overtime period in game five of a second-round NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoff series in Ottawa on Saturday, May 6, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Scott Niedermayer, Kyle Turris among stars announced for BCHL Alumni Game in Penticton

B.C.’s own Tyler Johnston from the hit TV show Letterkenny, will also lace up the skates

Ottawa Senators centre Kyle Turris (7) celebrates his game winning goal against the New York Rangers with teammates Fredrik Claesson (33) and Tom Pyatt (10) during the first overtime period in game five of a second-round NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoff series in Ottawa on Saturday, May 6, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Bradly Nadeau, right, is ranked No. 19 on the NHL’s 2023 Midterm Draft Rankings. (Photo- Jack Murray)

Trio of Penticton Vees crack NHL Central Scouting’s midterm draft rankings

Bradly Nadeau is ranked at No. 19 all for North American skaters ahead of the 2023 NHL Draft

Bradly Nadeau, right, is ranked No. 19 on the NHL’s 2023 Midterm Draft Rankings. (Photo- Jack Murray)
The Penticton Silver Bullets are back on the ice to represent the Peach City for the first time in 28 years. (Photo/Video- Luke Fraser)

VIDEO: Inside the Penticton Silver Bullets’ triumphant return after 28 years

The independent hockey team disbanded in 1994, before returning to Memorial Arena in October 2022

The Penticton Silver Bullets are back on the ice to represent the Peach City for the first time in 28 years. (Photo/Video- Luke Fraser)