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Stefano Bottini of the Penticton Vees had much to celebrate this weekend, as his team pushed their win streak to eight games with a pair of blowout victories over the West Kelowna Warriors. (Cherie Morgan/Cherie Morgan Photography)

Penticton Vees dominate West Kelowna in back-to-back games

The Vees remain undefeated in the Okanagan Cup, Warriors fall to 3-4-0-1

Stefano Bottini of the Penticton Vees had much to celebrate this weekend, as his team pushed their win streak to eight games with a pair of blowout victories over the West Kelowna Warriors. (Cherie Morgan/Cherie Morgan Photography)
The 2020 Penticton Dragon Boat Festival will not be held due to coronavirus. (Western News file photo)
The 2020 Penticton Dragon Boat Festival will not be held due to coronavirus. (Western News file photo)
Abbotsford’s Chase Claypool makes his NFL debut on Monday Night Football on Sept. 14. (Pittsburgh Steelers Twitter picture)

Abbotsford’s Chase Claypool making NFL debut on Monday Night Football

Abby Senior grad suiting up with the Pittsburgh Steelers to take on New York Giants in Big Apple

Abbotsford’s Chase Claypool makes his NFL debut on Monday Night Football on Sept. 14. (Pittsburgh Steelers Twitter picture)
The Vernon Vipers have announced the signings of three new forwards for the upcoming BC Hockey League season. (Morning Star - file photo)

Vernon Vipers land three forwards

Signings continue for BC Hockey League squad

The Vernon Vipers have announced the signings of three new forwards for the upcoming BC Hockey League season. (Morning Star - file photo)
Junior golf tour returns to Okanagan with free clinic

Junior golf tour returns to Okanagan with free clinic

Ford Junior Golf Clinic goes Sunday, July 19, at Vernon’s Predator Ridge Golf Resort

Junior golf tour returns to Okanagan with free clinic
The Penticton Vees sent forward Darwin Lakoduk to the Prince George Spruce Kings in exchange for future considerations on June 10, 2020. (Jack Murray photo)

Penticton Vees send forward Darwin Lakoduk to Prince George

Move made to keep roster in compliance with league rules

The Penticton Vees sent forward Darwin Lakoduk to the Prince George Spruce Kings in exchange for future considerations on June 10, 2020. (Jack Murray photo)
Canada West has officially cancelled all fall sports in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Canada West cancels fall sports due to COVID-19

B.C. student athletes at seven universities impacted by cancellation, more cancellations possible

Canada West has officially cancelled all fall sports in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Penticton Vees head coach Fred Harbinson shouts out instructions March 12, 2020 at the South Okanagan Events Centre during what would be his team’s final practice of the year. Shortly thereafter the remainder of the BCHL season was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. (Mark Brett - Western News)

Inside the Penticton Vees’ last normal day: head coach on pandemic, next season, fate of BCHL

Fred Harbinson reflects on a cancelled season, hopes team is back ‘in full force’ in the fall

Penticton Vees head coach Fred Harbinson shouts out instructions March 12, 2020 at the South Okanagan Events Centre during what would be his team’s final practice of the year. Shortly thereafter the remainder of the BCHL season was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. (Mark Brett - Western News)
Nathan Gossoo (Center) and Lian Gayfer (Right, wearing “A”) were both selected in the 2020 WHL Bantam Draft. (Photo - Nathan Gossoo)

Four Okanagan Rockets selected in the 2020 WHL Bantam Draft

Nathan Gossoo, Lian Gayfter, Dante Nunes and Luke Schraeder were selected

Nathan Gossoo (Center) and Lian Gayfer (Right, wearing “A”) were both selected in the 2020 WHL Bantam Draft. (Photo - Nathan Gossoo)
Andrew Cristall was drafted 8th overall by the Kelowna Rockets in the 2020 WHL Bantam Draft. (Photo - Kelowna Rockets)

Kelowna Rockets 2020 WHL Draft Recap

The Rockets made 11 selections, including one goaltender, four defencemen and six forwards

Andrew Cristall was drafted 8th overall by the Kelowna Rockets in the 2020 WHL Bantam Draft. (Photo - Kelowna Rockets)
Stefano Bottini of Switzerland will be joining the Penticton Vees in the 2020-21 season. Bottini has suited up for 33 games international games with Switzerland. (Dave Reginek/Getty Images)

Penticton Vees add Swiss forward Stefano Bottini

Bottini has represented Switzerland on the national level many times

Stefano Bottini of Switzerland will be joining the Penticton Vees in the 2020-21 season. Bottini has suited up for 33 games international games with Switzerland. (Dave Reginek/Getty Images)
Colton Poolman racked up 40 points in the 2015-16 season with the Penticton Vees. (Contributed)

Former Vees D-man Poolman inks NHL contract

Blueliner Colton Poolman signs with the Calgary Flames

Colton Poolman racked up 40 points in the 2015-16 season with the Penticton Vees. (Contributed)
Four KISU swimmers earn berths at Olympic Trials

Four KISU swimmers earn berths at Olympic Trials

Four members of the KISU Swim Club earned the right to attend the Olymplic Trials at provincials

Four KISU swimmers earn berths at Olympic Trials
Vees sign Connecticut blueliner for 2020/21 season

Vees sign Connecticut blueliner for 2020/21 season

The Penticton Vees announced they have signed defenceman Jason Marsella

Vees sign Connecticut blueliner for 2020/21 season
David Silye breaks in on teammates Steve Holtz (right) and Evan McIntyre during a practice March 12 at the South Okanagan Events Centre. (Mark Brett - Western News)

BCHL suspends 2020 playoffs until further notice

Games and hockey-related activity have been cancelled until further notice, due to COVID-19

David Silye breaks in on teammates Steve Holtz (right) and Evan McIntyre during a practice March 12 at the South Okanagan Events Centre. (Mark Brett - Western News)
Team Canada for the World Women’s Curling Championship in Prince George: Kerri Einarson, third, Val Sweeting, second, Shannon Birchard and lead, Briane Meilleur pose with the trophy after defeating Team Ontario to win the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Moose Jaw, Sask., Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

World Women’s Curling Championship in Prince George cancelled due to COVID-19

Another international sporting event has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 outbreak

Team Canada for the World Women’s Curling Championship in Prince George: Kerri Einarson, third, Val Sweeting, second, Shannon Birchard and lead, Briane Meilleur pose with the trophy after defeating Team Ontario to win the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Moose Jaw, Sask., Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Penticton Vees fans may soon find themselves without any games to watch due to COVID-19. (Mark Brettt - Western News)

COVID-19 puts fate of BCHL season in question

Hockey Canada and the CJHL currently in talks to come up with plan for remainder of season

Penticton Vees fans may soon find themselves without any games to watch due to COVID-19. (Mark Brettt - Western News)
Mustangs finishes with split in BC Bball championships

Mustangs finishes with split in BC Bball championships

The Princess Margaret Mustangs finished the AA boys basketball season at the provincial finals

Mustangs finishes with split in BC Bball championships
The Canadian Sport School Hockey League (CSSHL) today announced that their championship tournament will remain in Penticton for 2021, 2022 and 2023. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Peter Power)

Penticton to host CSSHL Championships for another three years

BDO CSSHL Championships remain in Penticton for 2021, 2022, 2023

The Canadian Sport School Hockey League (CSSHL) today announced that their championship tournament will remain in Penticton for 2021, 2022 and 2023. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Peter Power)
Vees win in overtime to clinch Interior Division quarter finals

Vees win in overtime to clinch Interior Division quarter finals

The Penticton Vees needed overtime to win their quarter final playoff series against West Kelowna

Vees win in overtime to clinch Interior Division quarter finals