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KISU recognizes Swimmers of the Month

KISU recognizes Swimmers of the Month

Five members of the KISU Swim Club were recently recognized for their efforts

KISU recognizes Swimmers of the Month
Vees push Warriors to the brink of elimination with 9-2 win

Vees push Warriors to the brink of elimination with 9-2 win

The Penticton Vees made it three games in a row and are now in a position to sweep the Warriors

Vees push Warriors to the brink of elimination with 9-2 win
Liam Malmquist slides the puck past the West Kelowna Warrior in game two of the opening playoff series in Penticton. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Penticton Vees lead series 2-0 after 4-1 win over the West Kelowna Warriors

The Vees put up four goals in the final period to win

  • Feb 28, 2020
Liam Malmquist slides the puck past the West Kelowna Warrior in game two of the opening playoff series in Penticton. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
South Okanagan mayors put their BCHL jerseys on the line

South Okanagan mayors put their BCHL jerseys on the line

Mayors of Penticton and West Kelowna make a “friendly” wager on the BCHL series outcome.

South Okanagan mayors put their BCHL jerseys on the line
Vees have a short-handed romp over visiting West Kelowna Warriors

Vees have a short-handed romp over visiting West Kelowna Warriors

The Penticton Vees scored three short-handed goals to take a 1-0 series lead over West Kelowna

Vees have a short-handed romp over visiting West Kelowna Warriors
The Pentiction Junior Curling team, made up of skip Jessica Trip, Erin Manning as third, Rachel Lane as second, Audrey Gosse as lead and Miranda Allen as fifth, placed fourth at the BC Winter Games in Fort St. John. (B.C. Games/Flikr)

Penticton curlers reflect on B.C. Winter Games

If they could do it again, they would. A group of junior…

The Pentiction Junior Curling team, made up of skip Jessica Trip, Erin Manning as third, Rachel Lane as second, Audrey Gosse as lead and Miranda Allen as fifth, placed fourth at the BC Winter Games in Fort St. John. (B.C. Games/Flikr)
Maggie AA Okanagan Zone champions

Maggie AA Okanagan Zone champions

The Princess Margaret Mustangs won all three Okanagan Zone championship games - on to the BC’s

Maggie AA Okanagan Zone champions
Penticton Vees’ mascot HarVee will be competing at this year’s Okanagan Mascot Games this July at the South Okanagan Events Centre. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Okanagan Mascot Games returning to Penticton this July

HarVee and the Vancouver Canucks’ Fin are among the 24 mascots coming to the South Okanagan

  • Feb 24, 2020
Penticton Vees’ mascot HarVee will be competing at this year’s Okanagan Mascot Games this July at the South Okanagan Events Centre. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
Liam Malmquist, the Vees’ Rookie of the Year, takes the puck around the back of the Wenatchee Wild net on Saturday. (Brennan Phillips)

Penticton Vees recognized on and off ice success

The awards were given out following their Saturday night win.

  • Feb 23, 2020
Liam Malmquist, the Vees’ Rookie of the Year, takes the puck around the back of the Wenatchee Wild net on Saturday. (Brennan Phillips)
Penticton Vees comeback for overtime win to end regular season

Penticton Vees comeback for overtime win to end regular season

The Vees were down 3-0 to start the third before putting together an epic comeback.

  • Feb 22, 2020
Penticton Vees comeback for overtime win to end regular season
Winterfest Dart tourney begins tonight at the Elks Lodge

Winterfest Dart tourney begins tonight at the Elks Lodge

The 21st annual Winterfest Dart Tournament this year is offering plenty of prize money

Winterfest Dart tourney begins tonight at the Elks Lodge
Along with playing the game, Darrien McWatters enjoys refereeing minor hockey games, like this one last weekend in Summerland (top photo). McWatters (below) with her gear heading to the changerooms at Memorial Arena. (Mark Brett - Western News)

Summerland transgender female follows her passion for hockey

“As soon as you put the jersey on, nothing underneath it matters.You are just a hockey player.”

Along with playing the game, Darrien McWatters enjoys refereeing minor hockey games, like this one last weekend in Summerland (top photo). McWatters (below) with her gear heading to the changerooms at Memorial Arena. (Mark Brett - Western News)
Jon Race hasn’t missed a Penticton Vees home game in 15 years. (Phil McLachlan - Western News)

Meet the ultimate Penticton Vees fan

Jon Race owns an epic collection of Vees jerseys and hasn’t missed a home game in 15 years.

Jon Race hasn’t missed a Penticton Vees home game in 15 years. (Phil McLachlan - Western News)
Mustangs clinch division title - on to the Valley Championships

Mustangs clinch division title – on to the Valley Championships

The Princess Margaret Mustangs defeated the George Elliot Coyotes to win the division title

Mustangs clinch division title - on to the Valley Championships
Overseas experience a hit with local swimmers

Overseas experience a hit with local swimmers

Three young Penticton swimmers and their coach recently competed in a world-level meet in Europe

Overseas experience a hit with local swimmers
Season sweep for Maggie Mustangs

Season sweep for Maggie Mustangs

For the first time in recent memory Princess Margaret Mustangs won all of their regular season games

Season sweep for Maggie Mustangs
CSSHL championships returning to South Okanagan

CSSHL championships returning to South Okanagan

The Canadian School Sport Hockey League Championships coming back for a sixth year

CSSHL championships returning to South Okanagan
Jackson Neidermayer puts a Merritt Centennial into the boards during the Penticton Vees’ 6-2 win on Friday, Jan. 24. (Phil McLachlan - Penticton Western)

Penticton Vees extend streak to six wins as they enter home stretch

The final eight games of the season are all home games.

  • Jan 25, 2020
Jackson Neidermayer puts a Merritt Centennial into the boards during the Penticton Vees’ 6-2 win on Friday, Jan. 24. (Phil McLachlan - Penticton Western)
Five-goal outburst leads Vees to victory

Five-goal outburst leads Vees to victory

The Penticton Vees continued their march to the playoffs with a 5-2 win over the Warriors, Tuesday.

Five-goal outburst leads Vees to victory
South Okanagan swimmers and coach off to Euro 2020 in Belgium

South Okanagan swimmers and coach off to Euro 2020 in Belgium

Three members of the KISU Swim Club are headed to Belgium to compete in the Euro 2020 meet

South Okanagan swimmers and coach off to Euro 2020 in Belgium