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West Kelowna Warriors react to death of former ‘silent leader’

Parm Dhaliwal, who played three seasons for West Kelowna, was found dead in a New York City hotel

 

The B.C. Hockey League has re-named its Top Defenceman Award after former Vernon Lakers stalwart blueliner Campbell Blair. He also played in the league with the Shuswap Totems and Summerland Buckaroos. (BCHL photo)

BCHL honours former Vernon standout

The hockey league has renamed Top Defenceman Award after record-holder Campbell Blair

 

Michael Garteig positions himself to deny Edmonton Oiler Chat Butcher on this breakaway chance during the Canucks Young Stars Classic in Penticton. (Emanuel Sequeira)

B.C. Hockey League renames prestigious award in honour of former Penticton Vee

Michael Garteig led the Vees to a record-breaking 2011-2012 season

 

Penticton Vees forward Jackson Nieuwendyk has committed to Canisius College for the 2023-2024 season. (Photo- Courtesy of the Penticton Vees)

Penticton Vees star commits to play college hockey in New York State

Jackson Nieuwendyk scored nine goals in 52 games with the Vees last season

Penticton Vees forward Jackson Nieuwendyk has committed to Canisius College for the 2023-2024 season. (Photo- Courtesy of the Penticton Vees)
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Penticton Vees to play 3 exhibition games before start of BCHL title defence

The BCHL champions will start the preseason on Sept. 9

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Colorado Avalanche centre Alex Newhook is congratulated by his teammates after scoring a regular-season goal in March. Newhook, a former Victoria Grizzlies star, won a Stanley Cup on Sunday with the Avs following a 2-1 win over two-time defending champion Tampa Bay. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Alex Newhook second former Victoria Grizzlies player in 3 years to hoist Stanley Cup

The pride of St. John’s, Colorado Avalanche centre joins Blues’ Bozak on short list

Colorado Avalanche centre Alex Newhook is congratulated by his teammates after scoring a regular-season goal in March. Newhook, a former Victoria Grizzlies star, won a Stanley Cup on Sunday with the Avs following a 2-1 win over two-time defending champion Tampa Bay. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
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Busy day for Penticton Vees results in addition of ‘elite offensive talent’

The Fred Page Cup champions made two separate transactions on June 17

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Frank Djurasevic has been named the 56th captain in Penticton Vees history. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)

Penticton Vees name Frank Djurasevic 56th captain in team history

The 20-year-old was the first member of the Vees to hoist the Fred Page Cup on May 18

Frank Djurasevic has been named the 56th captain in Penticton Vees history. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)
John Vassilaki and Leonard Krog, the mayors of Penticton and Nanaimo, respectively, put a wrap on their friendly wager on the B.C. Hockey League Finals in front of Penticton’s City Hall. (Photo- City of Penticton Facebook)

Nanaimo mayor hand delivers Nanaimo bars after losing hockey bet

Leonard Krog will also wear a Vees jersey at the next council meeting

John Vassilaki and Leonard Krog, the mayors of Penticton and Nanaimo, respectively, put a wrap on their friendly wager on the B.C. Hockey League Finals in front of Penticton’s City Hall. (Photo- City of Penticton Facebook)
Gabriel Guilbault is one of two members of the Penticton Vees to be invited to Hockey Canada’s Under-17 Development Camp in Calgary, Alta this July. (Photo- Dan Watling Photography)

Newest members of Penticton Vees have chance to represent Canada this November

Gabriel Guilbault and Hiroki Gojsic will attend a Hockey Canada development camp this July

Gabriel Guilbault is one of two members of the Penticton Vees to be invited to Hockey Canada’s Under-17 Development Camp in Calgary, Alta this July. (Photo- Dan Watling Photography)
Penticton Vees alternate captain Frank Djurasevic is the first to hoist the BCHL championship after his team’s Game 4 win against the Nanaimo Clippers on Wednesday, May 18, at Nanaimo’s Frank Crane Arena. (Greg Sakaki/Black Press Media)

Penticton Vees begin their BCHL title defense on Sept. 23

The newly-crowned champions will return to the ice to battle the Trail Smoke Eaters

Penticton Vees alternate captain Frank Djurasevic is the first to hoist the BCHL championship after his team’s Game 4 win against the Nanaimo Clippers on Wednesday, May 18, at Nanaimo’s Frank Crane Arena. (Greg Sakaki/Black Press Media)
Fraser Rodgers is returning to Penticton to be the voice of the Vees. The 34-year-old spent seven seasons in Penticton from 2011 to 2017. (Photo- Penticton Vees)

Penticton Vees bring back old friend to be team’s play-by-play commentator

Fraser Rodgers spent seven seasons with the Vees from 2011 to 2017

Fraser Rodgers is returning to Penticton to be the voice of the Vees. The 34-year-old spent seven seasons in Penticton from 2011 to 2017. (Photo- Penticton Vees)
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BCHL adopts franchise scorecard at AGM

The scorecard will measure the strengths and weaknesses of each team, so improvements can be made

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The U18 Prep Showcase at the Burnaby Winter Club featuring defenseman Gabriel Guilbault, one of the newest members of the Penticton Vees. (Photo- Dan Watling Photography)

Pair of B.C.-born prospects choose to stay home, commit to Penticton Vees

Hiroki Gojsic and Gabriel Guilbault both represented Team BC at the WHL Cup

The U18 Prep Showcase at the Burnaby Winter Club featuring defenseman Gabriel Guilbault, one of the newest members of the Penticton Vees. (Photo- Dan Watling Photography)
Goaltender Luca Di Pasquo has committed to play for the Penticton Vees during the 2022-2023 B.C. Hockey League season. (Photo- Mike Mastovich)

Penticton Vees find new goaltender

The move comes in response to the graduation of 2022 playoff-star Kaeden Lane

Goaltender Luca Di Pasquo has committed to play for the Penticton Vees during the 2022-2023 B.C. Hockey League season. (Photo- Mike Mastovich)
A look inside the B.C. Hockey Hall of Fame, a museum the Penticton Vees will be inducted into on July 22, 2022. (Contributed)

Record-breaking 2011-12 Penticton Vees among B.C. Hockey Hall of Fame inductees

The team will be inducted into the Hall of Fame this summer after two years of COVID-19 delays

A look inside the B.C. Hockey Hall of Fame, a museum the Penticton Vees will be inducted into on July 22, 2022. (Contributed)
The Penticton Vees celebrated with thousands at Penticton’s Rotary Park on Tuesday, May 24, after taking ride down Lakeshore Drive for a Fred Page Cup championship parade. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)

‘Historic’ 2022 Penticton Vees celebrated with BCHL championship parade

The team took a ride along Lakeshore Drive starting at 4 p.m. on Tuesday

The Penticton Vees celebrated with thousands at Penticton’s Rotary Park on Tuesday, May 24, after taking ride down Lakeshore Drive for a Fred Page Cup championship parade. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)
The Penticton Vees celebrate winning the BCHL championship after sweeping the Nanaimo Clippers, winning Game 4 at Nanaimo’s Frank Crane Arena. (Greg Sakaki/Black Press Media)

City of Penticton declares May 24 ‘Vees Day,’ championship parade coming up

The team completed a sweep of the Nanaimo Clippers on May 18 to become BCHL Champions

The Penticton Vees celebrate winning the BCHL championship after sweeping the Nanaimo Clippers, winning Game 4 at Nanaimo’s Frank Crane Arena. (Greg Sakaki/Black Press Media)
The Penticton Vees returned to the South Okanagan Events Centre with the Fred Page Cup on Thursday, May 19. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)

PHOTOS: Penticton Vees return home as BCHL Champions

The team captured the Fred Page Cup on Wednesday night in Nanaimo

The Penticton Vees returned to the South Okanagan Events Centre with the Fred Page Cup on Thursday, May 19. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)
Penticton Vees alternate captain Frank Djurasevic is first to hoist the BCHL championship after his team’s Game 4 win against the Nanaimo Clippers on Wednesday, May 18, at Nanaimo’s Frank Crane Arena. (Greg Sakaki/Black Press Media)

Penticton Vees blow out Nanaimo Clippers to sweep series and win BCHL championship

Penticton wins Game 4 by 8-2 score Wednesday, May 18, in Nanaimo

Penticton Vees alternate captain Frank Djurasevic is first to hoist the BCHL championship after his team’s Game 4 win against the Nanaimo Clippers on Wednesday, May 18, at Nanaimo’s Frank Crane Arena. (Greg Sakaki/Black Press Media)