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The outdoor rink next to Penticton City Hall will open for the new season on Monday, Dec. 5, 2022. (Logan Lockhart, Western News)

Lace your skates: Penticton’s $1.1M outdoor rink soon opens to public

City loaned a Zamboni to Activate Penticton for purpose of opening the rink on Monday, Dec. 5

 

A Team Canada logo is shown on a player during the warm-up prior to Rivalry Series hockey action against the United States in Kamloops, B.C., Thursday, Nov. 17, 2022. Hockey Canada says there were more than 900 documented or alleged incidents of on-ice discrimination — verbal taunts, insults and intimidation — across all levels and age groups during the 2021-22 season. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jesse Johnston

Hockey Canada recorded more than 900 reports of on-ice discrimination last season

Organization introduced a new section to its rulebook in August 2021 to address maltreatment

 

Bert Evans (90), and his daughter Sandi (71), have been going to Kelowna Rockets game for the last 18 years, having seasons tickets for 15 of them. (Jordy Cunningham/Kelowna Capital News)

Father-daughter duo have been going to Kelowna Rockets games for last 18 years

Bert and Sandi Evans have had Kelowna Rockets season tickets for the last 15 years

 

Josh, left, and Bradly Nadeau were named the BCHL's first and second stars of the month for October. (Jack Murray)

Nadeau brothers the lone Penticton Vees to make 2022 B.C. Hockey League All-Star Game

Penticton’s new outdoor rink next to City Hall will host the league’s 60th-anniversary game

Josh, left, and Bradly Nadeau were named the BCHL's first and second stars of the month for October. (Jack Murray)
The Penticton Vees acquired the rights to forward Nicholas Degraves from the Alberta Junior Hockey League (AJHL) on Wednesday, Nov. 30. (Photo- Brooks Bandits/Em Duncan)

Penticton Vees say goodbye to key forward Ethan Mann for a player they ‘couldn’t pass up’

‘It is always difficult to tweak your lineup when things are going well,’ said coach Fred Harbinson

The Penticton Vees acquired the rights to forward Nicholas Degraves from the Alberta Junior Hockey League (AJHL) on Wednesday, Nov. 30. (Photo- Brooks Bandits/Em Duncan)
Two of the top prospects in hockey battled it out at Prospera Place on Tuesday night.(@Kelowna_Rockets/Twitter)

Cristall wins the battle, Bedard wins the war as Kelowna Rockets fall in front of sold-out crowd

Rockets forward Andrew Cristall collected four points but Connor Bedard extended his point streak

Two of the top prospects in hockey battled it out at Prospera Place on Tuesday night.(@Kelowna_Rockets/Twitter)
The Kelowna Rockets host hockey’s top prospect Connor Bedard (pictured) and the Regina Pats on Tuesday night (Nov. 29) in front of the first sellout at Prospera Place in 2019 (Regan Bartel/Kelowna Rockets)

Kelowna Rockets welcome the Bedard show to town in first sellout since 2019

The Rockets also had the hot stove cooking on Monday

The Kelowna Rockets host hockey’s top prospect Connor Bedard (pictured) and the Regina Pats on Tuesday night (Nov. 29) in front of the first sellout at Prospera Place in 2019 (Regan Bartel/Kelowna Rockets)
After helping the Vernon Canadians win the Allan Cup Canadian Senior Hockey title in 1956, and reach the Allan Cup final again in 1959, Walt Trentini played for a spell for the Trail Smoke Eaters. Trentini died in Vernon at age 90 Nov. 20. (Trentini family photo)

Vernon Canadians Allan Cup winner Trentini dies at 90

Walt Trentini helped Canadians win 1956 Allan Cup Canadian Senior Hockey title in Vernon

After helping the Vernon Canadians win the Allan Cup Canadian Senior Hockey title in 1956, and reach the Allan Cup final again in 1959, Walt Trentini played for a spell for the Trail Smoke Eaters. Trentini died in Vernon at age 90 Nov. 20. (Trentini family photo)
Best friends and two of the top prospects in hockey: Kelowna Rockets forward Andrew Cristall (left) and Regina Pats forward Connor Bedard are set to each each other for the first time in their WHL careers. (Regan Bartel/Kelowna Rockets)

Top hockey prospects, best friends Bedard and Cristall set to battle it out in Kelowna

Rockets and Pats forwards first and second in WHL scoring

Best friends and two of the top prospects in hockey: Kelowna Rockets forward Andrew Cristall (left) and Regina Pats forward Connor Bedard are set to each each other for the first time in their WHL careers. (Regan Bartel/Kelowna Rockets)
Former video analyst Rachel Doerrie filed a human rights complaint against the Vancouver Canucks on Nov. 22, claiming they fired her on a discriminatory basis. (Credit: Vancouver Canucks/Twitter)

Fired Vancouver Canucks analyst files human rights complaint against team

Rachel Doerrie says termination was discriminatory, based on sex and disabilities

Former video analyst Rachel Doerrie filed a human rights complaint against the Vancouver Canucks on Nov. 22, claiming they fired her on a discriminatory basis. (Credit: Vancouver Canucks/Twitter)
Jackson Nieuwendyk’s hat trick lifted the Penticton Vees to a 7-1 victory Friday night against the Alberni Valley Bulldogs. (Photo- Jack Murray)

Hat trick for Nieuwendyk as Penticton Vees extend streak to 22, win 7-1 on Vancouver Island

The Vees are back in action Saturday night when they battle the Powell River Kings on the road

Jackson Nieuwendyk’s hat trick lifted the Penticton Vees to a 7-1 victory Friday night against the Alberni Valley Bulldogs. (Photo- Jack Murray)
NHL prospect Connor Bedard wowed fans at the Langley Events Centre on Friday (Nov. 25). (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

PHOTOS: Acclaimed hockey prospect Connor Bedard arrives in Langley

Bedard and the Regina Pats blank the Vancouver Giants 3-0 in front of 5,276 at the LEC

NHL prospect Connor Bedard wowed fans at the Langley Events Centre on Friday (Nov. 25). (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
Penticton Vees players help clean up the ice after a previous Teddy Bear Toss night at the South Okanagan Events Centre. (File Photo)

Penticton Vees change time of Teddy Bear Toss game to 7 p.m.

Vees play West Kelowna Warriors at 7 p.m., giving people time to enjoy Santa Parade and game

Penticton Vees players help clean up the ice after a previous Teddy Bear Toss night at the South Okanagan Events Centre. (File Photo)
The Penticton Vees used a two-goal comeback to defeat the Salmon Arm Silverbacks 5-3 on Wednesday night, Nov. 23, extending their win streak to 21 games.

Comeback Kids: Penticton Vees stun Salmon Arm with Duncan Keith in the building

The Vees won 5-3 Wednesday, extending their win streak to 21 games

The Penticton Vees used a two-goal comeback to defeat the Salmon Arm Silverbacks 5-3 on Wednesday night, Nov. 23, extending their win streak to 21 games.
The Penticton Vees extended their win streak to 19 games on Friday, Nov. 18, defeating the West Kelowna Warriors 11-2. (Brennan Phillips- Western News)
The Penticton Vees extended their win streak to 19 games on Friday, Nov. 18, defeating the West Kelowna Warriors 11-2. (Brennan Phillips- Western News)
Aydar Suniev and Luca Di Pasquo celebrate after the Penticton Vees’ 4-0 victory against the Prince George Spruce Kings on Friday night, Nov. 4. (Photo- Cherie Morgan)

Penticton Vees gear up for biggest test yet as Highway 97 rivalry renews at SOEC

The Vees welcome the West Kelowna Warriors and Prince George Spruce Kings this weekend

Aydar Suniev and Luca Di Pasquo celebrate after the Penticton Vees’ 4-0 victory against the Prince George Spruce Kings on Friday night, Nov. 4. (Photo- Cherie Morgan)
The Canada and USA’s women’s hockey teams met at Prospera Place in Kelowna on Tuesday, Nov. 15. (HockeyCanada/Twitter)

Rivalry renewed in B.C. as Canada falls to USA in women’s hockey action

The Rivalry Series continues in Kamloops on Thursday

The Canada and USA’s women’s hockey teams met at Prospera Place in Kelowna on Tuesday, Nov. 15. (HockeyCanada/Twitter)
CEO and Vice-Chair, Oilers Entertainment Group, Bob Nicholson makes an announcement in Edmonton, Alta., on Wednesday January 23, 2019. Nicholson is scheduled to speak before members of Parliament today as the federal government continues its examination of Hockey Canada.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Former CEO ‘sorry’ for how Hockey Canada handled sexual assault claims under his watch

Bob Nicholson regrets no written guidelines in place on how to should handle sexual assault claims

CEO and Vice-Chair, Oilers Entertainment Group, Bob Nicholson makes an announcement in Edmonton, Alta., on Wednesday January 23, 2019. Nicholson is scheduled to speak before members of Parliament today as the federal government continues its examination of Hockey Canada.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Daniel Sedin, left to right, Roberto Luongo, Herb Carnegie’s daughter Bernice Carnegie, and Daniel Alfredsson pose with sticks during a ceremony at the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto, Friday, Nov. 11, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Sedins, Luongo, Alfredsson enshrined in Hockey Hall of Fame

Celebrated Canuck trio amoung the hall’s class of 2022

Daniel Sedin, left to right, Roberto Luongo, Herb Carnegie’s daughter Bernice Carnegie, and Daniel Alfredsson pose with sticks during a ceremony at the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto, Friday, Nov. 11, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
Beanie Richter tucks home the game’s opening goal on Friday, Nov. 11, propelling the Penticton Vees to their 17th win in a row. (Photo- Cherie Morgan)

Penticton Vees win streak now at 17; down Vernon Vipers in front of record crowd

Friday night’s crowd at the SOEC was the largest for the game in Penticton this season

Beanie Richter tucks home the game’s opening goal on Friday, Nov. 11, propelling the Penticton Vees to their 17th win in a row. (Photo- Cherie Morgan)