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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

 

Chloe Primerano was drafted into the Western Hockey League by the Vancouver Giants on Thursday, May 19, 2022. (Jamison Derksen/Vancouver Giants)<strong> </strong>

Vancouver Giants select first-ever female skater in WHL prospects draft

Burnaby Winter Club player Chloe Primerano tabbed in Round 13

 

Calgary Flames forward Brett Ritchie, centre, celebrates his goal with teammates centre Trevor Lewis (22) and left wing Milan Lucic (17) during first period NHL second round playoff hockey action against the Calgary Flames in Calgary, Wednesday, May 18, 2022.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Flames torch Oilers 9-6 in wild start to Battle of Alberta series

Tkachuk scores 3 for Calgary; Game 2 goes Friday night

 

Penticton Vees player Josh Nadeau carries the puck in the attacking zone as Nanaimo Clippers player Brett Merner defends on the play during Game 3 of the BCHL finals on Tuesday, May 17, at Nanaimo’s Frank Crane Arena. (Greg Sakaki/Black Press Media)

Stefano Bottini nets overtime winner, Penticton Vees up 3-0 in BCHL Finals

The Vees can claim the Fred Page Cup with a win on Wednesday night, May 18

Penticton Vees player Josh Nadeau carries the puck in the attacking zone as Nanaimo Clippers player Brett Merner defends on the play during Game 3 of the BCHL finals on Tuesday, May 17, at Nanaimo’s Frank Crane Arena. (Greg Sakaki/Black Press Media)
Prospect development for the Vancouver Canucks has been a hot topic recently. Research by The News has shown that the organization’s draft picks over the last six years produced fewer NHL and AHL games than all other teams in the Pacific Division. (Black Press/Canadian Press file photos)

‘Rushed’: Are the Vancouver Canucks not properly developing draft picks?

Analyzing what the NHL Draft has produced for the Canucks at the AHL and NHL level

Prospect development for the Vancouver Canucks has been a hot topic recently. Research by The News has shown that the organization’s draft picks over the last six years produced fewer NHL and AHL games than all other teams in the Pacific Division. (Black Press/Canadian Press file photos)
The Penticton Vees captured victories in the first two games of the Fred Page Cup Finals on Friday and Saturday, respectively. (Photo- Cherie Morgan/Cherie Morgan Photography)

Penticton Vees look to take 3-0 series lead in BCHL Finals on Tuesday

Game No. 3 of the Fred Page Cup Finals goes tonight (May 17) in Nanaimo

The Penticton Vees captured victories in the first two games of the Fred Page Cup Finals on Friday and Saturday, respectively. (Photo- Cherie Morgan/Cherie Morgan Photography)
Three boys are without their gear after the 2011 Junior Warriors team trailer was broken into in Edmonton May 2022 (GoFundMe/2011 Jr. warriors)

West Kelowna Jr. Warriors need help after gear stolen from trailer

A GoFundMe page was started May 16 to help replace what was taken

Three boys are without their gear after the 2011 Junior Warriors team trailer was broken into in Edmonton May 2022 (GoFundMe/2011 Jr. warriors)
Calgary Mayor Jyoti Gondek, Coun. Dan McLean, Coun. Peter Demong and Coun. Evan Spencer (left to right) pose at Calgary City Hall on Monday, May 16, 2022. Gondek announced a friendly wager between the Calgary and Edmonton city councils for the upcoming Battle of Alberta NHL series between the Calgary Flames and the Edmonton Oilers. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Colette Derworiz

Calgary and Edmonton city councils make friendly wager on NHL playoffs

Top Canadian soccer players also wade in on Battle of Alberta

Calgary Mayor Jyoti Gondek, Coun. Dan McLean, Coun. Peter Demong and Coun. Evan Spencer (left to right) pose at Calgary City Hall on Monday, May 16, 2022. Gondek announced a friendly wager between the Calgary and Edmonton city councils for the upcoming Battle of Alberta NHL series between the Calgary Flames and the Edmonton Oilers. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Colette Derworiz
Calgary Flames forward Matthew Tkachuk, right, celebrates his goal with teammates during second period NHL playoff hockey action against the Dallas Stars in Calgary, Alta., Sunday, May 15, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Calgary Flames forward Matthew Tkachuk, right, celebrates his goal with teammates during second period NHL playoff hockey action against the Dallas Stars in Calgary, Alta., Sunday, May 15, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Luc Wilson’s three-point night helped the Penticton Vees win Game No. 1 of the Fred Page Cup Finals against the Nanaimo Clippers. (Photo- Cherie Morgan/Cherie Morgan Photography)

Penticton Vees’ Luc Wilson leads team to 4-1 victory in Fred Page Cup Finals

Game No. 2 of the championship series goes tonight (May 14) at the SOEC

Luc Wilson’s three-point night helped the Penticton Vees win Game No. 1 of the Fred Page Cup Finals against the Nanaimo Clippers. (Photo- Cherie Morgan/Cherie Morgan Photography)
The Penticton Vees cruised to a 6-1 victory on Wednesday night, May 4, to capture their 17th Interior Conference title in franchise history. (Photo: Tami Quan/Tami Quan Photography)

‘A rivalry renewed’: Coaches from Penticton Vees, Nanaimo Clippers preview BCHL Finals

The battle for the Fred Page Cup begins on Friday night, May 13, at the South Okanagan Events Centre

The Penticton Vees cruised to a 6-1 victory on Wednesday night, May 4, to capture their 17th Interior Conference title in franchise history. (Photo: Tami Quan/Tami Quan Photography)
Edmonton Oilers centre Connor McDavid, left, and Los Angeles Kings defenceman Mikey Anderson battle during the first period in Game 6 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series Thursday, May 12, 2022, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Pair of Canadian clubs see NHL playoff matchups extended to Game 7

Edmonton-L.A. and Toronto-Tampa Bay series go the distance

Edmonton Oilers centre Connor McDavid, left, and Los Angeles Kings defenceman Mikey Anderson battle during the first period in Game 6 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series Thursday, May 12, 2022, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
Lake Country hockey players Brooke Disher (left) and Jade Iginla are among 40 players contesting for spots on Canada's U18 Women's Team that will compete at the World Championships in Sweden in January. (Facebook photos)

Lake Country athletes look to skate into Team Canada sweaters

Jade Iginla and Brooke Disher invited to Canada camp to determine World Championship roster

Lake Country hockey players Brooke Disher (left) and Jade Iginla are among 40 players contesting for spots on Canada's U18 Women's Team that will compete at the World Championships in Sweden in January. (Facebook photos)
The Montreal Canadiens logo is projected onto the ice during a pre-game ceremony prior to their NHL hockey home opener against the Chicago Blackhawks, in Montreal on Tuesday, October 10, 2017. The Montreal Canadiens won the 2022 NHL draft lottery on Tuesday night and have the first selection for the upcoming draft at their home arena. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
The Montreal Canadiens logo is projected onto the ice during a pre-game ceremony prior to their NHL hockey home opener against the Chicago Blackhawks, in Montreal on Tuesday, October 10, 2017. The Montreal Canadiens won the 2022 NHL draft lottery on Tuesday night and have the first selection for the upcoming draft at their home arena. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
Penticton Vees defenseman Ryan Hopkins is ranked No. 101 on the NHL’s Central Scouting Rankings for the 2022 draft in Montreal. (Photo: Jack Murray)

Penticton Vees’ Ryan Hopkins among players included on NHL draft rankings list

The Vees defenseman is one of four players from the B.C. Hockey League to make the list

Penticton Vees defenseman Ryan Hopkins is ranked No. 101 on the NHL’s Central Scouting Rankings for the 2022 draft in Montreal. (Photo: Jack Murray)
The Penticton swept the West Kelowna Warriors in the Interior Conference Finals, booking their ticket to the Fred Page Cup Finals in the process. (Photo: Cherie Morgan/Cherie Morgan Photography)

Penticton Vees Fred Page Cup Finals schedule released, tickets on sale May 6

The Vees will battle the Nanaimo Clippers in Game No. 1 of the fourth-round hockey series on May 13

The Penticton swept the West Kelowna Warriors in the Interior Conference Finals, booking their ticket to the Fred Page Cup Finals in the process. (Photo: Cherie Morgan/Cherie Morgan Photography)
FILE - In this April 7, 2012, file photo, Anaheim Ducks’ Sheldon Brookbank, left, checks Calgary Flames’ Akim Aliu, a Nigerian-born Canadian, during third period of an NHL hockey game in Calgary, Alberta. Aliu’s book titled “Akim Aliu Dreamer: Growing Up Black in the World of Hockey,” is due out in February and shares a journey of being a Nigerian-born child of mixed-race parents attempting to assimilate at a young age in Ukraine and Canada. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jeff McIntosh, File)

Aliu lands book deal on how he confronted racism in hockey

Graphic novel shares Aliu’s dealing with the difficulties of assimilating in Ukraine and Canada

FILE - In this April 7, 2012, file photo, Anaheim Ducks’ Sheldon Brookbank, left, checks Calgary Flames’ Akim Aliu, a Nigerian-born Canadian, during third period of an NHL hockey game in Calgary, Alberta. Aliu’s book titled “Akim Aliu Dreamer: Growing Up Black in the World of Hockey,” is due out in February and shares a journey of being a Nigerian-born child of mixed-race parents attempting to assimilate at a young age in Ukraine and Canada. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jeff McIntosh, File)
The Penticton Vees cruised to a 6-1 victory on Wednesday night, May 4, to capture their 17th Interior Conference title in franchise history. (Photo: Tami Quan/Tami Quan Photography)

Kaeden Lane leads Penticton Vees to 17th Interior Conference title in franchise history

The Vees will play the Nanaimo Clippers in the Fred Page Cup Finals

The Penticton Vees cruised to a 6-1 victory on Wednesday night, May 4, to capture their 17th Interior Conference title in franchise history. (Photo: Tami Quan/Tami Quan Photography)
After a three-year hiatus, the Vancouver Canucks Young Stars Classic will return to the South Okanagan Events Centre. (Mark Brett - Western News)

Vancouver Canucks bringing Young Stars Classic back to Penticton

The multi-day event ran in the Peach City from 2010 to 2018

After a three-year hiatus, the Vancouver Canucks Young Stars Classic will return to the South Okanagan Events Centre. (Mark Brett - Western News)
Vancouver Canucks head coach Bruce Boudreau, back, stands on the bench behind from left to right, Justin Bailey, Juho Lammikko, of Finland, Matthew Highmore and Brock Boeser while coaching in his 1,000th NHL game during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the St. Louis Blues in Vancouver, on Sunday, Jan. 23, 2022. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press)

Vancouver Canucks have June 1 deadline to re-sign coach Bruce Boudreau

Team president Rutherford won’t commit to contract extension

Vancouver Canucks head coach Bruce Boudreau, back, stands on the bench behind from left to right, Justin Bailey, Juho Lammikko, of Finland, Matthew Highmore and Brock Boeser while coaching in his 1,000th NHL game during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the St. Louis Blues in Vancouver, on Sunday, Jan. 23, 2022. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press)