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Lynden Lakovic (right) from Kelowna, B.C. is a forward for the Moose Jaw Warriors and was selected as a member of the Canada Black team in the 2022 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge. (Langley Events Centre/Special to The News)

Only 1 Canadian team gets win in first day of World Under-17 Hockey Challenge

United States, Sweden, and Canada Black all won their Nov. 3 matchups

Lynden Lakovic (right) from Kelowna, B.C. is a forward for the Moose Jaw Warriors and was selected as a member of the Canada Black team in the 2022 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge. (Langley Events Centre/Special to The News)
Former Vancouver Canucks defenceman Kevin Bieksa, who signed a one-day contract with the NHL hockey team to officially retire, takes a break as he skates with the team at the start of practice, in Vancouver, B.C., Thursday, Nov. 3, 2022. Bieksa will be honoured by the team with a retirement celebration prior to their game against the Anaheim Ducks on Thursday night. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

‘I always considered myself a Canuck:’ Bieksa officially retires in Vancouver

Former Canuck signed a one-day contract in order to close his career with Vancouver

Former Vancouver Canucks defenceman Kevin Bieksa, who signed a one-day contract with the NHL hockey team to officially retire, takes a break as he skates with the team at the start of practice, in Vancouver, B.C., Thursday, Nov. 3, 2022. Bieksa will be honoured by the team with a retirement celebration prior to their game against the Anaheim Ducks on Thursday night. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
The Penticton Vees used a two-goal comeback on Wednesday night to defeat the Cranbrook Bucks 4-3 in overtime. (Photo- Cherie Morgan)

Penticton Vees make franchise history after thrilling overtime win against Cranbrook

The Vees have won 12 games in a row to start the season, setting a franchise record

The Penticton Vees used a two-goal comeback on Wednesday night to defeat the Cranbrook Bucks 4-3 in overtime. (Photo- Cherie Morgan)
The Penticton Silver Bullets senior men’s hockey team battled the Powell River Regals on the road last weekend, going 1-1 during the two-game set. (Contributed)

NHL talent on Penticton Silver Bullets roster; team splits weekend set in Powell River

The Silver Bullets return home in December for a rematch with the Regals

The Penticton Silver Bullets senior men’s hockey team battled the Powell River Regals on the road last weekend, going 1-1 during the two-game set. (Contributed)
FILE- Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith lifts the Stanley Cup after the Blackhawks defeated the Philadelphia Flyers 4-3 in overtime to win Game 6 of the NHL Stanley Cup hockey final June 9, 2010, in Philadelphia. Keith will be inducted into the Penticton Vees’ Ring of Honour on Nov. 23. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)

Duncan Keith to become 16th member of the Penticton Vees’ Ring of Honour

The three-time Stanley Cup champion will be joined by longtime Vees broadcaster Al Formo

FILE- Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith lifts the Stanley Cup after the Blackhawks defeated the Philadelphia Flyers 4-3 in overtime to win Game 6 of the NHL Stanley Cup hockey final June 9, 2010, in Philadelphia. Keith will be inducted into the Penticton Vees’ Ring of Honour on Nov. 23. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)
Kelowna’s Kelsey Serwa with a silver medal at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. (Photo/BC Sports Hall of Fame)

B.C.’s Kelsey Serwa headed to sports hall of fame

2012 Pentiction Vees BCHL team also being inducted

Kelowna’s Kelsey Serwa with a silver medal at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. (Photo/BC Sports Hall of Fame)
Nanaimo mayor Leonard Krog sported a Penticton Vees jersey at the city’s council meeting on Monday night, Oct. 24, after losing a bet in May. (Photo- City of Nanaimo)

‘You look ridiculous’: Nanaimo mayor wears Penticton Vees jersey after losing bet

Mayor Leonard Krog also delivered Nanaimo bars to Penticton city hall in June

Nanaimo mayor Leonard Krog sported a Penticton Vees jersey at the city’s council meeting on Monday night, Oct. 24, after losing a bet in May. (Photo- City of Nanaimo)
From 2014 to 2018, Scott Robinson, at right, played for the Sicamous Eagles and the Summerland Steam. (Black Press file photo)

Former Summerland hockey player now a mortgage broker

Scott Robinson played for Summerland Steam and Sicamous Eagles

From 2014 to 2018, Scott Robinson, at right, played for the Sicamous Eagles and the Summerland Steam. (Black Press file photo)
Aydar Suniev on Thursday, Oct. 20, in Chilliwack. (Photo- Penticton Vees, Twitter: @PentictonVees)

Penticton Vees mount comeback to stun Alberni Valley; record 10th straight victory

The Vees have won 26 games in a row, dating back to last year’s playoff run

Aydar Suniev on Thursday, Oct. 20, in Chilliwack. (Photo- Penticton Vees, Twitter: @PentictonVees)
The Penticton Vees extended their win streak to nine games Wednesday night, Oct. 19. (Photo- Garrett James)

Penticton Vees extend win streak to 9 at BCHL Showcase in Chilliwack

The Vees hit the ice Thursday afternoon to continue league-wide showcase

The Penticton Vees extended their win streak to nine games Wednesday night, Oct. 19. (Photo- Garrett James)
Brothers Josh and Bradly Nadeau have been named the BCHL first stars, individually, in a span of two weeks. (Photo: Cherie Morgan/Cherie Morgan Photography)

Penticton Vees’ brotherly duo are ‘first stars’ in B.C. Hockey League

Josh and Bradly Nadeau have both been named ‘first stars of the week,’ lead BCHL in scoring

Brothers Josh and Bradly Nadeau have been named the BCHL first stars, individually, in a span of two weeks. (Photo: Cherie Morgan/Cherie Morgan Photography)
Penticton Vees defenceman Gabriel Guilbault will play for Team Canada Red at the annual World U-17 Hockey Challenge from Nov. 3 to 12 in Langley and Delta. (Photo- Jack Murray)

Penticton Vees defenceman selected for Team Canada at World U-17 Hockey Challenge

Gabriel Guilbault will play the international showcase in Langley and Delta Nov. 3 to 12

Penticton Vees defenceman Gabriel Guilbault will play for Team Canada Red at the annual World U-17 Hockey Challenge from Nov. 3 to 12 in Langley and Delta. (Photo- Jack Murray)
The Penticton Silver Bullets returned to Memorial Arena on Oct. 14, for the first time in 28 years. (Photo- Cherie Morgan Photography)

PHOTOS: A ‘special’ weekend in Penticton as men’s hockey team returns after 28 years

The Silver Bullets returned to Memorial Arena with two wins against the Powell River Regals

The Penticton Silver Bullets returned to Memorial Arena on Oct. 14, for the first time in 28 years. (Photo- Cherie Morgan Photography)
(Penticton Vees, Twitter)

Penticton Vees win overtime thriller in Merritt to stay undefeated

Bradly Nadeau scored twice, including the overtime winner, to extend the Vees’ win streak

(Penticton Vees, Twitter)
Former justice of the Supreme Court of Canada Thomas Cromwell looks on before being invested as a Companion of the Order of Canada during a ceremony at Rideau Hall in Ottawa on Thursday, March 14, 2019. Cromwell recommended wholesale change at Hockey Canada a day before the embattled sports organization’s president and CEO and board resigned on Tuesday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Hockey Canada board resigned after justice Thomas Cromwell’s recommendation

Report: Hockey Canada’s leadership had lost the confidence of stakeholders, major teardown needed

Former justice of the Supreme Court of Canada Thomas Cromwell looks on before being invested as a Companion of the Order of Canada during a ceremony at Rideau Hall in Ottawa on Thursday, March 14, 2019. Cromwell recommended wholesale change at Hockey Canada a day before the embattled sports organization’s president and CEO and board resigned on Tuesday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Talyn Boyko after being named MVP of the Kelowna Rockets in the 2021/22 WHL season. (Regan Bartel/Submitted)

Reigning Kelowna Rockets MVP signs NHL contract

Talyn Boyko was the starting goalie for Kelowna in 2021/22 season

Talyn Boyko after being named MVP of the Kelowna Rockets in the 2021/22 WHL season. (Regan Bartel/Submitted)
A consultant report suggests Memorial Arena and McLaren Arena both be demolished to make way for a twinned-rink facility. (Brennan Phillips Western News)

Penticton men’s hockey team reforms after 28 years, returns to Memorial Arena

Penticton Silver Bullets begin their quest for the Coy Cup against Powell River on Oct. 14

A consultant report suggests Memorial Arena and McLaren Arena both be demolished to make way for a twinned-rink facility. (Brennan Phillips Western News)
A Hockey Canada logo is shown on the jersey of a player with Canada’s National Junior Team during a training camp practice in Calgary, Alta., Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2022. Nike has suspended its partnership with and paused support for Hockey Canada as the sports organization faces increasing pressure to handle alleged sexual assaults. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

CEO Scott Smith out at Hockey Canada, board of directors resigns

Organization under intense scrutiny over handling of sexual assault scandals

A Hockey Canada logo is shown on the jersey of a player with Canada’s National Junior Team during a training camp practice in Calgary, Alta., Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2022. Nike has suspended its partnership with and paused support for Hockey Canada as the sports organization faces increasing pressure to handle alleged sexual assaults. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Andrea Skinner, Interim Chair of the Board of Directors, Hockey Canada, is pictured on ParlVU as she appears virtually as a witness at a House of Commons Committee on Canadian Heritage on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Sport minister says Hockey Canada leadership still must change after chair resigns

Pascale St-Onge issued the statement on Sunday, a day after Andrea Skinner resigned as the interim chair

Andrea Skinner, Interim Chair of the Board of Directors, Hockey Canada, is pictured on ParlVU as she appears virtually as a witness at a House of Commons Committee on Canadian Heritage on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick