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Vancouver Canucks’ Bo Horvat responds to questions during a news conference ahead of the NHL hockey team’s training camp in Vancouver, B.C. on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022. Last year, the club finished five points shy of a playoff spot with a 40-30-12 record.
This year needs to be different, said captain Horvat. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Vancouver Canucks’ Bo Horvat responds to questions during a news conference ahead of the NHL hockey team’s training camp in Vancouver, B.C. on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022. Last year, the club finished five points shy of a playoff spot with a 40-30-12 record.
This year needs to be different, said captain Horvat. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
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. Media outlets are reporting that Andrea Skinner, interim chair of Hockey Canada’s board of directors, has submitted her resignation. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Andrea Skinner resigns as interim chair of Hockey Canada’s board of directors

Organization under fire for handling of widespread sexual assault allegations against players

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. Media outlets are reporting that Andrea Skinner, interim chair of Hockey Canada’s board of directors, has submitted her resignation. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Many eyes will be on Connor McDavid and Auston Matthews as the NHL gets set to resume play. (Photo: Sportsnet)

Drop the puck: What you need to know about the 2022-23 NHL season

32 teams set to play 1,312 games over 189 days, starting Friday in Prague

Many eyes will be on Connor McDavid and Auston Matthews as the NHL gets set to resume play. (Photo: Sportsnet)
Abbotsford’s Jake Virtanen, shown here in preseason action on Oct. 5 against the Vancouver Canucks at the Abbotsford Centre, has been released from his professional try out. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

Ex-Canuck Jake Virtanen released by Edmonton Oilers

Former Canucks first round draft pick fails to stick with NHL team

Abbotsford’s Jake Virtanen, shown here in preseason action on Oct. 5 against the Vancouver Canucks at the Abbotsford Centre, has been released from his professional try out. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
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Okanagan resort cuts ties with Hockey Canada following assault allegations

Predator Ridge set plans in motion in June, becoming one of the first organizations to do so

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The Penticton Vees announced on Tuesday that the SOEC's capacity restrictions have been lifted. (Penticton Vees photo)

‘Vee-va Las Vegas’: Reunions and giveaways headline hockey weekend in Penticton

‘Thanks-Giving’ weekend at the SOEC features a pair of Vees games and a special reunion

The Penticton Vees announced on Tuesday that the SOEC's capacity restrictions have been lifted. (Penticton Vees photo)
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, Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Sponsorship boycott of Hockey Canada’s men’s programs grows amid calls for change

A growing list of top-tier corporate sponsors are pulling their support for…

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, Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Vancouver’s Elias Pettersson dekes around Edmonton’s Darnell Nurse during NHL preseason action at the Abbotsford Centre on Wednesday (Oct. 5). (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

Vancouver Canucks post first 2022-23 preseason win in Abbotsford

Canucks defeat the Edmonton Oilers 5-4 in front of a sold out Abbotsford Centre

Vancouver’s Elias Pettersson dekes around Edmonton’s Darnell Nurse during NHL preseason action at the Abbotsford Centre on Wednesday (Oct. 5). (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
A Hockey Canada document is review by a member of Parliament during a House of Commons Committee on Canadian Heritage looking into safe sport in Canada on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Trudeau says it “boggles the mind that Hockey Canada is continuing to dig in its heels”

Hockey Quebec has ‘lost confidence’ in Hockey Canada; withholding funds

A Hockey Canada document is review by a member of Parliament during a House of Commons Committee on Canadian Heritage looking into safe sport in Canada on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Penticton Vees forward Josh Nadeau posted six points in two games this weekend, earning the BCHL’s first star of the week honours in the process. (Photo- Jack Murray)

Penticton Vees’ Josh Nadeau caps perfect week with B.C. Hockey League Award

The Vees are back in action Friday night when they host the Merritt Centennials

Penticton Vees forward Josh Nadeau posted six points in two games this weekend, earning the BCHL’s first star of the week honours in the process. (Photo- Jack Murray)
Nashville Predators forward Yakov Trenin (13) and Dallas Stars forward Jamie Benn (14) react after being called for penalties by referee Garrett Rank (48) during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2022, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)

Behind the stripes: What 3 NHL officials enjoy off the ice

Referees, linesman say sharing other aspects of lives helps humanize them

Nashville Predators forward Yakov Trenin (13) and Dallas Stars forward Jamie Benn (14) react after being called for penalties by referee Garrett Rank (48) during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2022, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)
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Lace them up and Play On!: Canada’s largest road hockey tournament hits the pavement in Kelowna

Water Street will be closed until 11 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 2 because of the tournament

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The Penticton Vees used a multi-point performance from Josh Nadeau on Friday night, Sept. 30, in a 6-1 victory against the Salmon Arm Silverbacks. (Photo- Chris Fowler/Salmon Arm Silverbacks)

Josh Nadeau leads Penticton Vees to perfect September in 6-1 triumph over Salmon Arm

Penticton has won 19 straight games, dating back to last year’s playoff run

The Penticton Vees used a multi-point performance from Josh Nadeau on Friday night, Sept. 30, in a 6-1 victory against the Salmon Arm Silverbacks. (Photo- Chris Fowler/Salmon Arm Silverbacks)
Kunlun Red Star’s Ethan Werek, center, fights for the puck with Amur’s Alexander Gorshkov, left, and Amur’s Alexander Sharov, right, during the Kontinental Hockey League ice hockey match between Kunlun Red Star Beijing and Amur Khabarovsk in Mytishchi, just outside Moscow, Russia, on November 15, 2021. Canadians continue to play hockey for Kontinental Hockey League teams in Russia and Belarus despite the Canadian government’s warning to get out of those countries. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Alexander Zemlianichenko

Feds tell Canadian hockey players with KHL teams in Russia, Belarus to get out

48 Canadian players are on KHL club rosters this season, the most from any country outside Russia

Kunlun Red Star’s Ethan Werek, center, fights for the puck with Amur’s Alexander Gorshkov, left, and Amur’s Alexander Sharov, right, during the Kontinental Hockey League ice hockey match between Kunlun Red Star Beijing and Amur Khabarovsk in Mytishchi, just outside Moscow, Russia, on November 15, 2021. Canadians continue to play hockey for Kontinental Hockey League teams in Russia and Belarus despite the Canadian government’s warning to get out of those countries. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Alexander Zemlianichenko
FILE - Colorado Avalanche center Nathan MacKinnon lifts the Stanley Cup after the team defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 6 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals on Sunday, June 26, 2022, in Tampa, Fla. The Colorado Avalanche are making Nathan MacKinnon the highest-paid player in the NHL’s salary cap era. MacKinnon, who just turned 27 earlier this month, signed an eight-year contract that is worth $100.8 million, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022, because the team did not announce terms of the contract. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)

Training camps open around NHL after another short offseason

NHL back with a chance to finally get back on a normal schedule

FILE - Colorado Avalanche center Nathan MacKinnon lifts the Stanley Cup after the team defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 6 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals on Sunday, June 26, 2022, in Tampa, Fla. The Colorado Avalanche are making Nathan MacKinnon the highest-paid player in the NHL’s salary cap era. MacKinnon, who just turned 27 earlier this month, signed an eight-year contract that is worth $100.8 million, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022, because the team did not announce terms of the contract. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)
Penticton Vees forward Luc Wilson lifts the BCHL championship at Nanaimo’s Frank Crane Arena last spring. (Greg Sakaki photo)

Penticton Vees to raise 4 championship banners at SOEC before season opener

The Vees host the Trail Smoke Eaters in the team’s first game of the season Friday night

Penticton Vees forward Luc Wilson lifts the BCHL championship at Nanaimo’s Frank Crane Arena last spring. (Greg Sakaki photo)
Vancouver Canucks mascot Fin riding the South Okanagan Events Centre Zamboni during the team’s appearance at the 2022 Young Stars Classic in Penticton. (Credit- Vancouver Canucks)

VIDEO: Vancouver Canucks release thank you video to Penticton after Young Stars Classic

The team released a special tribute video to Peach City for hosting the tournament

Vancouver Canucks mascot Fin riding the South Okanagan Events Centre Zamboni during the team’s appearance at the 2022 Young Stars Classic in Penticton. (Credit- Vancouver Canucks)
The Vancouver Canucks finished the 2022 Young Stars Classic with a 2-1 record, after getting standout performances from Danila Klimovich and Tristen Nielsen. (Marissa Baecker/Shoot the Breeze)

PHOTOS: Breakout weekend for Vancouver Canucks’ top prospects in Penticton

The Canucks finished the weekend with a 2-1 record, dropping its final game to the undefeated Oilers

The Vancouver Canucks finished the 2022 Young Stars Classic with a 2-1 record, after getting standout performances from Danila Klimovich and Tristen Nielsen. (Marissa Baecker/Shoot the Breeze)
Abbotsford’s Jake Virtanen, shown here during his sexual assault trial this summer, has agreed to a professional tryout agreement with the Edmonton Oilers. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

Ex-Canuck Virtanen given shot at joining Oilers after not-guilty sex assault verdict

Virtanen hasn’t played professionally since he was put on leave in 2021

Abbotsford’s Jake Virtanen, shown here during his sexual assault trial this summer, has agreed to a professional tryout agreement with the Edmonton Oilers. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)
The 2022 Young Stars Classic returns to Penticton Friday, Sept. 16. Prospects from the Edmonton Oilers battled those from the Winnipeg Jets to kick off the action. (Brennan Phillips- Western News)

PHOTOS: NHL prospects shine in Penticton at 2022 Young Stars Classic

Action continues Saturday night at the SOEC with the Battle of Alberta

The 2022 Young Stars Classic returns to Penticton Friday, Sept. 16. Prospects from the Edmonton Oilers battled those from the Winnipeg Jets to kick off the action. (Brennan Phillips- Western News)