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Hundreds of teddy bears and winter wear were thrown on the ice at the start of the third period when Penticton Vees scored their first goal of the game against West Kelowna on Saturday night. (Logan Lockhart Western News)

Penticton Vees fans wait until 3rd period to toss teddy bears on the ice

Vees come from behind and win 3-2 in overtime against West Kelowna Warriors

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

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

Spencer Smith finished the two-game road trip with three points (2G, 1A). (Jack Murray)

Sweep on the Sunshine Coast: Penticton Vees beat Kings 4-2

Next game is Teddy Bear Toss on Saturday, Dec. 3

  • Nov 27, 2022
Spencer Smith finished the two-game road trip with three points (2G, 1A). (Jack Murray)
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)
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)
Micah Rodrigues captured a silver medal at the 2023 BC/YT Super Series Sectional Championships in Coquitlam on Nov. 13. (Contributed)

Penticton figure skater shines with a podium finish at provincials in Coquitlam

Micah Rodrigues captured a silver medal at the showcase on Nov. 13

Micah Rodrigues captured a silver medal at the 2023 BC/YT Super Series Sectional Championships in Coquitlam on Nov. 13. (Contributed)
A pair of 14s – Collin Kozijn of the North Okanagan Knights, left, and Nash Bishop of the hometown Summerland Steam, in black - battle for the puck in KIJHL action Tuesday, Nov. 22. The Knights won the game 3-2 in overtime. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

North Okanagan Knights edge Summerland Steam in OT

KIJHL - Knights extend winning streak to five games with 3-2 victory on the road Tuesday, Nov. 22

A pair of 14s – Collin Kozijn of the North Okanagan Knights, left, and Nash Bishop of the hometown Summerland Steam, in black - battle for the puck in KIJHL action Tuesday, Nov. 22. The Knights won the game 3-2 in overtime. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
The two-time defending champion Winnipeg Blue Bombers (bottom, right) meet the Toronto Argonauts in the CFL’s Grey Cup championship for the first time since 1950 today, Sunday, Nov. 20, at 3 p.m. Pacific in Regina. (Black Press)

Bombers favoured by six on Grey Cup Sunday

Winnipeg seeks third straight CFL title, taking on Toronto Argonauts, who last won Cup in 2017

The two-time defending champion Winnipeg Blue Bombers (bottom, right) meet the Toronto Argonauts in the CFL’s Grey Cup championship for the first time since 1950 today, Sunday, Nov. 20, at 3 p.m. Pacific in Regina. (Black Press)
Penticton Vees celebrate their 20th win in front of hometown fans in Saturday night game action against Prince George. Vees won 4-1. (Cherie Morgan)

Penticton Vees make it 20 wins and counting

Saturday’s win was the 700th Junior ‘A’ victory for Vees’ head coach Fred Harbinson

Penticton Vees celebrate their 20th win in front of hometown fans in Saturday night game action against Prince George. Vees won 4-1. (Cherie Morgan)
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)
Luca Di Pasquo was the Vees’ best player, as the 19-year-old goaltender stopped 31 shots. (Jack Murray photo)

Penticton Vees keep streak alive in a dramatic 2-1 shootout over Trail

Luca Di Pasquo was the Vees’ best player, as the 19-year-old goaltender stopped 31 shots

  • Nov 13, 2022
Luca Di Pasquo was the Vees’ best player, as the 19-year-old goaltender stopped 31 shots. (Jack Murray photo)
Alec Henderson is the first skier from Western Canada to earn a spot on the nation’s “NextGen” slopestyle team. (Submitted)

Penticton skier becomes first Western Canadian in 7 years to make slopestyle team

Alec Henderson is currently competing for Canada at a World Cup event in Austria

Alec Henderson is the first skier from Western Canada to earn a spot on the nation’s “NextGen” slopestyle team. (Submitted)
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)
Oren Korvin, 9, Noah Sabourin, 10, and Tomas Korvin, 11, pictured after representing Penticton as the Crushers Youth Climbing Team in Coquitlam from Nov. 5. to 6. (Submitted)

Penticton boys rocked at indoor climbing tournament in Coquitlam

Oren Korvin, Noah Sabourin and Tomas Korvin all finished in the top 10 at a provincial competition

Oren Korvin, 9, Noah Sabourin, 10, and Tomas Korvin, 11, pictured after representing Penticton as the Crushers Youth Climbing Team in Coquitlam from Nov. 5. to 6. (Submitted)
(Penticton Vees, Facebook)

Penticton Vees host Veterans Night on Remembrance Day

Admission is free for veterans and cadets will be handing out poppies by donation on the concourse

(Penticton Vees, Facebook)
Penticton Vees head coach Fred Harbinson shouts out instructions during a team practice March 12, 2020 at the South Okanagan Events Centre, shortly after the remainder of the BCHL season was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. (Mark Brett - Western News)

‘Got a question?’ Penticton Vees’ Fred Harbinson opens up to public at local pub

The team is hosting a meet-and-greet on Wednesday night, Nov 9, at Match Eatery

Penticton Vees head coach Fred Harbinson shouts out instructions during a team practice March 12, 2020 at the South Okanagan Events Centre, shortly after the remainder of the BCHL season was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. (Mark Brett - Western News)
The Penticton Vees are calling upon their fans to design a holiday-themed warmup jersey this season. (Photo- Penticton Vees) 
The Penticton Vees are calling upon their fans to design a holiday-themed warmup jersey this season. (Photo- Penticton Vees)

Penticton Vees invite fans to design a warmup jersey in time for the holidays

Fans have until Nov. 25 to submit their entries to the team

The Penticton Vees are calling upon their fans to design a holiday-themed warmup jersey this season. (Photo- Penticton Vees) 
The Penticton Vees are calling upon their fans to design a holiday-themed warmup jersey this season. (Photo- Penticton Vees)
Vees hit sweet 16 with 5-1 win over the Wild on Saturday. (Cherie Morgan)

Sweet 16 for the Penticton Vees

Vees beat Wenatchee Wild 5-1 in front of over 2,800 fans

Vees hit sweet 16 with 5-1 win over the Wild on Saturday. (Cherie Morgan)
The North Okanagan Knights, wearing their Movember-themed jerseys, celebrate a goal by Tag Bryson (second from left) against the Columbia Valley Rockies in a 7-4 KIJHL loss Friday, Nov. 4, at Armstrong’s Nor-Val Sports Centre. (Tanya Seibel Photo)

Summerland Steam melt North Okanagan Knights

KIJHL - Steam roll into Armstrong and skate away with 3-1 victory Saturday, Nov. 5

The North Okanagan Knights, wearing their Movember-themed jerseys, celebrate a goal by Tag Bryson (second from left) against the Columbia Valley Rockies in a 7-4 KIJHL loss Friday, Nov. 4, at Armstrong’s Nor-Val Sports Centre. (Tanya Seibel Photo)