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The Penticton Vees celebrate winning the BCHL championship after sweeping the Nanaimo Clippers, winning Game 4 at Nanaimo’s Frank Crane Arena. (Greg Sakaki/Black Press Media)

City of Penticton declares May 24 ‘Vees Day,’ championship parade coming up

The team completed a sweep of the Nanaimo Clippers on May 18 to become BCHL Champions

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

Penticton-based Lake City Basketball won the division title at the Spring Showcase Tournament in Coquitlam on May 14 and 15. From left to right: Jasdeep Dhaliwal, Ambrose Colbeck, Liam Reid, Kai Rippy, Jaxson Bartsch. Back row (L>R): Graydon Kulak, Mateo Ducheck, Jonah Colley, Miller Jurcic, Balkaran Lidhar and Russ Reid. (Photo- Lake City Basketball)

Penticton U13 basketball team wins division title on Lower Mainland

The team improved to 7-2 on the season with four straight wins at the Coquitlam spring invitational

The Penticton Vees celebrate winning the BCHL championship after sweeping the Nanaimo Clippers, winning Game 4 at Nanaimo’s Frank Crane Arena. (Greg Sakaki/Black Press Media)

Come out and welcome home the BCHL Champions outside the SOEC Thursday afternoon

The Penticton Vees will return home from Nanaimo at approximately 4:30 p.m.

The Penticton Vees celebrate winning the BCHL championship after sweeping the Nanaimo Clippers, winning Game 4 at Nanaimo’s Frank Crane Arena. (Greg Sakaki/Black Press Media)
Penticton Vees alternate captain Frank Djurasevic is first to hoist the BCHL championship after his team’s Game 4 win against the Nanaimo Clippers on Wednesday, May 18, at Nanaimo’s Frank Crane Arena. (Greg Sakaki/Black Press Media)

Penticton Vees blow out Nanaimo Clippers to sweep series and win BCHL championship

Penticton wins Game 4 by 8-2 score Wednesday, May 18, in Nanaimo

Penticton Vees alternate captain Frank Djurasevic is first to hoist the BCHL championship after his team’s Game 4 win against the Nanaimo Clippers on Wednesday, May 18, at Nanaimo’s Frank Crane Arena. (Greg Sakaki/Black Press Media)
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)
Skaha Bluffs will be hosting a climbing festival May 28 and 29. (Photo by Dave Mai/DM Productions)

Skaha Climbers Festival auction to support of park watcher program

The program finds work for individuals with barriers to employment

Skaha Bluffs will be hosting a climbing festival May 28 and 29. (Photo by Dave Mai/DM Productions)
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)
Penticton resident Diane Nielsen (third to right) was inducted into the Skate Canada British Columbia/Yukon Hall of Fame on April 30. (Photo- Skate Canada, BC/YK Section)

Penticton resident left speechless after Skate Canada B.C. Hall of Fame induction

Diane Nielsen was inducted into the builder category after 50 years of serving the community

Penticton resident Diane Nielsen (third to right) was inducted into the Skate Canada British Columbia/Yukon Hall of Fame on April 30. (Photo- Skate Canada, BC/YK Section)
Kevin Cutjar from Penticton crossed the finish line with a time of just over 10 hours to seize the 55-59 age bracket champion title on May 7. (Ironman - FinisherPix)

Penticton athlete an Ironman Champion

Kevin Cutjar took the title for the 55-59 age bracket

Kevin Cutjar from Penticton crossed the finish line with a time of just over 10 hours to seize the 55-59 age bracket champion title on May 7. (Ironman - FinisherPix)
The Vernon Iron Ghost Construction Tigers (white jerseys) were slated to play the South Okanagan Flames in their Thompson Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League home opener Saturday, May 7, at Kal Tire Place. The Flames, though, did not have enough players for the game and forfeited the contest, 1-0. (Black Press file photo)

Vernon Tigers score forfeit junior lacrosse win over South Okanagan

Flames cite lack of players for Thompson Okanagan Junior League tilt; Vernon wins 1-0

The Vernon Iron Ghost Construction Tigers (white jerseys) were slated to play the South Okanagan Flames in their Thompson Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League home opener Saturday, May 7, at Kal Tire Place. The Flames, though, did not have enough players for the game and forfeited the contest, 1-0. (Black Press file photo)
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)
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)
Luc Wilson and Beanie Richter each scored twice on Monday, May 2, propelling the Penticton Vees to a 5-2 victory and 3-0 series lead in the Interior Conference Finals. (Photo: Penticton Vees)

Penticton Vees’ Beanie Richter, Luc Wilson propel team to commanding 3-0 series lead

A Vees win on Wednesday, May 4 will put the Penticton team playing the finals for the Fred Page Cup

Luc Wilson and Beanie Richter each scored twice on Monday, May 2, propelling the Penticton Vees to a 5-2 victory and 3-0 series lead in the Interior Conference Finals. (Photo: Penticton Vees)
Vees right winger Casey McDonald takes the puck to the Warriors. (Cherie Morgan/Cherie Morgan Photography)

Penticton Vees shutout West Kelowna 6-0 in second win of series

Warriors will have to try and dig themselves out of this hole on home ice Monday

Vees right winger Casey McDonald takes the puck to the Warriors. (Cherie Morgan/Cherie Morgan Photography)
Jackson Nieuwendyk scored three times in the Penticton Vees’ 8-1 victory against the West Kelowna Warriors on Friday, April 29, in the first game of the Interior Conference Finals. (Photo: Cherie Morgan/Cherie Morgan Photography)

Penticton Vees’ Jackson Nieuwendyk scores hat trick, leads team to 8-1 playoff victory

Game No. 2 of the Interior Conference Finals goes on Saturday at the SOEC

Jackson Nieuwendyk scored three times in the Penticton Vees’ 8-1 victory against the West Kelowna Warriors on Friday, April 29, in the first game of the Interior Conference Finals. (Photo: Cherie Morgan/Cherie Morgan Photography)
The Penticton Vees will begin their Interior Conference Finals series against the West Kelowna Warriors on Friday, April 29, at the South Okanagan Events Centre. Fred Harbinson’s squad defeated the Trail Smoke Eaters and Prince George Spruce Kings in succession to reach the playoffs’ third round. (Photo: James Doyle)

‘We’ve learned a lot’: Penticton Vees’ Fred Harbinson reflects on team’s recent success

The team’s third-round playoff series against the West Kelowna Warriors begins on April 29

The Penticton Vees will begin their Interior Conference Finals series against the West Kelowna Warriors on Friday, April 29, at the South Okanagan Events Centre. Fred Harbinson’s squad defeated the Trail Smoke Eaters and Prince George Spruce Kings in succession to reach the playoffs’ third round. (Photo: James Doyle)
Penticton Vees goaltender Kaeden Lane contributed to the team’s league-best goals-against average mark during the 2021-2022 regular season. (Photo: Jack Murray)

Coaches from Penticton Vees, West Kelowna Warriors preview anticipated playoff series

The first game of the Interior Conference Finals will be played on Friday, April 29, at the SOEC

Penticton Vees goaltender Kaeden Lane contributed to the team’s league-best goals-against average mark during the 2021-2022 regular season. (Photo: Jack Murray)