Penticton Vees celebrate a goal in their second win to start their season on Saturday night at the SOEC. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Penticton Vees celebrate a goal in their second win to start their season on Saturday night at the SOEC. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Penticton Vees head into final weekend tied for first in league

The Vees have two games to take the top spot

The Penticton Vees play tonight in the first of their final back-to-back games of the season.

The special pod season will wrap up first with the final game against the Trail Smoke Eaters at 6 p.m. on Saturday, followed by the final game against the Cranbrook Bucks at 4 p.m. on Sunday.

Following the final game, the Vees will present the season’s awards on Monday.

Vees fans will have a chance over the weekend to vote for the Fan Favourite Award until 7 p.m. on Sunday.

The Vees have had a dominating season of play, picking up 16 wins, with five shut-outs over the season. The team faced only a single regulation time loss, with the other coming in a shootout.

Penticton is currently tied with 33 points for first place in the BC Hockey League standings with the Surrey Eagles. The Eagles only have one game left to play as the Vees look to take the top spot overall.

On Monday, the team will unveil the recipients of this year’s awards for the season. The thirteen awards are listed below.

  • Unsung Hero (sponsored by Lang Vineyards)
  • Most Improved Player (sponsored by Sherwood Signs & Graphics)
  • Best Conditioned Athlete (sponsored by Murray GM)
  • Robert Skinner Courage Award (sponsored by Canadian Tire)
  • Most Inspirational (sponsored by Tim Hortons)
  • Most Sportsmanlike (sponsored by Grizzly Excavating)
  • Academic Achievement Award (sponsored by Home Hardware)
  • Vees on Vees Most Popular Player (sponsored by Kirk Chamberlain)
  • Fan Favourite (sponsored by Elliott Row 4Her 4 Him)
  • Leading Scorer (sponsored by Game Time Sports)
  • Best Defenseman (sponsored by Penticton Alumni Hockey Club)
  • Rookie of the Year (sponsored by BC Hockey Hall of Fame)
  • Most Valuable Player (sponsored by Making Cents Bookkeeping)

Fans can vote for the online through a survey.

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