Former Warrior Parm Dhaliwal was memorialized prior to puck drop in a pre-game ceremony Saturday night in West Kelowna. Dhaliwal passed away suddenly in July in a New York City hotel room at the age of 23. (Jordy Cunnigham Black Press)

Former Warrior Parm Dhaliwal was memorialized prior to puck drop in a pre-game ceremony Saturday night in West Kelowna. Dhaliwal passed away suddenly in July in a New York City hotel room at the age of 23. (Jordy Cunnigham Black Press)

Penticton Vees trounce West Kelowna Warriors 10-3

Former Warrior Parm Dhaliwal, who died suddenly this summer, memorialized in ceremony

The Penticton Vees kicked off the month of October with a 10-3 victory over the West Kelowna Warriors at Royal LePage Place on Saturday night.

The Vees are undefeated in their first four games and sit atop of the Interior Division standings. Penticton has outscored their opponents 30-6 in four games.

The third star of the night was awarded to former Warrior Parm Dhaliwal who was memorialized prior to puck drop in a pre-game ceremony. Dhaliwal passed away suddenly in July in a New York City hotel room at the age of 23.

Dhaliwal, who is described as a great friend, leader and player, spent three seasons in West Kelowna and was the team’s number one centre in his last season in 2018-19.

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The team had a moment of silence that lasted 22 seconds, Parm’s jersey number. Warriors forwards Brennan Nelson and Riley Sharun presented the Dhaliwal family with a jersey and a framed photo of Parm. The players also wore decals on their helmet with the number 22.

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Saturday, the Vees jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first seven minutes of the game and led 3-1 after 20 minutes. Penticton scored three more times in the second, and tacked on another four goals in the third period to finish off the scoring.

Josh Nadeau had three assists in the win and was named the first star. Aydar Suniev and Dovar Tinling each had a pair of goals. Bradly Nadeau, Ethan Mann, Josh Niedermayer, Brett Moravec, and Ryan Hopkins all had two-point nights. Luca Di Pasquo picked up his fourth win in as many starts, as he stopped 18 of 21 shots.

The game got chippy in the third period, as seven penalties, three misconducts, and one game misconduct penalty was handed out. In the game, the Vees took 18 minutes in penalties, the Warriors 11.

GAME NOTES

Saturday was the first time the Vees have scored 10 goals in a game since March 27, 2022, against Merritt (10-2). Josh Nadeau leads the BCHL in scoring with 10 points (3G, 7A) in four games. Bradly is second with nine points (2G, 7A) and Josh Niedermayer is third with eight points (1G, 7A). In fact, six of the top eight scorers in the BCHL are Vees.

Penticton (4-0-0-0) returns to action Friday, Oct. 7 against the Merritt Centennials (2-2-0-0) at the SOEC; puck drop is 7 p.m. Tickets are available online at www.valleyfirsttix.com.

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