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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

 

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 in Penticton

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)

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)
Penticton Vees player Josh Nadeau carries the puck in the attacking zone as Nanaimo Clippers player Brett Merner defends on the play during Game 3 of the BCHL finals on Tuesday, May 17, at Nanaimo’s Frank Crane Arena. (Greg Sakaki/Black Press Media)

Stefano Bottini nets overtime winner, Penticton Vees up 3-0 in BCHL Finals

The Vees can claim the Fred Page Cup with a win on Wednesday night, May 18

Penticton Vees player Josh Nadeau carries the puck in the attacking zone as Nanaimo Clippers player Brett Merner defends on the play during Game 3 of the BCHL finals on Tuesday, May 17, 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)
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)
City of Nanaimo Mayor Leonard Krog will be cheering for the Nanaimo Clippers in the BCHL Fred Page Cup finals, which start Friday, May 13, in Penticton. (Submitted photo)

Nanaimo bars, Penticton wine on the line as mayors bet on BCHL finals

Nanaimo Mayor Leonard Krog makes friendly wager with Penticton Mayor John Vassilaki

City of Nanaimo Mayor Leonard Krog will be cheering for the Nanaimo Clippers in the BCHL Fred Page Cup finals, which start Friday, May 13, in Penticton. (Submitted photo)
Penticton Vees defenseman Ryan Hopkins is ranked No. 101 on the NHL’s Central Scouting Rankings for the 2022 draft in Montreal. (Photo: Jack Murray)

Penticton Vees’ Ryan Hopkins among players included on NHL draft rankings list

The Vees defenseman is one of four players from the B.C. Hockey League to make the list

Penticton Vees defenseman Ryan Hopkins is ranked No. 101 on the NHL’s Central Scouting Rankings for the 2022 draft in Montreal. (Photo: Jack Murray)
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)
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)
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)
Penticton Vees head coach Fred Harbinson has captured the 2022 Joe Tennant Memorial Trophy, awarded annually to the B.C. Hockey League’s Coach of the Year. (Mark Brett - Western News)

Penticton Vees’ Fred Harbinson wins B.C. Hockey League Coach of the Year award

The head coach previously won the award in 2008 and 2016

Penticton Vees head coach Fred Harbinson has captured the 2022 Joe Tennant Memorial Trophy, awarded annually to the B.C. Hockey League’s Coach of the Year. (Mark Brett - Western News)
The Cristall brothers with NHLer Shea Weber (Contributed)

The Cristall brothers: Taking Kelowna hockey by storm

“It’s awesome that we’re both so close to each other.”

The Cristall brothers with NHLer Shea Weber (Contributed)
West Kelowna Mayor Gord Milsom fulfills his deal with Penticton Mayor John Vassilaki to wear a Vees jersey after the West Kelowna Warriors were eliminated by the Vees in the 2020 (Photo: City of West Kelowna)

Playoff rematch: Penticton Vees to battle West Kelowna Warriors in conference finals

Game No. 1 of the third-round series is slated for Friday, April 29 at the SOEC

West Kelowna Mayor Gord Milsom fulfills his deal with Penticton Mayor John Vassilaki to wear a Vees jersey after the West Kelowna Warriors were eliminated by the Vees in the 2020 (Photo: City of West Kelowna)