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The National Hockey League’s Central Scouting bureau released an updated version of the Players to Watch on Friday afternoon ahead of the 2021 NHL Entry Draft, including Penticton Vees forward and captain, Fin Williams receiving a ‘C’ grade.

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If there’s a positive that came out of COVID-19, it was the opportunity for Mike Langin and 25 other Canadian officials to officiate at the recent World Junior Championship in Edmonton-Red Deer.

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ST. MORITZ, Sui.—Justin Kripps and his Canadian bobsleigh crew slid to the World Cup podium in both the two- and four-man events on the same weekend for just the fourth time of their career, and first ever at the birthplace of the sport in St. Moritz, Switzlerland.

Following an old tradition, firefighters push their new fire truck into the Big White fire hall to complete a ceremony launching the new unit. The 78-foot long Rosenbauer Viper Aerial ladder truck, which arrived this month, has been five years in the planning. The truck’s hydraulic all-wheel…

ST. MORITZ, Sui.—Justin Kripps and his Canadian bobsleigh crew slid to the World Cup podium in both the two- and four-man events on the same weekend for just the fourth time of their career, and first ever at the birthplace of the sport in St. Moritz, Switzlerland.

The Okanagan continues to experience an unusual winter: warmer-than-usual in the valley bottom, and regular snowfalls refreshing downhill resorts and cross-country ski areas in the hills.

NHL teams opened their 2021 training camps Monday, with 27 former or current Kelowna Rockets listed on rosters across the league. The NHL is to run its 56-game regular season from Jan. 13 to May 8. There will be no preseason games.

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Twelve players who once wore Penticton Vees colours are attending NHL training camps this week.

Captains in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League provide leadership in their own way. There are different things to shoulder off the ice for a leadership group.

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Penticton swimmer Justin Fotherby is the latest recipient of a national training bursary previously awarded to the likes of Canadian Olympians Ryan Cochrane and Kierra Smith.

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KIJHL play is paused into January, but there were plenty of interesting storylines that emerged in the early stages of the regular season this past fall.

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B.C. Hockey League clubs have been sent back to their dressing rooms to continue awaiting the start of the regular season.

Two and a half years ago, Don Friesen and Rick Wadsworth clowned around as the asphalt for 12 pickleball courts was being laid down at Marshall fields.

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Despite strong backing from his community, a Penticton man has been knocked out of an online contest he hoped to win on behalf of a local charity.

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No other players or staff members belonging to the Penticton Vees have been diagnosed with COVID-19 beyond a single player whose positive test was announced Nov. 27, the B.C. Hockey League club said Friday.

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It was an unusual off-season for Kootenay International Junior Hockey League teams because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Lake City Basketball, now in its fifth year of operations, was looking for a way to recognize the hard work and commitment of its top graduating student-athletes.

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The lone American club in the B.C. Hockey League has pulled the plug on its 2020-21 season as a result of complications arising from the pandemic – not the least of which are international travel restrictions.

The Penticton Vees Junior ‘A’ Hockey Club is pleased to announce the acquisition of defenseman Philippe Chapleau (’00) from the Longueuil College-Francais of the Quebec Junior Hockey League (QJHL) in exchange for future considerations.

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Jacob Quillan played the hero in overtime as the Penticton Vees captured the inaugural Okanagan Cup with a 3-2 overtime victory over the Vernon Vipers on Saturday night at the South Okanagan Events Centre.

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Winter conditions have returned to the Okanagan Valley bottom which finally put bikes into storage, brought out skis and snowshoes, and made for busy ski and snowboard shops.

High scores scores from the Monday night mixed five-pin bowling league at Rolling Stones Fun Center in Penticton were rolled by Chelsea Ealey, 303 single, 978 fours, 244 high average; Chris Bradford, 303, 1,071; and, Mike Elder, 251, high average.

Joe Kandola scored twice in leading TC Auto to a 4-3 win over Theo’s Restaurant in Penticton Masters indoor soccer league action, Sunday. Charley Mayer and Brian Johnston scored single markers.

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Quinn Hutson tallied a hat-trick and four points while multiple point efforts from Jacob Quillan, Owen Murray and Devlin O’Brien helped the Vees to finish their Okanagan Cup round robin schedule with a 6-3 victory over the Vernon Vipers on Saturday night at the South Okanagan Events Centre.

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Leading up to the start of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League’s 2020-21 season, which starts Nov. 13, 2020, the league is publishing team previews.

High scores in the Monday Night Mixed five-pin bowling league at Rolling Stones Fun Centre went to: Chelsea Ealey, 295, 987; Bob Biro, 277, 952 and Mike Elder, 250. High team scores went to Team Bradford with 838 and Team Bradford and Team Biro with a high-four of 3,102.