The Penticton Vees announced today that Penticton native Trevor Miller has been named the new Director of Communications and Broadcasting.

Miller, who replaces Craig Beacuhemin who accepted a position in the Western Hockey League, will handle all radio play-by-play broadcasts on AM 800 for the 2019-20 season.

Miller, 24, comes to Penticton with years of broadcasting experience to his name. Last season, Miller handled the play-by-play and communications duties with the BCHL’s Trail Smoke Eaters.

Prior to his year in Trail, Miller was the voice of the BCHL’s West Kelowna Warriors for two seasons from 2016-18.

Miller’s voice should be familiar to Vees fans as he was the radio colour commentator with Fraser Rodgers for three seasons with the Vees, beginning with the 2013-14 season.

In addition to handling the broadcasts, Miller will run all Vees social media channels and create unique and interesting content for fans of the hockey club.

Miller will be relocating to Penticton in the coming weeks to begin his daily work with the team.

ROAD SHOW: The BC Hockey League announced today it will debut a new league event on the 2019-20 schedule – the LNG Canada BCHL Road Show.

The event will see two BCHL teams come to a neutral site arena in B.C. for a weekend of hockey and community activities.

This year’s Road Show will feature the defending Fred Page Cup Champion Prince George Spruce Kings and their Mainland Division rivals the Langley Rivermen playing a pair of games in Kitimat. The games will be held the Feb. 15-16, 2020 weekend at the Tamitik Arena.

As part of the Road Show event on Friday Feb. 14, the BCHL, in conjunction with the Canucks Alumni, will also run a Youth Hockey Clinic for the community that will involve on-ice activities, as well as an autograph session with BCHL and Canucks Alumni players.

“We are extremely excited to bring BCHL hockey to the community of Kitimat,” said BCHL Commissioner Chris Hebb. “This event is a great way for us to showcase our BCHL talent outside of our 17 local markets and reach hockey fans that might not be able to attend our games.”

The BCHL and LNG Canada have also announced an official agreement for the 2019-20 season as LNG Canada will become one of the league’s Founding Partners.

Along with the Canucks Alumni, the BCHL and LNG Canada will select 10 BCHL and minor hockey players throughout the season and donate a $2,500 Scholarship Award to a Canadian post-secondary institution they will attend, as a part of the BC Hockey League Canucks Alumni Scholarship Program.