One promotion has led to another for the Penticton Vees.

Assistant General Manager Steve Cocker has accepted a new position as the Executive Director of the B.C. Hockey League, and Director of Hockey Operations Adam West will assume Cocker’s duties with the Vees.

Cocker, from Orangeville, Ont., joined the Vees for the 2015-16 season and played a large role in Vees hockey operations, scouting new players and helping current players with their educational needs for both high school and university.

Cocker was also hired as an amateur scout for the Buffalo Sabres in the fall of 2017.

West, from Calgary, came to Penticton for the 2016-17 season and spent the first two years as the video coach before being named to the hockey operations position in the 2018-19 season.

He will expand his hockey operations and scouting role and take the lead on assisting Vees players with their educational needs to prepare themselves for college courses.

The Vees wish to congratulate Cocker on his new position with the BCHL and West on his expanded role in the organization.

ICE CHIPS: The Vees will host their inaugural Alumni and Friends golf tournament Saturday, July 13 starting at 2 p.m. at Fairview Mountain Golf Club in Oliver. Proceeds will go to the Vees Community Heroes Foundation. The entry fee, which includes dinner, is $160. Call Alec Welsman at 1-604-377-0781 for more information.