It’s no illusion: The Penticton Vees will have to start the playoffs one night earlier for a second straight season.
The Penticton Vees first-round playoff opponent, as well as their chances of finishing in first place overall, became clearer after a trio of Tuesday night games in the B.C. Hockey League.
The Penticton Vees clinched a ninth straight Interior Division pennant by virtue of getting a point after their game with the West Kelowna Warriors was tied after 60 minutes.
The B.C. Hockey League board of governors voted to change to two-conference system with the expansion Cranbrook Bucks entering the fold in the 2020-21 season.
The Penticton Vees will enjoy a steady diet of home cooking in the final five weeks of the regular season as they look to wrap up a ninth straight Interior Division pennant.
Penticton Vees forward Danny Weight is among five BCHL players listed on NHL Central Scouting’s midterm ranking of prospects ahead of the 2020 NHL Entry Draft in Montreal in June.
The Trail Smoke Eaters got timely scoring and stellar goaltending for a big victory over the Penticton Vees to launch “World Championship Weekend”.
A three-goal explosion late in the second period and some spectacular goaltending lifted the Penticton Vees to an important home-ice win over the Langley Rivermen.
A two-goal rally with under four minutes to play wasn’t quite enough to help the Penticton Vees score a win over the visiting Cowichan Valley Capitals on Saturday night at the South Okanagan Events Centre.