Tyler Ho is quickly developing a penchant for scoring big goals in his brief time with the Penticton Vees.
With first place in the Interior Division on the line, the Penticton Vees and Salmon Arm Silverbacks open a home-and-home series Wednesday night at Shaw Centre in Salmon Arm.
The Brooks Bandits 55-game regular season winning streak came to an end and so did their reign atop the Canadian Junior Hockey League rankings, while the Penticton Vees fell six spots despite losing just one of their last eight games.
A revitalized power play and some instant contributions from a trio of newcomers helped the Vees get back to their winning ways as they prepare for yet another weekend on the road.
Three straight wins lifted the Penticton Vees three places in the Canadian Junior Hockey League weekly rankings, though it won’t be easy for any of the 131 teams across the land to overhaul the Brooks Bandits.
The power play busted out to spark the Penticton Vees to a pair of key road victories on the weekend and keep them hot on the tails of the Salmon Arm Silverbacks in the Interior Division.
Despite an 11-game winning streak to start the season that ended with a loss Saturday in Port Alberni, the Penticton Vees didn’t open up a lot of daylight atop the Interior Division.
The Salmon Arm Silverbacks got back on track while the West Kelowna Warriors continued to struggle ahead of the BCHL Showcase Festival games this weekend at the South Okanagan Events Centre.
After sweeping a weekend home-and-home set from the West Kelowna Warriors, the undefeated Penticton Vees justifiably remained atop the Canadian Junior Hockey League’s ranking for a second straight week.
The unbeaten Penticton Vees are finally going to play a regular season home game and a raucous crowd of more than 3,000 fans is expected to greet them.
With six tough road games to start the regular season, the sentiment seemed to be if the Penticton Vees could hang around .500, or even a little better, they’d be in great shape.