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.

As frustrated as he was with the officials, Fred Harbinson was doubly so with his players after Wednesday’s 4-1 home-ice loss to the Trail Smoke Eaters.

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.

After a stirring home-ice win over the high-flying Trail Smoke Eaters on Wednesday, the Penticton Vees are headed back to a familiar place.

After 11 straight victories to open the season, the Penticton Vees have managed just a single point in their last four games.

The Penticton Vees will look to some home cooking to shake off their first taste of adversity in the 2019-20 season.

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 Penticton Vees first loss in 17 regular season and exhibition games in 2019-20 dropped them to No. 2 in the Canadian Junior Hockey League weekly rankings.

The unstoppable Penticton Vees powered past the Powell River Kings for their 11th straight win to open the B.C. Hockey League season.

The Penticton Vees will look to keep their perfect record intact – and knock yet another long road trip off their schedule.

Ten wins in a row to start the season is great, but Fred Harbinson doesn’t want it to be the focal point.

The Penticton Vees only scored once but that’s all rookie goaltender Yaniv Perets seems to need.

The undefeated Penticton Vees are gearing up for a couple of Showcase showdowns right here at the South Okanagan Events Centre.

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 Penticton Vees remained undefeated and now they’re the only B.C. Hockey League team that can still say that.

Despite their wildly successful road trip to start the season, David Silye jokingly wondered if the Penticton Vees would ever get to play a home game.

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.


The Penticton Vees got outshot for the first time and actually trailed in a game for the first time this season.

Tickets are now on sale to the public for the 2019 BCHL Showcase Festival presented by Bauer, the host Penticton Vees announced Tuesday.

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