Since it is a league-run event, the two Penticton Vees games at the B.C. Hockey League Showcase Festival Oct. 4-5 will not be included in the Vees 2019-20 season’s ticket package.

The spectre of spending up to 48 hours locked inside The Peach concession on Okanagan Lake beach isn’t overly appealing for Fred Harbinson.

Despite a stunning first-round playoff exit last season, you can bet the Penticton Vees will once again be the team with the target on their chests in 2019-20.

The BC Hockey League and B.C. Chevrolet Dealers have announced a renewed agreement for the 2019-20 season as Chevrolet will become one of the league’s Founding Sponsors and will be known as the “Official Vehicle of the BCHL.”

After a survey of the league’s 17 broadcasters, now-Penticton Vees radio play-by-play man Trevor Miller has been named the 2018-19 BCHL Broadcaster of the Year.

Even with the recent departure of 20-year-old defenceman Jonathan Smart, the Penticton Vees will be a much older, more experienced team in 2019-20.

With a recent flurry of college commitments for next year, the BCHL has now reached 164 players committed from the 2018-19 season, eclipsing the previous high of 161 set in 2017-18.

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

The B.C. Hockey League relaunched its signature Showcase event with half of the games now to be played at Penticton’s South Okanagan Events Centre.

The Penticton Vees acquired forward Vincent Nardone from the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League’s Flin Flon Bombers in a three-team deal that sees forward Cassidy Bowes moved to the Alberta league’s Whitecourt Wolverines.


Last year’s captain and play-by-play man are both leaving the Penticton Vees, the BCHL club announced late Monday.


Massimo Rizzo, captain of last season’s Penticton Vees, heard his name called at this past weekend’s NHL entry draft.

Penticton Vees alumni defenceman Jonny Tychonick and forward Luke Loheit have been invited to World Junior Summer Camps for Team Canada and Team USA, respectively.

Already set in goal, on defence and at centre, Fred Harbinson just needs to add a few wingers to fill out the 2019-20 Penticton Vees roster.

The Penticton Vees acquired the CJHL playing rights to 1999-born forward Colton Kalezic from the Toronto Patriots in exchange for future considerations.

Fred Harbinson is making the most of a rare lengthy off-season triggered by a stunning six-game series defeat to the Cowichan Valley Capitals in the first round of the BCHL playoffs.


The Penticton Vees are excited to announce 2000-born forward Liam Malmquist has committed to the team for the 2019-20 season.


Penticton Vees assistant coach Jason Becker has accepted a new position as the head coach of the midget prep team at St. George’s School in Vancouver, and former Vees captain Patrick Sexton has been hired as an assistant coach, the club has announced.

Penticton Vees captain/centre Massimo Rizzo and defenceman Mason Snell are among 10 BCHL players listed in NHL Central Scouting’s final rankings for the 2019 NHL Entry Draft.

Three former Penticton Vees are among 18 B.C. Hockey League graduates competing for the NCAA Division 1 hockey championship at the “Frozen Four” today and Saturday in Buffalo, NY.

The BCHL regular-season champion and defending RBC Cup national-champion Chilliwack Chiefs got swept out of the playoffs by the Prince George Spruce Kings in the Mainland Division final.

In recent seasons that ended prematurely, you always felt confident the Penticton Vees were going to, somehow, some way, find a way to get it done.

It’s no longer about winning a series. For the Penticton Vees, it’s about winning a game.

The Penticton Vees are finding playing with four forward lines in the playoffs is not just a luxury, but a necessity.

After a sub-par performance in the opener, the Penticton Vees knew they had to inflict some Capital punishment in Game 2 Saturday night at the South Okanagan Events Centre.

If the Penticton Vees were taking the Cowichan Valley Capitals lightly before the series started, they’re not anymore.

Looking past the Cowichan Valley Capitals would be a “recipe” for disaster for the Penticton Vees, says GM/head-coach Fred Harbinson.


James Miller skated off with an armload of silverware as the Penticton Vees handed out their regular season individual awards on Saturday.

It was a special hat-trick to end the 2018-19 B.C. Hockey League regular season for the Penticton Vees in front of 3,488 fans Saturday at the South Okanagan Events Centre.

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