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Cobourg downs Alberta for RBC Cup Championship

  May 21, 2017 MINERVA SCORES IN OVERTIME, COUGARS WIN RBC CUP JASON LA ROSE COBOURG, Ont. – Nick Minerva was the overtime hero, scoring 8:21 into the extra period, and the Cobourg Cougars erased a late deficit to edge the Brooks Bandits 3-2 and win the 2017 RBC Cup on Sunday night. Off a Read More »

BCHL – Vees heartbreak in RBC semi

  May 21, 2017 By Fraser Rodgers After an emotional 32-game playoff run, which included three Game 7 and six elimination game wins, the Penticton Vees season ended Saturday afternoon in Cobourg, Ontario, in a 3-1 loss to the Cobourg Cougars in Semi-Final action at the RBC Cup. Cobourg’s Theo Lewis scored the game-winner with just Read More »

BCHL – Vees down RBC Cup hosts in OT

  May 15 2017 By Jason La Rose COBOURG, Ont. – Taylor Sanheim ended it 6:29 into overtime Monday night, knocking in a no-look pass from Nicholas Jones to give the Penticton Vees a 3-2 win over the Cobourg Cougars in a thriller at the 2017 RBC Cup. It was the second overtime in as many Read More »

BCHL – Vees open RBC Cup vs Brooks

  May 14, 2017 By Fraser Rodgers The Penticton Vees finally open their RBC Cup schedule this afternoon when they face the Brooks Bandits (12:30 pm PT / 3:30 pm ET) in a battle of the two western representatives. The Vees are the only team out of the five who have yet to play, as Read More »

BCMML announce changes to team selection procedures

  May 12, 2017 The BC Major Midget League (MML) has announced changes to the operation of the Spring Identification Camps and Prospects Camps, formerly Evaluation Camps, for upcoming the 2017 – 2018 season. Teams are eligible to commit 11 – 18 skaters and two goaltenders from their Spring Identification Camp and those players must Read More »

BCHL – Vees grinding road to the RBC Cup

  May 11, 2017 It’s been quite a ride for the Penticton Vees this year, but they’ve finally got to their objective – playing for the National Junior A Championship – RBC Cup – in Coburg, Ontario, starting Sunday, May 14. The Vees no doubt will have something to say about their ranking – starting Read More »

BCHL – WCC – Vees down Chiefs for RBC berth

  May 7, 2017 Courtesy Battlefords News Optimist PENTICTON, B.C. – The Penticton Vees made a bit of history at the Western Canada Cup Sunday. The tournament host and British Columbia Hockey League champions became the first team that finished out of the top two spots in the round-robin standings to earn a berth to the Read More »

BCHL – WCC – Brooks take Championship, but Chiefs still alive

    May 6, 2017 by Trevor Miller PENTICTON, B.C. – A four-goal second period would eventually propel the AJHL Champion Brooks Bandits to their first Western Canada Cup title in franchise history and a 6-1 drubbing of the Chilliwack Chiefs on Saturday night at the South Okanagan Events Centre. The Bandit’s Conner Jean scored three in the second while Read More »

BCHL – WCC – Northstars win one to make it to medal round

    May 4, 2017 by Trevor Miller Penticton, BC  – The Battlefords North Stars got a must win, and their first of the Western Canada Cup tournament Thursday afternoon against the Chilliwack Chiefs in a 3-0 decision at the South Okanagan Events Centre. The Chiefs, who already had secured a spot in the final Saturday, scratched Read More »

BCHL – WCC – Vees advance to playoff round

    May 4, 2017 by Fraser Rodgers Penticton, BC  – It’s not how you start but how you finish and the Penticton Vees can attest to that. Manitoba native Taylor Sanheim scored the game-winner midway through the third period, as the Vees edged the Portage Terriers 5-3 Thursday, keeping their season alive at the Western Read More »

BCHL – 17 alumni turning pro

  May 4, 2017 Again this season, with the NCAA schedule complete and NHL teams filling their rosters with young talent, there are several BCHL graduates who have been signed and have joined the pro ranks. Of the players signing, only Tyson Jost has made his NHL debut so far. Most are headed for the American Read More »

BCHL – Western Canada Cup Vees dropped in Shootout

    May 1, 2017 Penticton, BC The AJHL Champion Brooks Bandits erased a two-goal deficit in the third period to notch a 4-3 victory over the host Penticton Vees on Sunday night at the South Okanagan Events Centre. Two late goals from Ty Mappin and Josh McKechney in the final 2:22 of regulation time to Read More »

BCHL – Western Canada Cup players to watch

    April 28, 2017 The 2017 Western Canada Cup (WCC) – presented by Sun Life Financial – starts Saturday, April 29 in Penticton with the South Okanagan Events Centre providing the backdrop. Scouting presence should be heavy in Penticton with a projected top-10 NHL draft pick hitting the ice in Cale Makar, the dynamic Read More »

BCHL – Vees win Championship, 1-0 in Game 7 OT

    April 26,2017 The Finals that went the distance went even a bit further Tuesday night with the Penticton Vees winning the BCHL’s Fred Page Cup on an overtime goal from Duncan Campbell – the only goal of the game – in a 1-0 victory over the host Chilliwack Chiefs. It was the third-consecutive Game Read More »

BCHL – Chiefs force Game 7

April 24, 2017 The Chilliwack Chiefs live to fight yet another day.   After falling behind 2-0 in Penticton Monday night, the Penticton Vees rallied yet again to force overtime, and then notch the winner to force a game 7 at home In Monday night’s game, Penticton’s Grant Cruikshank scored his sixth, with assists from Read More »

BCHL – Chiefs force Game 6

April 23, 2017 The Chilliwack Chiefs will live to fight another day. Facing elimination Saturday night in game five of their BCHL Fred Page Cup final series, the Chiefs came up with an inspired effort, winning 4-2 at Prospera Centre. Jordan Kawaguchi led the way with a four point night. In what may have been Read More »

BCHL – Teams set for Western Canada Cup

  April 20, 2017 Penticton, BC The five team field for the 2017 Western Canada Cup, presented by Sun Life Financial, is set and it may just be the deepest one yet. The five teams competing in WCC are the host Penticton Vees, Chilliwack Chiefs (BCHL), the Alberta Junior Hockey League (AJHL) champion Brooks Bandits, Read More »

BCHL – Risling scores in OT as Vees comeback to lead series 3-1

  April 20, 2017 The Penticton Vees are one win away from another Fred Page Cup championship, after an improbable 4-3 come from behind overtime win over the Chilliwack Chiefs Wednesday night. HIGHLIGHTS Ryley Risling scored the winner, two-minutes into overtime, as the Vees came all the way back from 3-0 down to take a Read More »

Spruce Kings HC van Diemen stepping down, Maglio promoted

April 19, 2017 The Prince George Spruce Kings announced last week a change behind the bench. Due to family reasons, Chad van Diemen is stepping down from his role as head coach. Van Diemen joined the Spruce Kings in April 2015 and guided a young rebuilding team to a 14-38-4-2 record during the 2015-16 season. Read More »

BCHL – Vees take 2-1 series lead over Chiefs

  April 18, 2017 Penticon Vees affiliates Massimo Rizzo (#27, 2001) and Cassidy Bowes (#64, 1999) combined on the powerplay just 3:56 into the first to kickstart a 5-2 win over visiting Chilliwack Chiefs, in game 3 of the BCHL championship series on Tuesday. The win gives the Vees a 2-1 lead in the series, Read More »

BCHL – Vees even series with 5-1 win over Chiefs

  April 16, 2017   The Penticton Vees are leaving Chilliwack Saturday night with a win and a series split, after a 5-1 Game Two win at Prospera Centre in the Fraser Valley. Ryley Risling, Cassidy Bowes, Duncan Campbell, Nicholas Jones and Chris Klack all scored for the Vees, and Mat Robson kicked-out 37 shots Read More »

BCHL – Chilliwack down Vees 4-2 in Game 1

  April 15, 2017 The Chilliwack Chiefs’ big guns wasted little time making an impact on the BCHL Fred Page Cup Final. BCHL playoff points leader Jordan Kawaguchi had a goal and two helpers, and he and his line combined for five points, as the Chiefs topped the Penticton Vees 4-2 Friday at Prospera Centre Read More »