On Friday, the 2011-12 Penticton Vees were inducted into the British Columbia Hockey Hall of Fame during an induction ceremony at the South Okanagan Events Centre.
That team had an unforgettable season and may go down as the best team in Junior ‘A’ Hockey history. That season, the Vees won everything you could, capturing the 2012 British Columbia Hockey League Fred Page Cup, the Doyle Cup, and the RBC Cup. That season was highlighted by the Vees’ historic 42-game regular season win streak. Penticton went from November 11th, 2011 to March 10th, 2012 without a single loss.
18 of 22 players from that team made their way back to the South Okanagan this past weekend for the induction festivities. Players came from all over including Philadelphia, Chicago, LA, Anchorage, and all across Canada. Vees’ President, General Manager & Head Coach Fred Harbinson says that’s what makes this group so special, “Seeing so many of our players come from all over with their families reinforces how close of a team we are. It shows our current group of players how meaningful our motto of once a Vee always a Vee is.”