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BCHL releases 2024-25 Regular Season Schedule

PENTICTON, B.C. – The B.C. Hockey League (BCHL) has released the 54-game 2024-25 regular season schedule.

The Penticton Vees open the 2024-25 season on the road in Alberta, as they face the Spruce Grove Saints on Friday, September 20th. There’s a new look to the Interior Conference, as five Alberta teams have been added: Brooks Bandits, Blackfalds Bulldogs, Okotoks Oilers, Sherwood Park Crusaders, and Spruce Grove Saints.

The Vees home opener is slated for Friday, October 4th, against the Okotoks Oilers, at the South Okanagan Events Centre.

Penticton’s 26-game home schedule features 23 prime nights, with 14 Friday dates and nine Saturdays. The Vees have one Sunday afternoon home game, and two holiday Monday games.

Key Dates:

  • Friday, September 20th, Regular Season opener at Spruce Grove
  • Friday, October 4th, Home Opener versus Okotoks
  • BCHL Showcase October 13th-17th
  • Monday, November 11th, Remembrance Day versus Trail Smoke Eaters
  • Friday, December 6th, Teddy & Toque Toss versus Sherwood Park Crusaders
  • Friday, February 7th, Pink the Rink versus Vernon Vipers
  • Monday, February 17th, Family Day versus West Kelowna Warriors
  • Saturday, March 29th, Regular Season finale versus Salmon Arm Silverbacks

The schedule currently does not include the BCHL Showcase, where each team plays two regular-season contests. The Showcase schedule, including location, will be announced at a later date.

League Format

As previously announced in the BCHL’s Annual General Meeting recap, the league will have a new configuration this year with the addition of the Alberta teams.

COASTAL CONFERENCE                                                         INTERIOR CONFERENCE

Coastal West                                                                              Interior West
Alberni Valley Bulldogs                                                            Penticton Vees
Cowichan Valley Capitals                                                         Salmon Arm Silverbacks
Nanaimo Clippers                                                                     Trail Smoke Eaters
Powell River Kings                                                                     Vernon Vipers
Victoria Grizzlies                                                                        West Kelowna Warriors

Coastal East                                                                               Interior East
Chilliwack Chiefs                                                                       Blackfalds Bulldogs
Coquitlam Express                                                                   Brooks Bandits
Langley Rivermen                                                                     Cranbrook Bucks
Prince George Spruce Kings                                                   Okotoks Oilers
Surrey Eagles                                                                             Sherwood Park Crusaders
Spruce Grove Saints

 

The BCHL will continue with its existing playoff structure with the first seed in each conference playing the eighth seed in the first round, the second playing the seventh seed, and so on. Five teams will not make the playoffs – two from the Coastal and three from the Interior.

The 2024-25 regular season schedule can be viewed at pentictonvees.ca/schedule.

Season tickets for the 2024-25 season are on sale now, staring at just $12.50 per game. To secure your season tickets, email Amanda@PentictonVees.com, or phone (250) 493-8337.

About the Penticton Vees:

The Penticton Vees Junior Hockey team is based in Penticton, British Columbia, Canada, and play out of the South Okanagan Events Centre. Founded in 1961, the Vees have won a B.C. Hockey League-record 14 Fred Page Cup championships, including back-to-back championships in 2022 and 2023. The organization is committed to developing young players both on and off the ice and providing an exceptional hockey experience for fans.