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NEWS: 12 Vees Alumni Skating In NHL Training Camps

PENTICTON, BC. – The National Hockey League (NHL) has opened their training camps for the 2021 season, featuring a total of 48 BC Hockey League alumni and 12 former Vees hitting the ice. Each of the NHL’s 31 teams has begun their training camps in anticipation of a Wednesday, January 13th opening night. Four of the […]

NEWS: 50/50 Draw, In Support Of OSNS, Closes Wednesday, December 14th

PENTICTON, BC. – The Penticton Vees Junior ‘A’ Hockey Club, in participation with the BC Hockey Hall of Fame, teamed up with OSNS Youth and Child Development Centre for a 50/50 draw that sees 50% of all the proceeds benefitting OSNS and comes to a close on Wednesday, December 16th. The draw has run from […]

NEWS: BCHL Delays Start Of Regular Season To New Year

BURNABY, BC. – The recent order that was extended this week by the Provincial Health Office (PHO) means that, as of now, BCHL players age 19 or older are not permitted to engage in any team activities, while players 18 or younger may participate in team activities under Phase 2 of viaSPORT BC’s return to play. […]

NEWS: Vees Players And Staff Test Negative For COVID-19

PENTICTON, B.C. – Last week, it was announced that a player on the Penticton Vees had tested positive for COVID-19. Following this news, all close contacts of the player, including Vees players and staff, were tested for the virus and tests have all come back negative. Despite the negative test results, all close contacts remain […]

NEWS: One Vees Player Tests Positive For COVID-19

PENTICTON, B.C. – The League office received notice last evening that one member of the Penticton Vees has tested positive for COVID-19. We immediately reached out to the Provincial Health Office (PHO) for direction, as per our accepted safety plan and they have responded that the follow up will be conducted by Interior Health. At […]

NEWS: Stefano Bottini Named To Swiss Under-20 National Team Camp Roster

PHOTO: Jack Murray PENTICTON, BC. – The Swiss Ice Hockey Federation has named 34 players to compete for a spot on the Under-20 Swiss National Team, who will play at the World Junior Hockey Championships in Edmonton, Alberta, that includes Penticton Vees forward Stefano Bottini (’02). Bottini, 18, played in 10 games throughout the Okanagan […]

NEWS: BCHL Delays Start Of Regular Season To December 8th

BURNABY, B.C. – In accordance with the BC Hockey League COVID-19 Safety Plan, approved by the Board of Governors, the League will adhere to Provincial Health Office (PHO) orders and schedule no games between now and midnight on Dec. 7. The result of this decision, recommended by the BCHL Return to Play Task Force, will […]

NEWS: Vees Sign Forfellow To Add Depth To Blue Line

PHOTO: Trent Rolfe PENTICTON, BC. – The Penticton Vees Junior ‘A’ Hockey Club is pleased to announce the signing of defenseman Owen Forfellow (’02). Forfellow, 18, comes to Penticton after playing each of the last two seasons with the Fraser Valley Thunderbirds of the BC Major Midget League (BCMML). The 6’2”, 181-pound rearguard posted 14 […]

NEWS: Vees Add Veteran Presence On Blue Line In Way Of Philippe Chapleau

PHOTO: Le Courrier Du Sud PENTICTON, BC. – The Penticton Vees Junior ‘A’ Hockey Club is pleased to announce the acquisition of defenseman Philippe Chapleau (’00) from the Longueuil College-Francais of the Quebec Junior Hockey League (QJHL) in exchange for future considerations. Chapleau, 20, comes to the Vees and the BC Hockey League after spending the […]

GAME RECAP: Quillan Scores Tournament Winner As Vees Crowned Inaugural Okanagan Cup

PHOTO: Cherie Morgan/Cherie Morgan Photography PENTICTON, B.C. – Jacob Quillan played the hero in overtime as the Penticton Vees captured the inaugural Okanagan Cup with a 3-2 overtime victory over the Vernon Vipers on Saturday night at the South Okanagan Events Centre.    A bit of a feeling out process opened this game as each […]