Game Time: 7:00 pm PDT
Webcast: Flo Hockey
GM & Head Coach: Fred Harbinson
2023-23 : GP 54 50-3-0-1 (1st, BCHL)
2023 Playoffs: BCHL Fred Page Cup champions
Returning Players: 2
2023 BCHL Exhibition
Power Play: 1/3
Penalty Kill: 4/5
Scoring Leader: Conyr Hellyer 0-4-4
The Penticton Vees opened their 2023 BCHL Exhibition schedule with a 5-3 victory over the Trail Smoke Eaters at the SOEC.
The veteran trio of Conyr Hellyer, James Fisher, and Parker Murray combined for nine points in the win. Hellyer finished with four assists, Fisher had a pair of goals and three points, and Murray had a goal and assist. Attila Lippai and Francesco Dell’Elce also scored for Penticton.
Will Ingemann picked up the win in net, as he stopped 19 of 22 shot fired his way.
Penticton led 2-0 early in the second before the Smoke Eaters scored three unanswered to take a 3-2 lead midway through the middle frame. The Vees responded with three unanswered goals for the come from behind win.
The Vees hit the road for the only time in the pre-season, as they visit the Chilliwack Chiefs. Get test for this new group to go on the road and face a team many have begged to be one of the best in the Coastal Conference.
Veterans Thomas Pichette and Cal Arnott make their pre-season debuts. Also, recruits Jack Bakker, Larry Keenan, Nolan Stevenson jump into the lineup as well. Andrew Ness will get the start in the Vees’ crease.
GM & Head Coach: Brian Maloney
2023-23 : GP 54 (1st, BCHL)
2023 Playoffs: Coastal Conference Final (0-4 Alberni Valley)
Returning Players: 9
2023 BCHL Exhibition
Power Play: 0/2
Penalty Kill: 5/5
Scoring Leader: Austin Peters, Savin Virk (1-0-1)
Brian Maloney’s team opened their pre-season schedule with a 2-1 win at home over Prince George on Friday. The Chiefs scored once in each of the first two periods to lead by two after 40 minutes. The Spruce Kings pulled one back late to make it a one-goal game, but the Chiefs hung on.
Austin Peters and Savin Virk supplied the offence for Chilliwack. Cole Savage and Jake Torget split the goaltending duties.
After tonight, the Chiefs have two more games before the regular season begins. Chilliwack visits the Surrey Eagles on Tuesday, before making a trip up to Penticton for next Saturday’s contest against the Vees.