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GAME DAY: Vees visit Vernon Vipers in final weekend of BCHL Preseason


Tonight’s game in Vernon will be broadcast on Hockey TV. The Penticton Vees pre-game show begins at 6:55 with Fraser Rodgers.

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Preseason Schedule:

September 9th, vs. Vernon Vipers (2-1 SOL)

September 16th at Vernon Vipers, 7:00 pm- Kal Tire Place

September 17th vs. Chilliwack Chiefs, 2:00 pm- SOEC


The Vees continue their BCHL Preseason schedule tonight, as they pay a visit to Kal Tire Place in Vernon. it’s a rematch with the Vipers after last Friday’s 2-1 shootout loss at the SOEC. Penticton ran into penalty trouble in that game, in particular in the second period. Vernon scored their lone goal in regulation on a 5-on-3 man advantage. The Vees’ goal came on the power play as well, Aydar Suniev scored early in the third period to tie it 1-1.

Luca Di Pasquo was very sharp in the Penticton crease last week, as the Michigan product stopped 26 of 27 shots in regulation and two of three shootout attempts.

Tonight, the Vees will start 20-year-old Hank Levy. Levy was acquired from the Blackfalds Bulldogs in the Alberta Junior Hockey League in late August. The Colorado product split last season between the Wenatchee Wild and Minnesota Magicians in the North American Hockey League.


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Preseason Schedule:

September 4th at Salmon Arm Silverbacks (6-3 L)

September 6th vs. Salmon Arm Silverbacks (4-2 L)

September 9th at Penticton Vees (2-1 SOW)

September 10th at West Kelowna Warriors (5-2 W)

September 14th vs. West Kelowna Warriors (3-2 W)

September 16th vs. Penticton Vees, 7:00 pm


After starting the pre-season with back-to-back losses to Salmon Arm, the Vipers have rattled off three-straight wins. Vernon is coming off a 3-2 win over West Kelowna on home ice Wednesday. Goaltender Ethan David, who was stellar last week against Penticton, stopped 36 of 38 shots in the victory. The Vipers are returning their goaltending duo from lat season in David and Roan Clarke.

Check back later today for tonight’s lineups.