Game Preview: GM #19 Vees vs. Victoria Grizzlies


Game Time: 6:00 pm PST

Location: SOEC, Penticton

Radio: Bounce 800 AM

Webcast: Flo Hockey 

Season Series

Nov. 18 Victoria at Penticton, 6:00 pm PST

Penticton Vees

GM & Head Coach: Fred Harbinson

Record : GP 18 14-1-2-1 (1st, Interior)

Last Game: 8-1 win vs. Prince George (Nov. 17)

Home: 8-0-0-0

Away: 6-1-2-1

GF: 83

GA: 44

Power Play: 19/63 (30.2%) 1st

Penalty Kill: 15/51 (70.6 16th

Scoring Leader: Callum Arnott (10-12-22)

The Penticton Vees started off Parents Weekend in style with an emphatic 8-1 win over the Prince George Spruce Kings on Friday night. It was the Vees second consecutive win and now have points in 17 straight games.

Thomas Pichette had four points in Friday’s win, including two goals. Conyr Hellyer and Attila Lippai also scored twice. Zack Stringer and Simon Meier also found the back of the net.

The Vees go for their third straight win but more importantly their 50th consecutive home win. They have won 49 in a row at the SOEC dating back to April 1, 2022. A win streak that has spanned 595 days.

Only lineup change comes in goal, as Will Ingemann gets the call between the pipes after Andrew Ness picked up the win last night. Ingemann has had a great start to the season, owning a 10-0-1-1 record, to go along with a 1.79 goals-against and .928 save percentage.

This season the Vees are 3-0-0-0 against the Coastal Conference, with wins over Nanaimo, Cowichan Valley, and Powell River.

Victoria Grizzlies

GM & Head Coach: Rylan Ferster

2023-24 : GP 19 13-6-0-0

Last Game: 4-3 loss at Salmon Arm (Nov. 17)

Home: 7-2-0-0

Away: 6-4-0-0

GF: 61

GA: 53

Power Play: 17/70 (24.3%) 6th

Penalty Kill: 9/61 (85.2%) 2nd

Scoring Leader: Chase Pirtle (11-8-19)

The Grizzlies started their road trip with a 4-3 loss to the Salmon Arm Silverbacks at the Shaw Centre, Friday. Anthony Carone opened the scoring five minutes into the game, but the Silverbacks scored three unanswered to go up 3-1 early in the second. The two teams traded goals over the final 38 minutes.

Victoria has alternated wins and losses in their last six games (3-3-0-0) and since the BCHL Showcase in Seattle. The Grizzlies enter Saturday’s game sitting third in the Coastal Conference, tied on points (26) with the second place Alberni Valley Bulldogs. Seven players are back from last year’s team that finished sixth in the Coastal Conference with a 26-20-5-3 record.