Wednesday’s 5-2 home win over the Coquitlam Express was notable for the Penticton Vees in that it was the team’s third straight victory, saw two goals from Grant Cruikshank and put the team 13 points clear of Interior-second-place Trail.
But the big news was the win brought Vees head coach Fred Harbinson to 400 for his BCHL career, all with the Vees.
Harbinson took over the Vees’ bench starting with the 2007-08 season, where he guided Penticton to a Fred Page Cup BCHL title. He’s since won two more BCHL titles, in 2012 and 2015 and won the RBC Cup national championship in 2012.
The Calgary native is a three-time winner of the Joe Tennant Memorial Trophy as BCHL coach of the year.