Mendel makes pact with Denver

The Penticton Vees are pleased to announce rookie defenceman Griffin Mendel has committed to Denver University for the 2017-18 season. Mendel, 16, is the youngest defenseman on the Vees’ roster and has a pair of goals and 12 points in 42 games; he’s the third highest-scoring defenseman on the team. The Kelowna, BC, product plays a key […]

CJHL Top-20: February 8, 2016

CALGARY, Alberta (February 8, 2016) – The battles are intense every night, as teams fight to rise in the standings and prepare to enter their respective playoffs on strong play and winning hockey. The Penticton Vees of the BCHL have taken over top spot in the nation with their extended winning streak, and a good […]

50-50 Tickets

There has been something of a scoring renaissance in the BCHL the last two years. Coming into last season, there had not been a 50-goal scorer in the BCHL since Mitch MacMillan of the Alberni Valley Bulldogs in 2009-10. But Corey Mackin reached 50 last year with the Coquitlam Express and this year, Nanaimo’s Sheldon Rempal […]

Huskies honours: Petan, Benik earn NCAA nods

Now in their respective final seasons of NCAA hockey, Alex Petan and Joey Benik are perhaps saving their best for last. Petan is the only player in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association scoring race averaging better than a point per game in conference play and just led the Michigan Tech Huskies to an undefeated month […]

Pair of Vees commit to NMU

The Penticton Vees are pleased to announce forwards Demico Hannoun and Luke Voltin have committed to Northern Michigan University (NMU) for the 2016-17 season. Hannoun, who’s in his fourth season in the BCHL, has 11 goals and 22 points in 29 games this season despite the fact he missed 13 games due to injury. The North Delta, BC, […]

CJHL Top-20: February 1

CALGARY, Alberta (February 1, 2016) – Following a great Prospect Game before a full house of fans and scouts in Surrey, B.C., where the East squeaked by the West 3-1, all ten leagues in the CJHL are in now in a full sprint to their respective playoffs as teams jockey for positioning in the standings. […]

CJHL Top-20: January 25, 2016

CALGARY, Alberta (January 25, 2016) – It is just a day away from the 2016 CJHL Top Prospects Game in Surrey, BC, where 40 of the top young players in Canadian Junior ‘A’ will convene for a classic East versus West battle. In the meantime – all ten leagues are in the heat of their […]

Around the BCHL: Saturday, Jan. 23

Anthony Brodeur made 38 saves for the Penticton Vees as they held on for a 3-2 road win over the Wenatchee Wild. Scott Conway opened the scoring in the first with his 44th goal of the season and after Colton Poolman made it 2-0, Austin Chavez got the Wild on the board, cutting the Vees […]

CJHL Top-20: Jan. 18

CALGARY, Alberta (January 18, 2016) – Change in this week’s Pointstreak Top 20 Rankings is the norm as there was substantial movement upwards and downwards for many teams, while the competitions stiffens up as the race to the playoffs is in full flight. In the BCHL, the Penticton Vees continued their strong play, but the […]

Exhibition tour

Top European club program EC Red Bull Salzburg arrives in B.C. this weekend and will begin their four-game tour through the BCHL starting Monday. Here is the schedule: Monday, Jan. 18 at Royal LePage Place vs. West Kelowna Warriors – 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 20 at South Okanagan Events Centre vs. Penticton Vees – 7 […]