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NHL official from Penticton celebrates milestone

NHL official from Penticton celebrates milestone

Shane Heyer will officiate his 2,000th NHL game on Feb. 25

NHL official from Penticton celebrates milestone
Jan 13-14 2018. BC Winter Games Playdowns boys team (Under 16). Brian Lyall (Kelowna), Zack Kuechle (2nd), Ryan Trip (3rd) (both Penticton), Matthew Lowery (skip), Jacob Martin (lead) (both Summerland)

South Okanagan-Similkameen athletes geared up for B.C. Games

Kamloops 2018 BC Winter Games kick off this Thursday and 27 athletes from the region will compete

Jan 13-14 2018. BC Winter Games Playdowns boys team (Under 16). Brian Lyall (Kelowna), Zack Kuechle (2nd), Ryan Trip (3rd) (both Penticton), Matthew Lowery (skip), Jacob Martin (lead) (both Summerland)
Bobsleigh athlete Justin Kripps, along with teammate Alexander Kopacz, finished in second place in the first heat of the two-man bobsleigh competition at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea on Sunday. (Black Press file photo)

Canadians place second in first heat of two-man bobsleigh

Justin Kripps and Alexander Kopacz finish 0.02 seconds behind Latvian team in Winter Olympics

Bobsleigh athlete Justin Kripps, along with teammate Alexander Kopacz, finished in second place in the first heat of the two-man bobsleigh competition at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea on Sunday. (Black Press file photo)
Kripps competing in two-man bobsleigh event

Kripps competing in two-man bobsleigh event

Summerland athlete has competed in two days of training heats in PyeongChang

Kripps competing in two-man bobsleigh event
Bob Marsh                                The Princeton Posse dug deep over the weekend and came up with two wins to secure their playoff berth.
Bob Marsh                                The Princeton Posse dug deep over the weekend and came up with two wins to secure their playoff berth.
Kripps to compete in two-man and four-man bobsleigh events

Kripps to compete in two-man and four-man bobsleigh events

Summerland Olympian’s first training heats are on Feb. 15.

Kripps to compete in two-man and four-man bobsleigh events
Emily Clark, an alum of Okanagan Hockey Academy, has been named to the Canadian national women’s hockey team for the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games. Hockey Canada images

Clark starts Canada’s bid for fifth-straight Olympic gold

Okanagan Hockey Academy alumna, Emily Clark, is on Team Canada at the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics

Emily Clark, an alum of Okanagan Hockey Academy, has been named to the Canadian national women’s hockey team for the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games. Hockey Canada images
Penticton’s Andi Naude (middle) qualified directly to the finals of the women’s moguls at the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics on Thursday finishing in second place. Submitted photo

Olympics alert: Penticton’s Naude qualifies for finals in second place

Penticton moguls skier Andi Naude at the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics

Penticton’s Andi Naude (middle) qualified directly to the finals of the women’s moguls at the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics on Thursday finishing in second place. Submitted photo
Kelowna’s Kelsey Serwa will compete in her third consecutive Olympic Games this month in South Korea. -Image: GEPA

Cheer for the Okanagan athletes competing at the PyeongChang Olympics

A guide to what athletes from the Okanagan are competing in the Olympics and how to watch

Kelowna’s Kelsey Serwa will compete in her third consecutive Olympic Games this month in South Korea. -Image: GEPA
Canada’s freestyle Olympians, including Penticton’s Andi Naude, were training at Apex Mountain Resort under the lights recently as they prepare for the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics where the finals will take place at night.                                Mark Brett/Western News

One more hill to conquer for Penticton’s Naude at Olympics

Penticton freestyle skier ready to represent Canada at the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics

Canada’s freestyle Olympians, including Penticton’s Andi Naude, were training at Apex Mountain Resort under the lights recently as they prepare for the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics where the finals will take place at night.                                Mark Brett/Western News
Jacob Bos and the KSS Owls will host the 45th annual Interior Savings Western Canada Basketball Tournament beginning Thursday.                                -Image: Douglas Farrow/Contributor

Deep field for 45th edition of West Can tourney

The host Owls will play Vincent Massey from Winnipeg in their opening game.

Jacob Bos and the KSS Owls will host the 45th annual Interior Savings Western Canada Basketball Tournament beginning Thursday.                                -Image: Douglas Farrow/Contributor
Penticton’s Andi Naude (at left) celebrating her podium win at the Tremblant World Cup stop on the weekend with Canadian teammate, and first place winner, Justine Dufour-Lapointe (middle) and third place finisher Yulia Galysheva. Photo courtesy of Andre Chevrier/FIS

Naude earns freestyle podium spot at last event before Olympics

Penticton freestyle skier Andi Naude earns second at last World Cup before Pyeongchang Olympics

Penticton’s Andi Naude (at left) celebrating her podium win at the Tremblant World Cup stop on the weekend with Canadian teammate, and first place winner, Justine Dufour-Lapointe (middle) and third place finisher Yulia Galysheva. Photo courtesy of Andre Chevrier/FIS
Tychonik continues scoring run

Tychonik continues scoring run

Vees chalk up another win with Pink in the Rink

Tychonik continues scoring run
Cal Foote (left) and Dillon Dube won gold with Team Canada Saturday night. -Image: Marissa Baecker/Shoot the Breeze Photography

Kelowna to honour golden Rockets

Both Dillon Dube and Cal Foote will be honoured Wednesday at Prospera Place

Cal Foote (left) and Dillon Dube won gold with Team Canada Saturday night. -Image: Marissa Baecker/Shoot the Breeze Photography
Dillon Dube #19 of the Kelowna Rockets leads the team through the tunnel to the ice against the Calgary Hitmen on October 13, 2017 at Prospera Place in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada. - Image: Marissa Baecker/Shoot the Breeze

Rockets’ Dube named Team Canada captain

Kelowna Rockets forward will wear the C for Team Canada at the World Junior Hockey Championships

Dillon Dube #19 of the Kelowna Rockets leads the team through the tunnel to the ice against the Calgary Hitmen on October 13, 2017 at Prospera Place in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada. - Image: Marissa Baecker/Shoot the Breeze
Rangers runners up in Nelson bantam tourney

Rangers runners up in Nelson bantam tourney

Penticton Rangers clinch second place in bantam minor hockey tournament

Rangers runners up in Nelson bantam tourney
Vees gunning for lucky 13

Vees gunning for lucky 13

Penticton Vees headed to Vernon Saturday with a shot at a tie for first in the BCHL

Vees gunning for lucky 13
Junior B hockey players will require full face protection

Junior B hockey players will require full face protection

Decision expected to reduce number of dental injuries among players

  • Dec 7, 2017
Junior B hockey players will require full face protection
The Vees took their show on the road last weekend and notched up two more wins. (Western News file photo)

Vees up winning streak to 10 games

Back-to-back wins over Nanaimo and Port Alberni push Vees winning streak into double digits

The Vees took their show on the road last weekend and notched up two more wins. (Western News file photo)
Vees edge home town Clippers for nine in a row

Vees edge home town Clippers for nine in a row

The visiting Penticton Vees beat the Nanaimo Clippers for ninth win

Vees edge home town Clippers for nine in a row