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Spokane Chiefs forward Jack Finley of Kelowna was revealed as a member of the 35-player selection camp roster by Hockey Canada on Dec. 1. (Contributed)

Kelowna hockey player participating in Canada’s National Junior Team Selection Camp

Jack Finley will compete for a spot on Canada’s National Junior Team at the 2022 IIHF World Junior Championship

Matthew Culling (left) and Luke Pakulak celebrate Jack Glen’s (14) second-period goal during the Vernon Vipers’ 5-1 BCHL win over the West Kelowna Warriors Wednesday, Dec. 1, at Kal Tire Place. (Lisa Mazurek - Vernon Vipers Photography)

Vernon Vipers snap losing streak with romp over West Kelowna

BCHL: Vernon wins for first time in seven games with impressive 5-1 decision over Warriors

Vernon Vipers forward Nick Remissong crashes into Penticton Vees goalie Kaeden Lane with help from Vees defenceman Owen Simpson during Penticton’s 4-3 come-from-behind BCHL win Saturday, Nov. 27, at Kal Tire Place. It would be Remissong’s last game with Vernon as he, two defencemen and future considerations were sent to the Merritt Centennials for two veteran players. (Lisa Mazurek - Vernon Vipers Photgraphy)

Vernon Vipers shake up roster with huge trade

Three players and future considerations go to Merritt Centennials; two veteran players head to Vernon

Joe Murphy (12) and the Vernon Panthers will host the AA/AAA Interior/North Senior Varsity high school football championship, Friday, Dec. 3, at Greater Vernon Athletic Park. The AA Cats will take on the AAA Kelowna Owls. Kick-off is 7 p.m. (Darren Hove photo)

Vernon Panthers to host Kelowna in Interior football final

The AA Panthers entertain the AAA Owls Friday, Dec. 3, 7 p.m., at Greater Vernon Athletic Park

Joe Murphy (12) and the Vernon Panthers will host the AA/AAA Interior/North Senior Varsity high school football championship, Friday, Dec. 3, at Greater Vernon Athletic Park. The AA Cats will take on the AAA Kelowna Owls. Kick-off is 7 p.m. (Darren Hove photo)
Kane Peterson, 9, gets his COVID vaccination at North Sound Pediatrics in Mill Creek, WA on Nov. 6, 2021. A vaccination clinic for children aged 5 to 11 is planned for the Ashcroft HUB on Nov. 30. (Photo credit: Kevin Clark/The Herald)

Children in Interior Health are eligible for vaccines

Children age five to eleven are eligible for COVID-19 vaccine registration

Kane Peterson, 9, gets his COVID vaccination at North Sound Pediatrics in Mill Creek, WA on Nov. 6, 2021. A vaccination clinic for children aged 5 to 11 is planned for the Ashcroft HUB on Nov. 30. (Photo credit: Kevin Clark/The Herald)
BCHL

BCHL taking out-of-conference games off the schedule for rest of 2021-22 season

The league is shifting to regional matchups with travel still hindered province wide

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Radka Malyk and Jim Peck were married by West Kelowna Warrior’s Chaplain Don Richmond during the November 27 game. (Cole Schisler photo)

Newly-weds tie the knot at West Kelowna Warriors game

Jim and Radka Peck joined together in holy matrimony at centre ice during the Nov. 27 game

Radka Malyk and Jim Peck were married by West Kelowna Warrior’s Chaplain Don Richmond during the November 27 game. (Cole Schisler photo)
Chilliwack’s Cameron Johnson is one of 24 BCHL skaters added to an online all-star ballot along with eight goaltenders. (Darren Francis photo)

BCHL adds 24 skaters, 8 goaltenders to online all-star ballot

Voting is open until Tuesday to determine which six skaters and four goalies make the game

Chilliwack’s Cameron Johnson is one of 24 BCHL skaters added to an online all-star ballot along with eight goaltenders. (Darren Francis photo)
Chilliwack Chief Abram Wiebe is one of 18 BCHLers named to the All-Star three-on-three tournament following a poll of league coaches. (Darren Francis photo)

BCHL coaches determine initial 18 skaters for three-on-three all-star tournament

Remaining all-stars will be determined through online fan voting

Chilliwack Chief Abram Wiebe is one of 18 BCHLers named to the All-Star three-on-three tournament following a poll of league coaches. (Darren Francis photo)
BCHL

Flooding fallout forces BCHL to postpone more games

Nine matches are being pushed back, but the junior A league has also added nine regional games

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Interior AAA Junior Varsity Football championship Thursday, Nov. 18. (Ron Pres / Facebook)

Rutland Voodoos vanquish Kelowna Owls

Junior Varsity Football: Voodoos win Interior AAA title with convincing 37-0 romp over crosstown rivals

Interior AAA Junior Varsity Football championship Thursday, Nov. 18. (Ron Pres / Facebook)
Owen Say made 21 saves for the Salmon Arm Silverbacks Saturday, Nov. 20, but his team failed to score a goal as they fell 2-0 to the visiting West Kelowna Warriors at the Shaw Centre. (Chris Fowler Image)

Katz roars loud for West Kelowna in BCHL shutout over Salmon Arm

Justin Katz made 26 saves Saturday, Nov. 20, as the Warriors blanked the hometown Silverbacks 2-0

Owen Say made 21 saves for the Salmon Arm Silverbacks Saturday, Nov. 20, but his team failed to score a goal as they fell 2-0 to the visiting West Kelowna Warriors at the Shaw Centre. (Chris Fowler Image)
Vernon’s Ken Holland (left) receives his Honoured Member blazer and Tissot watch from Hockey Hall of Fame Chair of the Board and Honoured Member Lanny McDonald Monday, Nov. 15, in Toronto. (Kevin Sousa/Hockey Hall of Fame)

NHL Hockey Hall of Fame welcomes Vernon’s Ken Holland

Edmonton Oilers president one of six people inducted in Class of 2020-21 Monday in Toronto

Vernon’s Ken Holland (left) receives his Honoured Member blazer and Tissot watch from Hockey Hall of Fame Chair of the Board and Honoured Member Lanny McDonald Monday, Nov. 15, in Toronto. (Kevin Sousa/Hockey Hall of Fame)
BCHL

BCHL postpones eight games due to flooding

The homes of the Chilliwack Chiefs and Merritt Centennials have been particularly hard hit

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The West Kelowna Warriors took care of the Vernon Vipers in BCHL action Saturday, Nov. 13, in West Kelowna, scoring a 5-1 decision. (File photo - Lisa Mazurek/Vernon Vipers Photography)

West Kelowna Warriors handle Vernon Vipers

BCHL: Warriors win seventh straight with 5-1 decision over Highway 97 rivals

The West Kelowna Warriors took care of the Vernon Vipers in BCHL action Saturday, Nov. 13, in West Kelowna, scoring a 5-1 decision. (File photo - Lisa Mazurek/Vernon Vipers Photography)
The Kelowna Rockets fell 5-4 to the Portland Winterhawks at Prospera Place on Nov. 5. (Photo: Steve Dunsmoor/Kelowna Rockets)

Kelowna Rockets fall short in comeback against Portland Winterhawks

The Winterhawks took a commanding 4-2 lead after the first period

The Kelowna Rockets fell 5-4 to the Portland Winterhawks at Prospera Place on Nov. 5. (Photo: Steve Dunsmoor/Kelowna Rockets)
Brennan Nelson playing for the Okanagan Rockets, photo provided by Brennan Nelson. (File photo)

Scouts to attend upcoming Okanagan Classic U18 AAA tournament

The 2006 players in particular will be under examination from Western Hockey League scouts

Brennan Nelson playing for the Okanagan Rockets, photo provided by Brennan Nelson. (File photo)
BCHL

BCHL all-star festivities to include Top Prospects Game

All-star events will be held Jan. 14 in Penticton, with NHL and college scouts in attendance

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Kelowna’s Vivian Schmeeckle (right) discusses shot options with skip Hannah Rempel as Comox Valley counterpart Keelie Duncan looks on during semifinal play Sunday, Oct. 24, at the 20th annual Rick Cotter Memorial Junior Spiel at the Vernon Curling Club. Rempel went on to win the championship. (Roger Knox - Black Press)

Kelowna quartet rakes in Cotter cash

Hannah Rempel rink wins 20th annual Rick Cotter Memorial Junior Spiel at Vernon Curling Club

Kelowna’s Vivian Schmeeckle (right) discusses shot options with skip Hannah Rempel as Comox Valley counterpart Keelie Duncan looks on during semifinal play Sunday, Oct. 24, at the 20th annual Rick Cotter Memorial Junior Spiel at the Vernon Curling Club. Rempel went on to win the championship. (Roger Knox - Black Press)
Members of the Sardis Drumline on the ice at an empty Abbotsford Centre prior to Friday night’s American Hockey League game. (submitted photo)

Chilliwack’s Sardis Drumline gets season-long gig at Vancouver Canucks games

Small groups from Sardis secondary school will perform at 41 National Hockey League matches

Members of the Sardis Drumline on the ice at an empty Abbotsford Centre prior to Friday night’s American Hockey League game. (submitted photo)