Emanuel Sequeira

Niklas Edin (centre) of Sweden will be among the men’s rinks competing in the Ashley Home Store Curling Classic taking place at the Penticton Curling Club Nov. 3 to 6, 2017.                                World Curling Tour photo

Penticton draws top curlers for inaugural World Curling Tour

Penticton’s World Curling Tour field includes No. 2 Niklas Eden from Sweden on Nov. 3 to 6.

Niklas Edin (centre) of Sweden will be among the men’s rinks competing in the Ashley Home Store Curling Classic taking place at the Penticton Curling Club Nov. 3 to 6, 2017.                                World Curling Tour photo
Vees take opening tilt against Vipers

Vees take opening tilt against Vipers

The Penticton Vees won their opening B.C. Hockey League match against the Vernon Vipers

Vees take opening tilt against Vipers
Weekend extraordinaire of drag racing

Weekend extraordinaire of drag racing

Wine Country Racing Association hosted its eighth annual Car Club Challenge in Osoyoos

Weekend extraordinaire of drag racing
Mighty Quail to be “bloody hard”

Mighty Quail to be “bloody hard”

The inaugural Mighty Quail 100 kilometre race will test experienced trail runners

Mighty Quail to be “bloody hard”
Tina Hoeben

KISU coach wins prestigious award

B.C. swim coaches choose Tina Hoeben for Rubber Boot Award

Tina Hoeben
Troy Stecher determined to earn roster spot at Canucks camp

Troy Stecher determined to earn roster spot at Canucks camp

Voted the Vancouver Canucks best defenceman by fans, Troy Stecher is taking nothing for granted

Troy Stecher determined to earn roster spot at Canucks camp
Nolan Bryan from the Penticton Stars skates off after unsuccessfully trying to get a shot past goalie Connor Nicolson from Kelowna Wild. Western News photo

Hockey tourney exceeds cash goal

The Penticton 4v4 Back to School tournament raised more than $1,500

Nolan Bryan from the Penticton Stars skates off after unsuccessfully trying to get a shot past goalie Connor Nicolson from Kelowna Wild. Western News photo
Noland Hildebrand made 26 saves to lead the Penticton Vees to a 4-2 win over the Merritt Centennials to kick off the B.C. Hockey League season on Sept. 8.                                Ian Webster/Merritt Herald

Play nets Vees goalie confidence, win

Penticton Vees goalie Nolan Hildebrand confidence nets him early win

Noland Hildebrand made 26 saves to lead the Penticton Vees to a 4-2 win over the Merritt Centennials to kick off the B.C. Hockey League season on Sept. 8.                                Ian Webster/Merritt Herald
The Red Eyes Paddling Club from Calgary digs in as they row back the width of Skaha lake in a semi final heat at the 2017 Penticton Dragon Boat Festival. Steve Kidd/Western News

Penticton Festival elevates dragon boats

Visiting teams loved competition featured in Penticton Dragon Boat Festival

The Red Eyes Paddling Club from Calgary digs in as they row back the width of Skaha lake in a semi final heat at the 2017 Penticton Dragon Boat Festival. Steve Kidd/Western News
Michael Garteig motivated to win for Canucks

Michael Garteig motivated to win for Canucks

Former BCHL goalie strives to keep improving with Utica, Poolman has Jets debut in Penticton

Michael Garteig motivated to win for Canucks
Brad Morrison, an Okanagan Hockey Academy alumni, was determined the show the Calgary Flames his playmaking ability during the Canucks Young Stars Classic while on a tryout with the NHL team.                                Emanuel Sequeira/Western News

OHA alum flash skill in Classic

Okanagan Hockey Academy alum were on display in Canucks Young Stars Classic

Brad Morrison, an Okanagan Hockey Academy alumni, was determined the show the Calgary Flames his playmaking ability during the Canucks Young Stars Classic while on a tryout with the NHL team.                                Emanuel Sequeira/Western News
Flames torch Canucks in Young Stars

Flames torch Canucks in Young Stars

Okanagan Hockey Academy alum Brad Morrison helps Flames defeat the Canucks in Young Stars Classic.

Flames torch Canucks in Young Stars
With traffic in front of his goal, the Winnipeg Jets weren’t able to rattle Edmonton Oilers goalie Stuart Skinner, who earned a 3-0 win in the Canucks Young Stars Classic at the South Okanagan Events Centre Saturday. The Lethbridge Hurricanes goalie turned aside 26 shots. Emanuel Sequeira/Western News

Oilers shutout Jets in Young Stars

Stuart Skinner’s 26-save performance leads Oilers past Jets in Young Stars Classic

With traffic in front of his goal, the Winnipeg Jets weren’t able to rattle Edmonton Oilers goalie Stuart Skinner, who earned a 3-0 win in the Canucks Young Stars Classic at the South Okanagan Events Centre Saturday. The Lethbridge Hurricanes goalie turned aside 26 shots. Emanuel Sequeira/Western News
Tychonick pots winner for Vees

Tychonick pots winner for Vees

The Penticton Vees opened the B.C. Hockey League season with road win over Merritt

Tychonick pots winner for Vees
Brock Broeser of the Vancouver Canucks leads the rush out of his end in the game against the Winnipeg Jets Friday at the South Okanagan Events Centre in the teams’ first match of the Canucks Young Stars Classic. The Canucks won the game 4-2.                                Mark Brett/Western News

Lind helps lead Canucks to victory

Kelowna Rockets’ Kole Lind’s three-point night leads Canucks to win in Young Stars Classic

Brock Broeser of the Vancouver Canucks leads the rush out of his end in the game against the Winnipeg Jets Friday at the South Okanagan Events Centre in the teams’ first match of the Canucks Young Stars Classic. The Canucks won the game 4-2.                                Mark Brett/Western News
Lacrosse players net medals at national championship

Lacrosse players net medals at national championship

Rhys MacDonald helps B.C. under-15 field lacrosse strike gold at nationals, silver for under-18 team

Lacrosse players net medals at national championship
The Penticton Dragon Boat Festival will feature 84 teams competing in the women’s, mixed and breast cancer divisions on the waters of Skaha Lake, Sept. 9 to 10. Steve Kidd/Western News                                The Penticton Dragon Boat Festival will feature 84 teams competing in the women’s, mixed and breast cancer divisions on the waters of Skaha Lake, Sept. 9 to 10.                                Steve Kidd/Western News

Dragon Boat Festival paddlers ready to make a splash in Penticton

Visitors like ending their season with the Penticton Dragon Boat Festival

The Penticton Dragon Boat Festival will feature 84 teams competing in the women’s, mixed and breast cancer divisions on the waters of Skaha Lake, Sept. 9 to 10. Steve Kidd/Western News                                The Penticton Dragon Boat Festival will feature 84 teams competing in the women’s, mixed and breast cancer divisions on the waters of Skaha Lake, Sept. 9 to 10.                                Steve Kidd/Western News
The Penticton Speedway hosted the Drift Union Matsuri event during the Labour Day weekend. The event attracted nearly 50 drivers.                                Douglas Farrow/Special to the Western News

Drift Union Matsuri hit Penticton Speedway

Drift car racing entertained crowds at the Penticton Speedway

The Penticton Speedway hosted the Drift Union Matsuri event during the Labour Day weekend. The event attracted nearly 50 drivers.                                Douglas Farrow/Special to the Western News
Demko looking to impress at Young Stars

Demko looking to impress at Young Stars

Top Vancouver Canucks goaltending prospect Thatcher Demko aims to be at his best

Demko looking to impress at Young Stars
High hockey IQ helps Vees adapt quick

High hockey IQ helps Vees adapt quick

The Penticton Vees sign Henry Enebak, adding depth to their forward group before season starts

High hockey IQ helps Vees adapt quick