BC Minor Hockey

Vernon Watkin Motors Mustangs and the Kelowna Rockets played to a 4-4 tie in Okanagan Tier 1 U13 League hockey play in Kelowna. (Black Press file photo)

Vernon, Kelowna battle to 4-4 U13 hockey draw in roller-coaster game

Lead changes hands three times before Kelowna gets late goal for the tie

 

The Vernon Watkin Motors Mustangs defeated the Cranbrook Bucks 8-3 and Kamloops Blazers 8-6 in Tier 1 U13 minor hockey action in Vernon Dec. 11 and 12. (Morning Star - file photo)

Eights are wild for Vernon Watkin Motors Mustangs

Vernon Tier 1 U13 hockey team score 8-3 and 8-6 win over Cranbook and Kamloops, respectively

 

The Vernon Boston Pizza Junior Vipers and Merritt Centennials’ U11 Development C hockey squads, along with parents and coaches, enjoy donated pizza, fruit and veggies after their game Saturday, Dec. 4, in Vernon. The Vipers arranged the meal in support of the Centennials, all of whom were affected by recently flooding. (Contributed)

Vernon hockey team breaks (pizza) bread with Merritt opponents

U11 Boston Pizza Vipers host Merritt for pizza meal post-game to show support for those affected by floods

 

The Vernon H&L Glass Development A Junior Vipers players and coaches have been collecting tournament gold medals in 2021-22, the latest from Nanaimo. (File photo)

Vernon H&L Glass Vipers a pane for other hockey teams

Development A squad has won seven straight games, five coming at a tournament win in Nanaimo

The Vernon H&L Glass Development A Junior Vipers players and coaches have been collecting tournament gold medals in 2021-22, the latest from Nanaimo. (File photo)
The Vernon Nixon Wenger Vipers won a U13 Tier 3 minor hockey tournament in Williams Lake Nov. 19-21. (Steven Wraith photo)

Vernon Nixon Wenger Vipers golden in Laketown

U13 minor hockey squad goes undefeated to win tournament in Williams Lake

The Vernon Nixon Wenger Vipers won a U13 Tier 3 minor hockey tournament in Williams Lake Nov. 19-21. (Steven Wraith photo)
The Vernon Boston Pizza Junior Vipers won gold at a weekend U11 Development C minor hockey tournament in Kamloops. The Vipers were a perfect 5-0. (Contributed)

Vernon Boston Pizza Junior Vipers golden in Kamloops

U11 Development C squad goes perfect 5-0 to win gold medal at weekend tournament

The Vernon Boston Pizza Junior Vipers won gold at a weekend U11 Development C minor hockey tournament in Kamloops. The Vipers were a perfect 5-0. (Contributed)
The Winfield Bruins hosted a bottle drive Saturdy in Lake Country ad raised $2,385. (Julie Forgie photo)
The Winfield Bruins hosted a bottle drive Saturdy in Lake Country ad raised $2,385. (Julie Forgie photo)
The Vernon H&L Glass Development A Junior Vipers rolled past Kelowna 8-3 in action at Kal Tire Place on the weekend of Oct. 30. (Contributed)

Vernon Junior Vipers roll over Kelowna

Minor Hockey A Development squad score four unanswered goals in third for 8-3 decision at home

The Vernon H&L Glass Development A Junior Vipers rolled past Kelowna 8-3 in action at Kal Tire Place on the weekend of Oct. 30. (Contributed)
The Vernon Vipers Tier 2 U15 hockey squad earned some cash and some education Saturday, Oct. 30, taking part in a Firesmart Yardwork fundraiser in Okanagan Landing's Canadian Lakeview Estates neighbourhood, to the delight of the residents. (Carly Gare photo)

Vernon minor hockey team rakes in fundraising cash

U15 Tier 2 Vipers help Firesmart Canadian Lakeview Estates neighbourhood to earn some funds for season

The Vernon Vipers Tier 2 U15 hockey squad earned some cash and some education Saturday, Oct. 30, taking part in a Firesmart Yardwork fundraiser in Okanagan Landing's Canadian Lakeview Estates neighbourhood, to the delight of the residents. (Carly Gare photo)
The Vernon H&L Glass Development A Junior Vipers players and coaches celebrate their gold-medal win at their own Fall Harvest minor hockey tournament at Kal Tire Place North. (Contributed)

Junior Vipers harvest Vernon home tourney

MINOR HOCKEY: Development A squad edged West Kelowna 7-6 in championship

The Vernon H&L Glass Development A Junior Vipers players and coaches celebrate their gold-medal win at their own Fall Harvest minor hockey tournament at Kal Tire Place North. (Contributed)
The Vernon Watkin Motors Mustangs are 2-0 in Okanagan Mainline Tier 1 Peewee Hockey League action after an 8-2 thumping of the Kelowna Rockets. (Morning Star file photo)

Vernon Mustangs wallop Kelowna Rockets

PEEWEE HOCKEY: Vernon rolls to 2-0 in Okanagan Tier 1 league play after 8-2 win over visiting Rockets

The Vernon Watkin Motors Mustangs are 2-0 in Okanagan Mainline Tier 1 Peewee Hockey League action after an 8-2 thumping of the Kelowna Rockets. (Morning Star file photo)
The Vernon Watkin Motors Mustangs made a successful return to the Okanagan Mainline Conference’s Tier 1 Peewee Division Sunday, Oct. 10, with a 7-2 thumping of the West Kelowna Warriors. (Morning Star - file photo)

Vernon Mustangs maul West Kelowna

MINOR HOCKEY: Vernon team makes triumphant return to top division

The Vernon Watkin Motors Mustangs made a successful return to the Okanagan Mainline Conference’s Tier 1 Peewee Division Sunday, Oct. 10, with a 7-2 thumping of the West Kelowna Warriors. (Morning Star - file photo)
Head instructor Grady Gare goes over a drill with attendees at the sixth Gare Hockey Camp held Aug. 30 to Sept. 2 at Vernon’s Okanagan Training Rink. 
(Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Vernon hockey youth score skills with former NHL star

Gare Hockey Camp focused on intro to body contacting for U15 age group at OTR featuring Smithson

Head instructor Grady Gare goes over a drill with attendees at the sixth Gare Hockey Camp held Aug. 30 to Sept. 2 at Vernon’s Okanagan Training Rink. 
(Roger Knox - Morning Star)
Sam Mowat (right) is the new director of hockey operations for Greater Vernon Minor Hockey. (Facebook photo)

Greater Vernon Minor Hockey names new hockey operations director

Sam Mowat is excited about the position and about the potential return of minor hockey in 2021

Sam Mowat (right) is the new director of hockey operations for Greater Vernon Minor Hockey. (Facebook photo)
New Border Bruins owner Dr. Mark Szynkaruk reps team colours with his young sons and wife Tracey. Photo courtesy of the Grand Forks Border Bruins

KIJHL’s Border Bruins sold to Grand Forks doctor

The league announced the sale Friday, May 14

New Border Bruins owner Dr. Mark Szynkaruk reps team colours with his young sons and wife Tracey. Photo courtesy of the Grand Forks Border Bruins
The five graduating members of the Vernon-based Thompson Okanagan Lakers U18AAA girls hockey team – Jessica Engelbrecht (from left), Makenna Howe, Cheree Peters, Jayden Perpelitz, and Alexis Bishop – have all committed to collegiate hockey programs in Canada and the U.S. (Photo submitted)

Vernon-based hockey squad sends 5 to college ranks

Thompson Okanagan U18AAA Lakers players heading to Canadian and U.S. programs

The five graduating members of the Vernon-based Thompson Okanagan Lakers U18AAA girls hockey team – Jessica Engelbrecht (from left), Makenna Howe, Cheree Peters, Jayden Perpelitz, and Alexis Bishop – have all committed to collegiate hockey programs in Canada and the U.S. (Photo submitted)
The Vernon-based Thompson-Okanagan Lakers were leading the B.C. Female U18 AAA exhibition series with the best record when play was stopped due to COVID-19. (Photo supplied)

Vernon hockey ladies stalled by pause

Thompson-Okanagan Lakers Female U18 AAA have best record in B.C. exhibition series

The Vernon-based Thompson-Okanagan Lakers were leading the B.C. Female U18 AAA exhibition series with the best record when play was stopped due to COVID-19. (Photo supplied)
Vernon’s Kal Tire Place. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

COVID-19: North Okanagan parents want arena access as minor hockey games resume

Rink occupancy is limited to 50 people during the pandemic, leaving no room for spectators

Vernon’s Kal Tire Place. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
Thompson Okanagan Lakers foward Jessica Engelbrecht waits intently for the linesman to drop the puck in a defensive zone faceoff in front of goalie Cheree Peters. Engelbrecht, Peters, and the Lakers swept a three-game Female U18 AAA hockey series in Vernon from the visiting Vancouver Island Seals. (Jen Petty photo)

Vernon-based Thompson Lakers sweep hockey series from Seals

U18 AAA female squad takes three games from visiting Vancouver Island team

Thompson Okanagan Lakers foward Jessica Engelbrecht waits intently for the linesman to drop the puck in a defensive zone faceoff in front of goalie Cheree Peters. Engelbrecht, Peters, and the Lakers swept a three-game Female U18 AAA hockey series in Vernon from the visiting Vancouver Island Seals. (Jen Petty photo)
Sandy Moger has stepped down as director of hockey operations with Greater Vernon Minor Hockey after 13 years. (Facebook photo)

Vernon minor hockey seeks new director of operations

Citing a need for a change, Sandy Moger steps down after 13 years

Sandy Moger has stepped down as director of hockey operations with Greater Vernon Minor Hockey after 13 years. (Facebook photo)