BC Minor Hockey

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

 

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

 

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

 

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)
Austin Seibel of Coldstream, the Most Valuable Player in Tier 2 Bantam and Greater Vernon Minor Hockey Goalie of the Year for 2019-20, is taking his game to the Prairies, enrolling in a Saskatchewan hockey academy. (Morning Star - file photo)

Coldstream goalie preps for life on the Prairies

Austin Seibel, minor hockey’s 2020 Goalie of the Year, joins Saskatchewan’s Prairie Hockey Academy

Austin Seibel of Coldstream, the Most Valuable Player in Tier 2 Bantam and Greater Vernon Minor Hockey Goalie of the Year for 2019-20, is taking his game to the Prairies, enrolling in a Saskatchewan hockey academy. (Morning Star - file photo)
Vernon Vipers ready for tentative season start amid COVID-19

Vernon Vipers ready for tentative season start amid COVID-19

Vipers ownership say more information to come when it becomes available

Vernon Vipers ready for tentative season start amid COVID-19
Coldstream’s Jace Weir, 16, has been selected to attend Hockey Canada’s virtual U17 development camp July 19-25. Weir, who played in 2019-20 with the Okanagan Rockets of the B.C. Major League, is looking to land with the Western Hockey League’s Red Deer Rebels, who hold his bantam rights. (Photo submitted)

Coldstream defenceman warrants U17 camp call

Jace Weir, 16, of the Okanagan Rockets one of 113 players picked for Hockey Canada virtual camp

Coldstream’s Jace Weir, 16, has been selected to attend Hockey Canada’s virtual U17 development camp July 19-25. Weir, who played in 2019-20 with the Okanagan Rockets of the B.C. Major League, is looking to land with the Western Hockey League’s Red Deer Rebels, who hold his bantam rights. (Photo submitted)
Salmon Arm’s Roy Sakaki (left) has been named Hockey Canada’s Order of Merit West 2020 Award Winner for his dedication to the game. (File photo)

Shuswap’s Mr. Hockey recognized by Hockey Canada

Roy Sakaki of Salmon Arm named Order of Merit West winner for 2020

Salmon Arm’s Roy Sakaki (left) has been named Hockey Canada’s Order of Merit West 2020 Award Winner for his dedication to the game. (File photo)
Minor hockey is unlikely to be rushed back into action, even if Vancouver is picked as a hub city for the NHL playoffs. (BLACK PRESS file photo)

NHL return unlikely to affect minor hockey in B.C.: officials

Minor sports remain part of Phase 4 of Restart Plan

Minor hockey is unlikely to be rushed back into action, even if Vancouver is picked as a hub city for the NHL playoffs. (BLACK PRESS file photo)
The organizing committee for the annual Vernon Coca Cola Classic Peewee Hockey Tournament, held for the past 49 years during Vernon Winter Carnival, has provided an update on plans for the upcoming 50th anniversary event. (Morning Star - file photo)

Future of 50th anniversary Vernon hockey tournament not determined

Organizers say it’s ‘too early’ to decide if milestone event will go as planned in February 2021

The organizing committee for the annual Vernon Coca Cola Classic Peewee Hockey Tournament, held for the past 49 years during Vernon Winter Carnival, has provided an update on plans for the upcoming 50th anniversary event. (Morning Star - file photo)
The Vernon Sun Valley Source For Sports Tier 2 Bantam Vipers hockey team posing for their team picture made it into the final cut of the documentary film Hockey 24, which aired Canada-wide Sunday, May 24, on Sportsnet. (Melissa Jacobs - Inspire Kindness Productions screenshot)

Vernon minor hockey players make cut for documentary

Hockey 24 includes Austin Seibel and his Vernon Tier 2 Bantam teammates, filmed by Coldstream woman

The Vernon Sun Valley Source For Sports Tier 2 Bantam Vipers hockey team posing for their team picture made it into the final cut of the documentary film Hockey 24, which aired Canada-wide Sunday, May 24, on Sportsnet. (Melissa Jacobs - Inspire Kindness Productions screenshot)
Vernon’s Deagan McMillan of the Delta Hockey Academy Bantam Prep Green squad was chosen in the second round, 25th overall, of the Western Hockey League Bantam Draft Wednesday, April 22, by the Tri-City Americans. (Tri-City Americans - photo)                                Vernon’s Deagan McMillan of the Delta Hockey Academy Bantam Prep Green squad was chosen in the second round, 25th overall, of the Western Hockey League Bantam Draft Wednesday, April 22, by the Tri-City Americans. (Tri-City Americans - photo)

Americans high on Vernon player

Deagan McMillan goes in second round of WHL draft to Tri-City; Warriors claim Vernon’s Cosmo Wilson

Vernon’s Deagan McMillan of the Delta Hockey Academy Bantam Prep Green squad was chosen in the second round, 25th overall, of the Western Hockey League Bantam Draft Wednesday, April 22, by the Tri-City Americans. (Tri-City Americans - photo)                                Vernon’s Deagan McMillan of the Delta Hockey Academy Bantam Prep Green squad was chosen in the second round, 25th overall, of the Western Hockey League Bantam Draft Wednesday, April 22, by the Tri-City Americans. (Tri-City Americans - photo)
Nathan Gossoo (Center) and Lian Gayfer (Right, wearing “A”) were both selected in the 2020 WHL Bantam Draft. (Photo - Nathan Gossoo)

Four Okanagan Rockets selected in the 2020 WHL Bantam Draft

Nathan Gossoo, Lian Gayfter, Dante Nunes and Luke Schraeder were selected

Nathan Gossoo (Center) and Lian Gayfer (Right, wearing “A”) were both selected in the 2020 WHL Bantam Draft. (Photo - Nathan Gossoo)
The Summerland Steam, in white, and the Princeton Posse faced each other in a Junior B hockey game at the Summerland Arena in January. The Posse defeated the Steam 3-1. (Summerland Review file photo)

Summerland Steam preparing for fall hockey season

Despite COVID-19, organizers of Junior B team anticipate league play this fall

The Summerland Steam, in white, and the Princeton Posse faced each other in a Junior B hockey game at the Summerland Arena in January. The Posse defeated the Steam 3-1. (Summerland Review file photo)
Greater Vernon Minor Hockey didn’t have its year-end banquet but they have announced all the award winners for 2019-20. (Tanya Seibel file photo)

Vernon minor hockey hands out year-end hardware

Organization couldn’t hold annual banquet because of COVID-19

Greater Vernon Minor Hockey didn’t have its year-end banquet but they have announced all the award winners for 2019-20. (Tanya Seibel file photo)
BC Hockey and the Vancouver Canucks are encouraging stick taps for health care workers every night at 7 p.m. (Facebook page)

BC Hockey, Vancouver Canucks encourage stick tapping to honour frontline health care workers

Families are encouraged to video themselves tapping their sticks at 7 p.m. and post to social media

BC Hockey and the Vancouver Canucks are encouraging stick taps for health care workers every night at 7 p.m. (Facebook page)
The Vernon Interior Savings Bandits are off to the Okanagan Valley Bantam Hockey Super League playoffs in Chase this weekend, after a thrilling 4-3 triple overtime win over the regular-season champion Salmon Arm Hornets in the championship. (Photo submitted)

Boosh boosts Vernon Bandits to Valley finals

Jaxon Bouchard’s second OT winner in as many games gives Vernon team Bantam hockey title

The Vernon Interior Savings Bandits are off to the Okanagan Valley Bantam Hockey Super League playoffs in Chase this weekend, after a thrilling 4-3 triple overtime win over the regular-season champion Salmon Arm Hornets in the championship. (Photo submitted)
Vernon Sun Valley Source For Sports goalie Austin Seibel uses his head to stop a Kelowna Jr. Rockets foe during Okanagan Tier 2 Bantam Hockey League playoff action. (Tanya Seibel photo)

Vernon Tier 2 Bantam Vipers bag bronze in playoffs

Minor hockey season winding down in the house and rep leagues

Vernon Sun Valley Source For Sports goalie Austin Seibel uses his head to stop a Kelowna Jr. Rockets foe during Okanagan Tier 2 Bantam Hockey League playoff action. (Tanya Seibel photo)
The Vernon Lakers (white ) and Salmon Arm Silvertips will meet for a third time in as many weekends Saturday in Sicamous as the Okanagan Peewee A Female Hockey playoffs begin. (Katherine Peters - Morning Star)

Vernon Lakers, Salmon Arm set for female hockey showdown

Female Peewee A tournament goes this weekend in Sicamous

The Vernon Lakers (white ) and Salmon Arm Silvertips will meet for a third time in as many weekends Saturday in Sicamous as the Okanagan Peewee A Female Hockey playoffs begin. (Katherine Peters - Morning Star)
Vernon Nixon Wengers forward Luke Mitchell (11) is supported by teammate Kobe Maltman (right) as they face a trio of Spokane Chiefs players in a Peewee Tier 3 tournament in Nelson. (Nicole Wilson - photo)

Vernon Peewee Vipers slam Penticton

Team has scored 38 goals in last five games counting tournament and league

Vernon Nixon Wengers forward Luke Mitchell (11) is supported by teammate Kobe Maltman (right) as they face a trio of Spokane Chiefs players in a Peewee Tier 3 tournament in Nelson. (Nicole Wilson - photo)