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About frodgers

Director of Broadcasting & Media Relations for the Penticton Vees

Finlay, Rockets at the Telus Cup

Incoming Vees forward and Denver University commit Liam Finlay and his midget team, the Okanagan Rockets, are vying for a national championship at the 2014 Telus Cup in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan this week. Finlay, 17, and the Rockets opened the … Continue reading

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Former Vees Meet in NHL Playoffs

From the Penticton Herald: “Fred Harbinson still wonders how things would have unfolded had Ryan Johansen played one more season with the Penticton Vees. For starters, the current Columbus Blue Jackets star would have played alongside Pittsburgh Penguins forward Beau … Continue reading

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McKenzie Named AHL Rookie of the Year

The accolades continue to pour in for former Vee Curtis McKenzie. Last week he was named to the AHL (American Hockey League) All-Rookie team, and today the league announced he is the 2013-2014 winner of the Dudley (Red) Garrett Memorial … Continue reading

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Reilly’s Play for NCAA Championship

The Frozen Four Championship goes tomorrow in Philadelphia and nine BCHL alumni will take part in the game, include three former Vees, when Minnesota battles Union College. The Gophers punched their ticket to the title game by beating North Dakota … Continue reading

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McKenzie an AHL All-Star

Today the American Hockey League (AHL) unveiled its All-Rookie team and former Vees forward Curtis McKenzie was one of five players named to the team (Complete List). The former Vee had a standout rookie season with the Texas Stars, the … Continue reading

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Beauvais, Ramsey on NHL Central Scouting Final Rankings

Two Penticton Vees cracked the final rendition  of NHL Central Scouting Pre-Draft list. Brett Beauvais (190) and Jack Ramsey (181) are ranked among the top 200 North American skaters for the 2014 NHL Entry Draft, which takes place in Philadelphia … Continue reading

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Vees, Eagles Complete Trade

The details of the future considerations owing in the Nic Pierog trade have been announced. To finalize the deal, the Vees have sent forward Josh Blanchard (96) to the Surrey Eagles. Pierog was acquired on January 10th from Surrey, for … Continue reading

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8 Alumni Taking Part in 2014 Frozen Four

The 2014 NCAA Men’s Frozen Four Tournament is set for next week in Philadelphia, and there are plenty of former Vees taking part. In all, eight Vees alumni will be taking part in the NCAA Men’s Ice Hockey National Semi-Finals … Continue reading

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Curtain Call with the Captain

Brad McClure Interview: I spoke with outgoing Vees Captain Brad McClure late last week before he left Penticton for his home in Stratford, Ontario. The 20-year-old will go home for a couple of months before starting a summer semester at … Continue reading

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Then There Were Four

23 Vees alumni on 16 teams started the 2014 NCAA men’s ice hockey tournament but now only eight alumni and four teams remain. Boston College, Minnesota, North Dakota and Union are the four teams that have made it to the … Continue reading

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