The Penticton Vees 2014-2014 BCHL regular season schedule has been released and it will have a similar look to last season. The schedule can be found on the Vees website (www.pentictonvees.ca) by clicking on the “schedule” tab.
The BCHL calendar had been pushed back this season, as the puck drops on September 19th with the third installment of the Bauer BCHL Showcase in Chilliwack, BC. The Vees play the Surrey Eagles on Friday, September 19th, and the Alberni Valley Bulldogs on Saturday, September 20th at Prospera Centre.
The traditional BCHL schedule starts the following weekend on Friday September 26th and Saturday, September 27th. The Vees play 58 regular season games, 28 home games and 28 road games, with one home and road game taking place at the Bauer BCHL Showcase.
Save the date! The Vees 2014-2015 Home Opener is on Friday, October 3rd at the South Okanagan Events Centre (SOEC), as they welcome their North Okanagan neighbours, the Salmon Arm Silverbacks.
The Vees have expanded their successful “Wicked Wednesday” promotion, as they’ll have eight Wednesday home games this season, the first on October 8th when they tangle with the Merritt Centennials. Once again, those nights will feature discounted tickets, food, beer and soft drinks, plus significant raffle giveaways.
The first encounter with the Vernon Vipers is set for October 17th in Vernon, a rematch of the 2014 Interior Division Final. Vees fans get their first look at the Vipers on October 25th.
Penticton’s first Island road swing is set for early November, when they hop on the ferry to face Victoria, Nanaimo and Cowichan Valley November 7th-9th. Their other significant road trip is in early February when they make stops in Chilliwack, Powell River and Alberni Valley on the sixth, seventh and eighth.
The Vees Christmas break is from December 21st to January 2nd, as the face the West Kelowna Warriors in a home-and-home series before breaking for the holiday season. The Vees ring in the New Year at the SOEC on Friday January 2nd against the Vipers.
The Vees have two matinee games on the calendar at the SOEC. The first matinee is scheduled for December 14th against Chilliwack and then again on January 11th versus Prince George.
The Vees wrap up the regular season, the way they started it, hosting the Silverbacks, on Saturday, February 28th. The BCHL regular season concludes the following night on March 1st.
In total the Vees have 10 Friday home games, eight on both Saturdays and Wednesdays and two on Sundays. Friday & Wednesday home games are 7pm starts. Saturdays again are scheduled for 6pm, with the two Sunday games schedule for 3pm.