Vees 2018-19 BCHL schedule released

The Penticton Vees and the British Columbia Hockey League have unveiled their schedule for the 2018-19 regular season.

The Vees will open the season on the road September 7 at the George Preston Arena against the Langley Rivermen. The home opener will be September 29 against the Alberni Valley Bulldogs.

The schedule features 11 Friday home games, 11 Saturday home games and six Wicked Wednesday’s. 

The Vees will play the Surrey Eagles and Prince George Spruce Kings at the Bauer BCHL Showcase Thursday and Friday, September 20 and 21. Penticton is 10-0 since the inception of the showcase five years ago.

The most consecutive home games for the Vees is three which takes place February 15-20, whereas the Vees open the season with six straight games away from the South Okanagan Events Centre, though one of the showcase games is considered a home game. There are two other occasions where the Vees play four straight on the road, November 23-30 and January 20-27.

Other notable dates include the first rematch of the Interior Division semi final from last season November 10 when the Trail Smoke Eaters are in town.

Penticton has two home-and-home series against their long-time rival Vernon Vipers, October 5-6 and February 8-9.

Unique to this seasons schedule compared to last year is a game on a Tuesday as the Vees will travel to West Kelowna to play the Warriors November 13.