Friday, May 20, 2022

Penticton Passes Vernon For Most League Championships:

The Penticton Vees set a franchise and league

record after winning their 13th BC Hockey League Championship on Wednesday, defeating the Nanaimo Clippers 8-2 in Game 4 to win the Fred Page Cup in four games. Penticton now passes Vernon for most League Championships in franchise and league history with 13. 

Here is the press release from the Penticton Vees website,

GAME RECAP: Vees Clinch 13th Fred Page Cup In Franchise History | Penticton Vees

Here is the press release from the BCHL website,

Penticton Vees capture 2021-22 Fred Page Cup championship | BCHL League Site

Here is the story from the Penticton Western News,

Penticton Vees blow out Nanaimo Clippers to sweep series and win BCHL championship – Penticton Western News

Prior to the 2021-22 season, Penticton and Vernon both had won 12 League Championships.

Penticton Broncos, Penticton Knights, Penticton Vees League Championships:

1967 Penticton Broncos 4-1 over Kelowna
1968 Penticton Broncos 4-2 over Kamloops
1973 Penticton Broncos 4-3 over Chilliwack
1980 Penticton Knights 4-3 over Nanaimo
1981 Penticton Knights 4-3 over Abbotsford
1982 Penticton Knights 4-1 New Westminster 
1985 Penticton Knights 4-3 over Burnaby
1986 Penticton Knights 4-1 over Richmond 
2008 Penticton Vees 4-0 over Nanaimo
2012 Penticton Vees 4-0 over Powell River
2015 Penticton Vees 4-2 over Nanaimo
2017 Penticton Vees 4-3 over Chilliwack
2022 Penticton Vees 4-0 over Nanaimo

Vernon Essos, Vernon Lakers, Vernon Vipers League Championships:

1970 Vernon Essos 4-2 over Victoria
1972 Vernon Essos 4-3 over Penticton
1988 Vernon Lakers 4-1 over Richmond
1989 Vernon Lakers 4-1 over New Westminster
1991 Vernon Lakers 4-0 over Powell River
1992 Vernon Lakers 4-0 over Bellingham
1996 Vernon Vipers 4-1 over Langley
1999 Vernon Vipers 4-1 over Chilliwack
2003 Vernon Vipers 4-0 over Chilliwack
2009 Vernon Vipers 4-2 over Powell River
2010 Vernon Vipers 4-3 over Powell River
2011 Vernon Vipers 4-0 over Powell River

Here is the complete list of former BC Hockey League Champions,

League Championship (Fred Page Cup) | BCHL League Site


Bobby C said...

Still having a hard time to understand why the BCHL left the Hockey Canada partnership. It's disappointing not seeing a representative from the BCHL playing in the Centennial Cup which starts this weekend.

Anonymous said...

They left because Hockey Canada refused to allow 15 and 16 year olds to transfer across provincial boundaries to play Junior A. But Hockey Canada allows those 15 and 16s to cross provincial boundaries to play Major Junior in the QMJHL, OHL, and WHL. Not many 15s do it, but a lot of 16s do. Those 3 Major Junior leagues control Hockey Canada and want the 16 year olds to forego a chance at an NCAA scholarship and play for them.

On top it all, many parents back east want their kids to be allowed to play out west where a lot more scholarships are granted. The other option is to go to the USHL. I guess the next step for the BCHL is to go totally rogue and leave Hockey Canada, but there are all kinds of insurance issues and getting referees if that happens.

Officially, the BCHL will say it was about timing of playoff dates but the 15 and especially 16 year old interprovincial movement was a big factor.