Sunday, May 7, 2023

Penticton Passes Vernon For Most Interior Conference Championships:

The Penticton Vees set a franchise and league

record on Friday with their 18th Interior Conference Championship defeating the Salmon Arm Silverbacks 7-4 in Game 5 to win the Interior Conference Championship in five games. The Vees will advance to the BCHL League Finals vs the Alberni Valley Bulldogs.

With the win on Friday Penticton passes Vernon for most Interior Conference Championships in league history with 18

Last year Penticton passed Vernon for most BCHL League Championships. Prior to last season Vernon & Penticton had 12 League Championships until the Vees won their 13th last season over Nanaimo.

Here is the press release from the Penticton Vees website,

Vees clinch Interior Conference championship in Game Five win | Penticton Vees

Here are the highlights from the Penticton Vees YouTube page,

05-05-23 Highlights: Silverbacks (4) at Vees (7) - YouTube

Prior to the 2022-23 season Penticton and Vernon both had won 17 Interior Conference Championships.

Penticton's Interior Conference Championships:

1973 Penticton Broncos
1977 Penticton Vees
1978 Penticton Vees
1980 Penticton Knights
1981 Penticton Knights
1982 Penticton Knights
1984 Penticton Knights
1985 Penticton Knights
1986 Penticton Knights
1998 Penticton Panthers
2008 Penticton Vees
2012 Penticton Vees
2013 Penticton Vees
2015 Penticton Vees
2017 Penticton Vees
2022 Penticton Vees
2023 Penticton Vees

Vernon's Interior Conference Championships:

1988 Vernon Lakers
1989 Vernon Lakers
1990 Vernon Lakers
1991 Vernon Lakers
1992 Vernon Lakers
1997 Vernon Vipers
1999 Vernon Vipers
2000 Vernon Vipers
2002 Vernon Vipers
2003 Vernon Vipers
2005 Vernon Vipers
2007 Vernon Vipers
2009 Vernon Vipers
2010 Vernon Vipers
2011 Vernon Vipers
2014 Vernon Vipers
2019 Vernon Vipers

Here is the complete list of Interior Conference Champions

Ryan Hatfield Trophy | BCHL League Site

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The reason for their success: The Coach, like him or hate him Fred is a great coach and a great recruiter. Remember when players used to flock to Vernon every year? Well, the present owners and coach killed that! No elite players would even consider playing for this coach.