Penticton Vees

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For the senior ice hockey team, see Penticton Vees (senior).
Penticton Vees
Penticton Vees logo.svg
City Penticton, British Columbia
League British Columbia Hockey League
Founded 1961 (1961)
Home arena South Okanagan Events Centre
Colours Black, Blue, and White
General manager Fred Harbinson
Head coach Fred Harbinson
Franchise history
1961–63 Penticton Junior Vees
1964–75 Penticton Broncos
1975–79 Penticton Vees
1979–90 Penticton Knights
1990–2004 Penticton Panthers
2004–present Penticton Vees

The Penticton Vees are a junior "A" ice hockey team from Penticton, British Columbia, Canada. They are a part of the British Columbia Hockey League. The junior Vees were founded in 1961, taking the name of an existing senior hockey team. After a 26 yr absence the Vees advanced to the championship game in the 2012 RBC Cup in Humboldt, Saskatchewan, defeating the Woodstock Slammers 4-3 to capture the Canadian National Junior A Championship.

Origins of the team name[edit]

Although it is common though by many that the name "Vees" has to do with Victory, the name actually represents the three types of peaches grown in the area: Vedette, Veteran, and Valiant.[1]

The Vees were Mowat Cup champions in 1968, 1973, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1985, as well as in 1986, when they were also Centennial Cup champions.


NHL alumni[edit]

Thirty-five alumni of the junior Penticton team have moved on to play in the National Hockey League.

Penticton Broncos (1964–1975)[2]

Penticton Vees (1975–1979)[3]

Penticton Knights (1979–1990)[4]

Penticton Panthers (1990–2004)[5]

Penticton Vees (2004-Present)

Season-by-season record[edit]

Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, OTL = Overtime Losses, Pts = Points, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against, PIM = Penalties in minutes

Season GP W L T OTL GF GA Pts PIM Finish Playoffs
1961-62 27 9 18 0 - 93 149 18 3rd, OMJHL Lost in Semifinals, 1-3 (Rockets)
1962-63 31 1 30 0 - 61 300 2 4th, OMJHL Lost in Semifinals, 0-2 (default) (Rockets)
1963-64 0 - - - - - - - - - Did Not Participate
1964-65 30 11 15 4 - 104 159 26 3rd, OJHL Lost in Semifinals, 1-4 (Kraft Kings)
1965-66 30 15 14 1 - 145 113 31 3rd, OJHL Lost in Semifinals, 1-4 (Buckaroos)
1966-67 40 33 7 0 - - - 66 1st, OJHL Fred Page Cup Champions, 4-1 (Buckaroos)
1967-68 40 30 8 2 - 218 123 62 1st Won Final, Won Mowat Cup,
Won BC/Alb Championship, Lost Abbott Cup
1968-69 40 23 14 3 - 209 157 49 2nd Lost in Final
1969-70 48 19 23 6 - 188 202 44 5th DNQ
1970-71 60 36 19 5 - 275 203 77 2nd Did not compete in League Playoffs, Lost Doyle Cup
1971-72 60 33 20 7 - - - 73 2nd Lost in Final
1972-73 62 41 18 3 - 314 232 85 2nd Won Final, Won Mowat Cup, Won Doyle Cup,
Lost Abbott Cup
1973-74 64 38 24 2 - 310 280 78 3rd Lost in Semi-finals
1974-75 66 35 29 2 - 379 334 72 2nd Lost in Quarter-finals
1975-76 66 27 36 3 - 302 337 57 6th Lost in Final
1976-77 68 43 22 3 - 404 307 89 3rd Lost in Final
1977-78 66 47 17 2 - 492 303 96 2nd Forfeited Final
1978-79 62 23 37 2 - 263 310 48 10th DNQ
1979-80 60 41 18 1 - 350 240 83 2nd Won Final, Won Mowat Cup, Lost Doyle Cup
1980-81 56 35 20 1 - 267 227 71 2nd Won Final, Won Mowat Cup, Lost Doyle Cup
1981-82 48 43 5 0 - 364 130 86 1st Won Final, Won Mowat Cup, Lost Doyle Cup
1982-83 56 34 22 0 - 355 249 68 5th Lost in Semi-finals
1983-84 60 47 13 0 - 448 197 94 1st Lost in Final
1984-85 52 47 5 0 - 498 193 94 1st Won Final, Won Mowat Cup, Won Doyle Cup,
Won Abbott Cup, Lost Centennial Cup
1985-86 52 44 8 0 - 433 195 88 1st Won Final, Won Mowat Cup, Won Doyle Cup,
Won Abbott Cup, Won Centennial Cup
1986-87 52 30 19 3 - 284 205 63 5th Lost in Quarter-finals
1987-88 52 26 26 0 - 268 252 52 6th Lost in Semi-finals
1988-89 60 16 42 2 - 260 351 34 10th DNQ
1989-90 27 6 21 0 - 107 174 12 10th DNQ-Folded
1990-91 60 13 44 3 - 245 358 29 10th DNQ
1991-92 60 38 20 2 - 321 277 78 3rd Lost in Quarter-finals
1992-93 60 35 23 2 - 350 282 72 2nd Lost in Semi-finals
1993-94 60 40 17 3 - 341 261 83 3rd Lost in Quarter-finals
1994-95 60 42 16 2 - 321 250 86 1st in Interior Lost in Semi-finals
1995-96 60 32 26 2 - 269 248 66 2nd in Interior Lost in Quarter-finals
1996-97 60 31 27 2 - 285 236 64 3rd in Interior Lost in Quarter-finals
1997-98 60 45 12 3 - 296 177 93 1st in Interior Lost in Final
1998-99 60 33 22 - 5 230 197 71 3rd in Interior Lost in Quarter-finals
1999-00 60 42 14 - 4 283 167 88 1st in Interior Lost in Quarter-finals
2000-01 60 48 10 - 2 280 166 98 1st in Interior Lost in Semi-finals
2001-02 60 32 21 - 7 222 209 71 2nd in Interior Lost in Semi-finals
2002-03 60 20 32 2 6 222 268 48 6th in Interior Lost in Preliminary
2003-04 60 22 28 1 9 178 237 54 7th in Interior DNQ
2004-05 60 25 26 2 7 180 193 59 5th in Interior Lost in Quarter-finals
2005-06 60 41 13 2 4 245 137 88 1st in Interior Lost in Final
2006-07 60 41 14 2 3 231 163 87 1st in Interior Lost in Semi-finals
2007-08 60 41 15 2 2 235 146 86 2nd BCHL Won League
2008-09 60 36 17 0 7 220 159 79 6th BCHL
2009-10 60 48 8 0 4 284 143 100 2nd BCHL Lost Semi-final
2010-11 60 38 17 3 2 217 171 81 2nd, Interior Lost Division Semi-final
2011-12 60 54 4 0 2 334 133 110 1st BCHL Won Final, Won Doyle Cup, Won Royal Bank Cup
NATIONAL CHAMPIONS
2012-13 56 35 16 0 5 197 137 75 1st Interior Lost Final Eagles
2013-14 58 36 16 2 4 199 137 78 3rd BCHL - 1st Interior Lost Division Finals (Vipers)

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Preceded by
Orillia Travelways
Centennial Cup Champions
1986
Succeeded by
Richmond Sockeyes
Preceded by
Pembroke Lumber Kings
Royal Bank Cup Champions
2012
Succeeded by
Brooks Bandits