The Penticton Vees will face the West Kelowna Warriors in the Indoor Conference Finals as the two teams meet in the third round of the BC Hockey League playoffs, presented by Shaw, starting with Game 1 on Friday, April 29 at Penticton South. Okanagan Event Center.
The Vees clinched their ticket to the third round of the playoffs after a four-game sweep in their best-of-seven Indoor Conference Semifinals series against the Prince George Spruce Kings while the Warriors advanced to the third round with a victory in five games. on the silverbacks of Salmon Arm.
Playoff hockey between Penticton and West Kelowna has almost been an annual fixture, with the two teams having met six times since the 2004 playoffs, with the Vees winning five of the series’ six meetings over the course of this period. Penticton emerged victorious in 2008, 2010, 2013, 2015 and most recently in the shortened 2020 playoffs while West Kelowna won a 2016 series between the two teams, one of two interior conference final series with the third on deck for 2022.
Full 3rd round schedule:
Game #1: Friday, April 29 @ South Okanagan Events Center (7:00 p.m.)
Game #2: Saturday, April 30 @ South Okanagan Events Center (7:00 p.m.)
Game #3: Monday, May 2 @ Place Royal LePage (7:00 p.m.)
Game #4: Wednesday, May 4 @ Place Royal LePage (7:00 p.m.)
*Game #5: Friday, May 6 @ South Okanagan Events Center (7:00 p.m.)
*Game #6: Saturday, May 7 @ Place Royal LePage (7:00 p.m.)
*Game #7: Tuesday, May 10 @ South Okanagan Events Center (7:00 p.m.)
* – If necessary
Tickets are on sale for Round Three and available for purchase at the Valley First Box Office as well as online at ValleyFirstTix.com. Game #1 of the series will take place on Friday, April 29 at the South Okanagan Events Centre, puck drop is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. to kick off the series.