The biggest Western Canadian Junior ‘A’ Championship is coming to Penticton in 2017! The Penticton Vees Jr. ‘A’ Hockey Club, in conjunction with the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL), has been awarded the 2017 Western Canada Cup (WCC) April 29 to May 7, 2017.
The Vees, along with the Chilliwack Chiefs, Brooks Bandits, Portage Terriers and Battleford North Stars will participate in a five-team tournament for the WCC title. Of the five teams, two will qualify for the 2017 RBC Cup in Cobourg, Ontario.
The 13-game tournament includes a round-robin schedule followed by two semi-final games and a championship game. The Western Canada Cup Champion and the runner-up will both represent Western Canada at the RBC Cup.
Tickets are now on sale for the 2017 Western Canada Cup Awards Gala, on Friday, May 5th, at the South Okanagan Events Centre. Tickets are $75 per person, for the gala, which includes dinner and the tournament’s awards ceremony. A very limited number of tickets are available; gala tables seat eight. Cocktails begin at 5:00PM and dinner begins at 6:00PM. Following dinner and awards, the Vees are excited to welcome very special guests, former National Hockey League (NHL) players, Andy Moog and Brendan Morrison, and current Vancouver Canucks defenseman, Troy Stecher, for an alumni discussion panel.