March 01, 2016 - 10:04 AM
PENTICTON - For the third consecutive season, the Penticton Vees and Vernon Vipers will face-off in the Fred Page Cup playoffs, as they get set to write another chapter in their longtime rivalry.
The best-of-seven Interior Division semi-final kicks-off Friday, March 4, at the South Okanagan Events Centre (SOEC); puck drop is 7 p.m.
Sept. 16 3-2 Vees, SOEC
Oct. 25 4-3 Vees, SOEC
Dec. 4 3-0 Vees, SOEC
Dec. 15 5-4 Vees, Kal-Tire Place
Jan. 1 6-0 Vees, Kal-Tire Place
Jan. 8 4-1 Vees, Kal-tire Place
GM 1: March 4 at SOEC, 7 p.m.
GM 2: March 6 at SOEC, 6 p.m.
GM 3: March 8 at Kal-Tire Place, 7 p.m.
GM 4: March 9 at Kal-Tire Place, 7 p.m.
*GM 5: March 11 at SOEC, 7 p.m.
*GM 6: March 12 at Kal-Tire Place, 6 p.m.
*GM 7: March 14 at SOEC, 7 p.m.
The Vees won all six of their regular season meetings against the Vipers this season, the first time in a decade the team has swept their Okanagan rivals. That includes all three games at the SOEC and two of the six wins came in overtime.
The Vees are the defending Fred Page Cup and Western Canada Cup champions and are seeking their third BCHL championship in five years.
Vernon clinched the fourth seed in the Interior Division in their final game of the regular season, when they trounced the Trail Smoke Eaters 7-2; Vernon edged out Trail and the Merritt Centennials for the final playoff spot in the Interior.
The Vees will be giving away blue playoff t-shirts to the first 1,000 fans at game one on Friday, March 4, and will be selling additional t-shirts at $10 apiece, while supplies last. Fans, the Vees need you to “Paint the Town Blue,” this post-season!
Playoff tickets are available at the Valley First box office (at the SOEC), or online at www.valleyfirsttix.com. Season ticket holders have until 12 pm on Friday, March 4th, to secure their seats for game one. Single game tickets are $16 for adults and $14 for seniors.
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