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Penticton Vees win BCHL championship

Penticton Vee Bradley Nadeau celebrates after scoring the team's eighth goal in the team's decisive win against the Nanaimo Clippers in game four of the BCHL playoff finals.

The Penticton Vees have won another Fred Page Cup after defeating the Nanaimo Clippers four games to none in the final round of the B.C. Hockey League playoffs.

The Vees defeated the Clippers in Nanaimo by a score of eight to two.

The game-winning goal was scored by Vees centreman Thomas Pichette. Right-winger Bradly Nadeau scored a hat trick and Penticton goaltender Kaeden Lane made 21 saves. 

This is the 13th time Penticton’s hockey club has won the Fred Page Cup, and doing so has broken a tie with the Vernon Vipers for most titles. However it wasn't the Vees who won all those titles – the Penticton hockey team also played as the Broncos and Knights many seasons ago.

The victory means Penticton Mayor John Vassilaki has won a bet against Nanaimo Mayor Leonard Krog. Penticton city council will be enjoying some Nanaimo bars and the mayor of Nanaimo has to wear a Vees jersey at his next council meeting.

The fourth and final round of the playoffs matches up the winners of the Interior and Coastal divisions. It was be the seventh time Penticton and Nanaimo have met up in the finals.

This year’s playoffs were going very well for both teams throughout the first three rounds – Penticton won 12 of 13 games, and Nanaimo won 12 of 12.

READ MORE: Penticton Vees set attendance milestone for Canadian Junior Hockey League rinks

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