PENTICTON - The Penticton Vees eliminated the West Kelowna Warriors last night 7-0 and move on to face the Vernon Vipers in a rematch of the Interior Division finals.
The best of seven division final kicks off Saturday, March 14 at the South Okanagan Events Centre. Puck drops at 6 p.m.
The Vees advance to their fourth consecutive Interior Division Final after a five-game series win over the Kelowna Warriors. Including the regular season, the win marks the team's tenth win of their last 11 games. They finished first in the BCHL in the regular season with a 44-9-3-2 record.
The Vees will now meet the Vipers who swept the Merritt Centennials in the divisional semi-final matchup. They'll enter the series looking to win back-to-back Interior Championships. The Vipes edged the Vees last spring in a hard-fought seven game series with game seven decided in overtime. The Vipers finished behind the Vees in the regular season with a 36-18-1-3 record, 17 points behind Penticton.
The Vees won six of seven regular season games against Vernon, including winning all three at Kal-Tire Place in Vernon. The Vipers took one win against Penticton at the SOEC on Feb. 11.
Oct 17, 3-1 Vees, Kal-Tire Place
Oct 25, 1-0 Vees, SOEC
November 14, 4-2 Vees, Kal-Tire Place
Dec 5, 4-3 Vees, Kal-Tire Place
January 2, 3-0 Vees, SOEC
February 11, 2-1 Vipers, SOEC
February 27, 3-2 Vees, SOEC
Playoff Series Schedule
Game 1 March 14, (SOEC) 6 p.m.
Game 2 March 15, (SOEC) 6 p.m.
Gam 3 March 17, (Kal-Tire Place) 7 p.m.
Game 4 March 18, (Kal-Tire Place) 7 p.m.
Game 5* March 20, (SOEC) 7 p.m.
Game 6* March 21, (Kal-Tire Place) 7 p.m.
Game 7* March 22, (SOEC) 6 p.m.
Tickets for the Interior Division Final are now on-sale at the Valley First box office (SOEC). Adults are $16 and seniors are $14, and students and children 18 years old and younger are free, courtesy of Peters Brother’s Construction. Season Ticket holders’ seats will be held until 12 p.m. on Saturday, March 14. To purchase your tickets, visit the Valley First box office (at the SOEC) between 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. today through Friday, or go online at www.valleyfirsttix.com
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