Wednesday, March 7, 2012 - Submitted by BCHL Media
The Penticton Vees have established a new BCHL mark for wins in a season after they defeated the Trail Smoke Eaters 10-0 on March 6. With 53 victories on the campaign, they broke the record held by the 1989-90 New Westminster Royals and by the 1998-99 Vernon Vipers.
The win was also their 41st consecutive victory and broke a Canadian mark set by the 1989-90 Sudbury Wolves and the now-defunct Rayside-Balfour Sabrecats in 1999-00.
The Vees have played .931 hockey this year. Their record is 53-3-0-2. They lead the BCHL in goals scored with 324. They lead the BCHL with the fewest goals against at 123. They have not lost in regulation at home. They have been the #1 ranked team in Junior A hockey for the last three months. With one more point in the standings, they'll set another new BCHL mark for points in a season.
The Vees visit the Prince George Spruce Kings for two games this weekend to close out the regular season.