Penticton Vees, BCHL teams move some of their games dates scheduled for the 2021-22 season

Vees move their game dates

Three BCHL teams will be seeing some changes in their game scheduling lineup.

The Penticton Vees' games with the Vernon Vipers and Wenatchee Wild will be affected by the game dates.

With the land border closed for Canadians traveling south to the U.S., the league announced that their plan will see visiting teams fly into Washington State and return back across the land border.

All players and staff traveling across the border will follow all COVID-19 guidelines, including providing a negative test before crossing into the U.S. and before returning to Canada.

Originally, the Vees were set to be in Wenatchee on Friday, Oct. 9, Friday, Dec.10 and Wednesday, Jan. 5. The Oct. 9 game has been moved to the South Okanagan Events Centre, seeing the Vees play back-to-back games at home in the opening weekend of the season.

For all other game changes, find the newly-updated schedule online here.

Alberni Valley, Cowichan Valley, Nanaimo and Surrey were originally scheduled to play one-off away games in Wenatchee and will now make those games up amongst each other. Those four home games will not be made up for the Wild, which means they will play 50 games this year instead of 54.

Due to the unbalanced schedule caused by these changes, the BCHL regular-season standings will be determined by point percentage rather than total points.

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