Defenceman Stephen Kleysen and the West Kelowna Warriors will play six exhibition games. -Image: Ken Reid/Greystoke Photography

Warriors launch camp, host Vees Wednesday

Forty players at the BCHL team’s training camp which began this week

The West Kelowna Warriors raised the curtain on the new BCHL season this week with the start of their 2017 training camp.

Forty players took to the ice Monday at Royal LePage Place under the watchful eye head coach and general manager Rylan Ferster and the rest of the Warriors’ staff.

The Warriors’ pre-season schedule consists of six games and begins Wednesday night at home to the Penticton Vees. Face off at Royal LePage is 7 p.m.

This weekend, West Kelowna has a home-and-home exhibition set against the Merritt Centennials. The Warriors and Cents will face off Friday in West Kelowna, then again Saturday at Nicola Valley Arena.

Defenceman Stephen Kleysen, returning for his second campaign with the Warriors, is excited to get the new season under way.

“I can’t wait to rejoin the returning group of guys we have and to meet all the new players coming in as we will have a strong team this season,” said Kleysen.

Tickets for all West Kelowna pre-season games are $5 and will be available at the Warriors office before the games or at the Warriors box office before puck drop.

The Warriors will open the BCHL 2017-18 regular season Friday, Sept. 8 in Trail. The following night, Sept. 9, the Warriors will play their home opener against the Smoke Eaters.

For more information on the Warriors, including ticket information, go to

Just Posted

Kelowna rental rates remain high

Padmapper has listed Kelowna in the Top 10 most expensive rental markets

UBCO stands up for transgender community

Candlelight vigil to honour transgender people and remember lives lost

Flag person struck by car

Highway 6 is closed between School Road and Park Lane following serious incident

How should Kelowna charge new agriculture customers for water?

That’s the question the city is looking to answer with a new survey as it plans to absorb SEKID

A future vision of a Kelowna neighbourhood

Kelowna city hall presents its latest version of a plan for the Capri-Landmark Centre area

Cancer scanner campaign halfway to its goal

Push on to acquire technology for Southern Interior cancer treatment centre in Kelowna.

Riverview youth mental health centre proceeds

Replacement for Maples Treatment Centre first announced in March

Dead boy’s father posts Facebook response after Appeal Court upholds conviction

David, Collet Stephan were found guilty in their son Ezekiel’s 2012 death from bacterial meningitis

Trudeau mania, Scheer enthusiasm in B.C. this week

Prime minister, Conservative leader drop in on Surrey, White Rock

Forecasters promote avalanche safety awareness to kick off season

Avalanche Canada advising backcountry enthusiasts to get proper training and equipment.

Michaels: Existential crises and parenting

“Do you think, after all these years, we’re all just living in someone else’s head?”

B.C. church defaced with disturbing anti-Christian graffiti

Staff at Crossroads United Church reported the vandalism to police late last week

PayPal ordered to disclose business accounts to Canada Revenue Agency

Online payments company has 45 days to hand over information identifying its account holders

Federal government to boost treatment options for opioid drug users: minister

More than 2,800 people died last year as a result of the overdose crisis

Most Read