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West Kelowna versus Penticton, Vernon against Salmon Arm on BCHL opening night

The puck drops on the 2023-24 BCHL season on Friday, Sept. 22
The West Kelowna Warriors welcome the Penticton Vees to town to drop the puck on the 2023-24 BCHL season. (Cherie Morgan/@BCHLWarriors Twitter)

A new era starts for the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL) on Friday, September 22.

On Friday, June 23, the league announced its schedule for its first season as an independent league.

In the Okanagan on opening night, the West Kelowna Warriors will host their rivals and 2023 BCHL champions, the Penticton Vees while the Salmon Arm Silverbacks host the Vernon Vipers.

A rematch of the 2023 finals will take place on March 16, 2024 when Penticton hosts the Alberni Valley Bulldogs.

The schedule for the BCHL showcase has not been announced yet but it will take place in Seattle from October 22-26. The exhibition schedule has also not been announced yet.

After the grueling 54-game season, the 2023-24 season ends on March 31 and the playoffs begin on April 5.

The full regular season schedule can be found here.

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Jordy Cunningham

About the Author: Jordy Cunningham

Hailing from Ladner, B.C., I have been passionate about sports, especially baseball, since I was young. In 2018, I graduated from Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops with a Bachelor of Journalism degree
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