Hockey teams are often named after intimidating natural phenomena, such as the Tampa Bay Lightning, the Colorado Avalanche, and the Winnipeg Puberty. Experience the fury with today’s GrouponLive deal: for $12, you get two adult tickets to any Penticton Vees home hockey game at the South Okanagan Events Centre (up to a $24 value, including all taxes and fees). Seating will be assigned upon arrival.
The Junior A Penticton Vees skate into the British Columbia Hockey League’s 50th anniversary season with its blades and instincts sharpened, poised to capitalize on a quick start that has the team in reach of first place in the Interior Conference standings. In his fifth year with the team, head coach and general manager Fred Harbinson makes sure his players keep their sticks low and their self-confidence high as they navigate the icy roads of their regular-season schedule. Forward and 2011 NHL draft pick Mario Lucia leads the way for the Vees, splitting defenses with Zamboni-polished slickness and subjecting opponents to more body checks than an anxious physician. Mario and fellow NHL draftees Steven Fogarty and Mike Reilly are not the first Vees to earn interest from the big league, as NHL All-Stars Brett Hull and Duncan Keith both donned the club’s dashing V-neck sweaters in their early days.
With its sweeping signature arches and unobstructed sightlines, the fan-friendly South Okanagan Events Centre serves as a premier venue for taking in the puck-slapping action. Fans can shout their support from behind the boards or head up top for better hat-throwing angles if a goal trifecta appears imminent.
Though discounts are available for seniors, students, and children aged 12 and younger, this Groupon still reflects the best value for all nonchildren tickets.
853 Eckhardt Ave. W
Penticton, British Columbia V2A 9C4Get Directions