CSSHL Western Championships return to Penticton – Kelowna Capital News


Tickets are on sale this week for the 2022 Canadian School and Sports Hockey League (CSSHL) Western Championships taking place March 8-20 in Penticton.

This will be the first time since the 2019/20 season that the CSSHL will host its Western Championships, and the sixth time that the city of Penticton will host the event. This event provides CSSHL member programs, staff and student-athletes, ages 13-18, with valuable opportunities and experience.

“We are thrilled to once again have a partnership between Okanagan Hockey Group and Spectra to bring the CSSHL Western Championships back to Penticton for the first time since March 2020,” said Kevin Goodwin, Chief Operating Officer of the CSSHL. “The support we receive from the City of Penticton, Travel Penticton and the Western Hockey League allows us to deliver a first-class event that showcases the best in education-based hockey, while providing an excellent championship atmosphere and experience for our member programs to wrap up their seasons.

The CSSHL was established in 2009 and has approximately 26 Hockey Canada accredited schools, 81 teams and over 1,500 student-athletes across Canada and in Idaho, including the Okanagan Hockey Academy in Penticton.

Tickets are available online beginning February 3 at www.valleyfirsttix.com and in person at the Valley First box office at the South Okanagan Events Center (SOEC). Tickets are $20 for a day pass and $50 for a full tournament pass. Admission for spectators 18 and under is free.

The majority of games will be held at the Okanagan Hockey Training Center, Memorial Arena and South Okanagan Event Center, with a small number of games in Summerland.

The CSSHL and all participating parties will continue to follow the COVID-19 safety plans and measures of all facilities and local governments to ensure the safety of all involved.

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