Penticton Vees play-by-play man Ryan Pinder tweeted that the team bus has crashed into a ditch on Phase Two of the Coquihalla Highway between Merritt and Kamloops while en route to Quesnel for tonight’s Game Three. Pinder reports that the BCHL has been notified and it remains to be seen how the mishap affects the game. The good news is that everyone on the Vees bus is OK.
It’s been snowing in Merritt pretty much all morning today with the wind making visibility bad on the mountain passes. In fact, the Ministry of Transportation has issued a travel advisory for the Coquihalla Highway between Merritt and Hope, saying that travel isn’t recommended on that stretch unless absolutely necessary.