Peachland is sandwiched in the middle of a KIJHL playoff rivalry between the Summerland Steam and the Kelowna Chiefs.
The first round of junior hockey playoffs begins at 7 p.m. tonight (Feb. 23), with the Steam facing off against the Chiefs in a best-of-seven series. The Chiefs finished the regular season with one more point than the Steam to give Kelowna home-ice advantage.
This is the fifth time in six seasons that Kelowna and Summerland met in the first round of the playoffs.
The second game takes place in Kelowna on Saturday night at 7 p.m. Games 3 and four will be at the Summerland Arena, both starting at 7:30 p.m.
The Chiefs are led in scoring by Brett Wtala, who scored 34 goals and 91 points in 37 regular season games. Scott Robinson is the leading scorer for the Steam, he netter 24 goals and 61 points in 47 games.