Warren Henderson

Okanagan A’s teammates Keaton Mandryk (left) and Marcus Strother have both committed to the Southeastern Illinois College Falcons for the 2018-19 academic year.

Athletics’ duo signs on with Illinois college

Keaton Mandyrk and Marcus Strother move to Harrisburg, Illinois next year for baseball, education

Okanagan A’s teammates Keaton Mandryk (left) and Marcus Strother have both committed to the Southeastern Illinois College Falcons for the 2018-19 academic year.
Ashley Bourgeault and Dominic Neron, whose plane went missing a week ago Saturday in the Revelstoke area.

Families to see search through to conclusion

Six members of Ashley Bourgeault’s and Dominic Neron’s families have travelled to Revelstoke

Ashley Bourgeault and Dominic Neron, whose plane went missing a week ago Saturday in the Revelstoke area.
Conner Bruggen-Cate of the Kelowna Rockets and Gilian Kohler of the Kootenay Ice battle in first period action Saturday at Prospera Place. Image: Marissa Baecker/Shoot the Breeze

Rockets drop Ice for 10th straight win at home

Kole Lind marks return with 2 points as Kelowna beats Kootenay for fifth win in a row

Conner Bruggen-Cate of the Kelowna Rockets and Gilian Kohler of the Kootenay Ice battle in first period action Saturday at Prospera Place. Image: Marissa Baecker/Shoot the Breeze
Kole Lind missed six games while battling mono                                -Image: Marissa Baecker/Shoot the Breeze

Rockets’ Lind cleared to return

Kelowna forward recovers from mono, hopes for invitation to Canada’s junior selection camp

Kole Lind missed six games while battling mono                                -Image: Marissa Baecker/Shoot the Breeze
Carsen Twarynski celebrates one of his two first-period goals against the Prince George Cougars in WHL action Wednesday at Prospera Place. -Image: Warren Henderson/Capital News                                -Image: Warren Henderson/Capital News

Twarynski’s trick sends Rockets to ninth straight win at home

Kelowna scores early to sudbue Cougars, keeps Prospera streak alive

Carsen Twarynski celebrates one of his two first-period goals against the Prince George Cougars in WHL action Wednesday at Prospera Place. -Image: Warren Henderson/Capital News                                -Image: Warren Henderson/Capital News
Marissa Baecker/Shoot the Breeze                                James Porter (left) and Roman Basran have both showed promise in their first WHL seasons.

Rockets’ goaltending future promising

The Kelowna Rockets are encouraged by the potential of rookie goalies James Porter and Roman Basran

Marissa Baecker/Shoot the Breeze                                James Porter (left) and Roman Basran have both showed promise in their first WHL seasons.
Siobhan Fitzpatrick delivers a kill against the Regina Cougars, with Sophia Furlan in support, in Canada West volleyball action Saturday at UBCO.                                —Image: UBC Okanagan Heat athletics

Heat grab share of first in Canada West

UBCO women and men both sweep past Regina at home in volleyball action, Calgary up next

Siobhan Fitzpatrick delivers a kill against the Regina Cougars, with Sophia Furlan in support, in Canada West volleyball action Saturday at UBCO.                                —Image: UBC Okanagan Heat athletics
Coach category: Leader Phil Von Unruh (middle), runners-up Dean Kennedy (right) and Samantha Kilmartin and sponsor Gavin Hamilton of the Kelowna Rockets.

Community Leader Awards: Coach Samantha Kilmartin

We celebrate community volunteers with the Kelowna Capital News Community Leader Awards

Coach category: Leader Phil Von Unruh (middle), runners-up Dean Kennedy (right) and Samantha Kilmartin and sponsor Gavin Hamilton of the Kelowna Rockets.
Dillon Dube and the Kelowna Rockets take on Tyler Benson and the Vancouver Giants in WHL action Friday night in Langley.                                -Image: Marissa Baecker/Shoot the Breeze

Rockets visit Giants, home to Tigers Saturday

Kelowna looks to rebound from consecutive road losses to Vancouver and Spokane

Dillon Dube and the Kelowna Rockets take on Tyler Benson and the Vancouver Giants in WHL action Friday night in Langley.                                -Image: Marissa Baecker/Shoot the Breeze
Former Rockets’ bench boss Dan Lambert, who spent eight years in Kelowna, is in his first season as head coach of the Spokane Chiefs.                                -Image: Larry Brunt

Lambert renews acquaintances with Rockets

Dan Lambert, who led the Rockets to a WHL title in 2015, will see his ex-team Wednesday in Spokane

Former Rockets’ bench boss Dan Lambert, who spent eight years in Kelowna, is in his first season as head coach of the Spokane Chiefs.                                -Image: Larry Brunt
Lake Country’s Jonathan Hintz competes this month at Aquaworld Cancun during the 2017 world flowboarding championships.                                -Image: Contributed

Lake Country teen rides with the best

Jonathan Hintz is among North America’s top athletes in the sport of flowboarding

Lake Country’s Jonathan Hintz competes this month at Aquaworld Cancun during the 2017 world flowboarding championships.                                -Image: Contributed
Community Leader Awards: Coach Dean Kennedy

Community Leader Awards: Coach Dean Kennedy

Kelowna Capital News Leader of the Year series on those that give back to the community

Community Leader Awards: Coach Dean Kennedy
The Kelowna Rockets will look to close out a four-game homestand Friday against Lethbridge with their seventh straight win at Prospera Place.                                -Image: Marissa Baecker/Shoot the Breeze

Rockets bolstered by solid home stretch

Kelowna has won last six Western Hockey League games at Prospera Place

The Kelowna Rockets will look to close out a four-game homestand Friday against Lethbridge with their seventh straight win at Prospera Place.                                -Image: Marissa Baecker/Shoot the Breeze
The 2017 Central Okanagan Sports Hall of Fame inductees: Western Canada Basketball Tournament (Jack May), Chris Taneda, Malindi Elmore, Garett Hickling, Kelowna Buckaroos (Tun Wong) and Conrad Leinemann. -Image: Warren Henderson/Capital News

Hall of Fame enriched with class of 2017

Central Okanagan Sports Hall of Fame opens doors to six new inductees during ceremony Thursday

The 2017 Central Okanagan Sports Hall of Fame inductees: Western Canada Basketball Tournament (Jack May), Chris Taneda, Malindi Elmore, Garett Hickling, Kelowna Buckaroos (Tun Wong) and Conrad Leinemann. -Image: Warren Henderson/Capital News
Kelowna Rockets forward Kyle Topping puts on the brakes in front of Edmonton Oil Kings’ defenceman Jayden Platz in WHL action Tuesday night at Prospera Place.                                -Image: Warren Henderson/Capital News

Rockets ground Oil Kings for third straight win

Dillon Dube and Carsen Twarynski score twice each in Kelowna win Tuesday

Kelowna Rockets forward Kyle Topping puts on the brakes in front of Edmonton Oil Kings’ defenceman Jayden Platz in WHL action Tuesday night at Prospera Place.                                -Image: Warren Henderson/Capital News
Community Leader Awards: Coach Phil Von Unruh

Community Leader Awards: Coach Phil Von Unruh

Kelowna Capital News Leader of the Year series on those that give back to the community

Community Leader Awards: Coach Phil Von Unruh
Marissa Baecker/Shoot the Breeze                                Dillon Dube and the Kelowna Rockets will host the Vancouver Giants Friday in the first of eight meetings this season between the division rivals.

Rockets look to ramp up consistency, compete level

Kelowna, second in the B.C. Division, opens home stand Friday against the Vancouver Giants.

Marissa Baecker/Shoot the Breeze                                Dillon Dube and the Kelowna Rockets will host the Vancouver Giants Friday in the first of eight meetings this season between the division rivals.
Marissa Baecker/Shoot the Breeze                                Forward Leif Mattson has seven points in eight games this season for the Kelowna Rockets.

Mattson makes mark with WHL’s Rockets

Manitoba-born forward finds a Western Hockey League home in Kelowna

Marissa Baecker/Shoot the Breeze                                Forward Leif Mattson has seven points in eight games this season for the Kelowna Rockets.
Dillon Dube scored twice to lead the Kelowna Rockets to victory Friday in Victoria.                                -Image: Marissa Baecker/Shoot the Breeze

Rockets drop Royals to open weekend set

Kelowna beats Victoria to avenge 8-3 loss in first meeting last month

Dillon Dube scored twice to lead the Kelowna Rockets to victory Friday in Victoria.                                -Image: Marissa Baecker/Shoot the Breeze
Marissa Baecker/Shoot the Breeze                                Kyle Topping (right) and the Kelowna Rockets will take on Matthew Smith and the Victoria Royals Friday and Saturday in WHL action at Save on Foods Memorial Centre.

Rockets battle rival Royals in weekend set

Kelowna looks for payback as the WHL rivals play Friday and Saturday at Save on Foods Centre

Marissa Baecker/Shoot the Breeze                                Kyle Topping (right) and the Kelowna Rockets will take on Matthew Smith and the Victoria Royals Friday and Saturday in WHL action at Save on Foods Memorial Centre.