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BCHL pushes back season start due to provincial health orders

The delay is minimal, just six days, for now. But the league is open to starting up after Christmas

Gary Brown Sr. (Contributed - West Kelowna Warriors)

West Kelowna Warriors honour late super-fan

The Warriors renamed its Fan of the Year award after devoted fan Gary Brown Sr. died last week

The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League is mouring the death of former president Len Dergousoff of Salmon Arm. The longtime Revelstoke Grizziies board member, who was president from 1999-2002, lost a year-long battle with cancer at age 80. (Dergousoff family photo)

Former KIJHL president dies after cancer battle

Len Dergousoff, 80, of Salmon Arm, was longtime Revelstoke Grizzlies exec, president 1999-2002

The Pacwest announced that all winter sports competition has been cancelled.

B.C.’s Pacwest college sports conference cancels winter competition

Pacwest cancels all winter sports competition after cancelling fall sports back in June

The Pacwest announced that all winter sports competition has been cancelled.
The ‘new normal’ for hockey parents in Chilliwack and elsewhere in B.C., watching their kids from outside of the arena due to COVID-19 protocols. (Submitted photo)

Chilliwack hockey parents petition to be let back in the arena

Refused access due to pandemic protocols, parents are now applying pressure to loosen the rules

The ‘new normal’ for hockey parents in Chilliwack and elsewhere in B.C., watching their kids from outside of the arena due to COVID-19 protocols. (Submitted photo)
West Kelowna Warriors goaltender Roman Basran stood tall in a 4-3 shootout victory over the Vernon Vipers Friday, Oct. 23, 2020. (Lisa Mazurek Photography)

Vernon Vipers fall to West Kelowna Warriors in shootout

Kelowna Rockets goalie Roman Basran helped the warriors to a 4-3 SO win Friday night.

West Kelowna Warriors goaltender Roman Basran stood tall in a 4-3 shootout victory over the Vernon Vipers Friday, Oct. 23, 2020. (Lisa Mazurek Photography)
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Youth sports push-ups combined with Sean Hawthorne
Push up harder version with Sean Hawthorne
Push up easier version with Sean Hawthorne
Push up basics with Sean Hawthorne
Pavel Novak celebrates his first WHL regular season goal against the Tri-City Americans at Prospera Place on October 2, 2019 in Kelowna, Canada. (Photo by Marissa Baecker/Shoot the Breeze)

Two Kelowna Rockets selected in 2020 NHL Draft

Michael Kruitl 110th overall to the Chicago Blackhawks; Pavel Novak 146th overall to the Minnesota Wild

Pavel Novak celebrates his first WHL regular season goal against the Tri-City Americans at Prospera Place on October 2, 2019 in Kelowna, Canada. (Photo by Marissa Baecker/Shoot the Breeze)
The 2020 Canada West Golf Championships have been cancelled due to COVID-19 travel restrictions.

Canada West Golf Championships cancelled due to COVID-19 travel restrictions

UBC, UBC-O, UFV and UVic athletes will not hit the links this year, Kelowna was set to host

The 2020 Canada West Golf Championships have been cancelled due to COVID-19 travel restrictions.
Leon Draisaitl skates against the Portland Winterhawks on May 1, 2015, at Prospera Place in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Marissa Baecker/Getty Images)

Former Kelowna Rocket Leon Draisaitl named NHL’s best

Draisaitl topped the NHL’s scoring charts with 110 points

Leon Draisaitl skates against the Portland Winterhawks on May 1, 2015, at Prospera Place in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Marissa Baecker/Getty Images)
The 2020 Penticton Dragon Boat Festival will not be held due to coronavirus. (Western News file photo)
The 2020 Penticton Dragon Boat Festival will not be held due to coronavirus. (Western News file photo)
Abbotsford’s Chase Claypool makes his NFL debut on Monday Night Football on Sept. 14. (Pittsburgh Steelers Twitter picture)

Abbotsford’s Chase Claypool making NFL debut on Monday Night Football

Abby Senior grad suiting up with the Pittsburgh Steelers to take on New York Giants in Big Apple

Abbotsford’s Chase Claypool makes his NFL debut on Monday Night Football on Sept. 14. (Pittsburgh Steelers Twitter picture)
Kelowna Chiefs head coach Ken Law said his team will more be as competitive or more competitive than last season. (Contributed)

Kelowna Chiefs look to continue winning ways during unusual season

The KIJHL season will begin Nov. 13 when it plans to run a 30-game campaign with three teams opting out and no fans in the stands

Kelowna Chiefs head coach Ken Law said his team will more be as competitive or more competitive than last season. (Contributed)
The KIJHL returns to the ice Nov. 13, albeit without the Spokane Braves, Beaver Valley Nitehawks and 100 Mile House Wranglers. Photo: Tyler Harper

KIJHL delays season to Nov. 13; three teams opt out

The league will play a 30-game season without 100 Mile House, Spokane and Beaver Valley

The KIJHL returns to the ice Nov. 13, albeit without the Spokane Braves, Beaver Valley Nitehawks and 100 Mile House Wranglers. Photo: Tyler Harper
Tower Ranch Golf Club Apprentice Professional Keith Martin holds the William Thompson Trophy after winning the 2020 TaylorMade & Adidas Golf PGA of BC Championship presented by Axis Insurance Group on Tuesday at Crown Isle Resort & Golf Community. (Contributed)

Kelowna’s Keith Martin wins PGA of BC Championship

The 31-year-old Kelowna native took the tournament in a come-from-behind fashion

Tower Ranch Golf Club Apprentice Professional Keith Martin holds the William Thompson Trophy after winning the 2020 TaylorMade & Adidas Golf PGA of BC Championship presented by Axis Insurance Group on Tuesday at Crown Isle Resort & Golf Community. (Contributed)
The current B.C. Men’s curling champions, Rick Sawatsky (Vernon, from left), Andrew Nerpin (Kelowna), Jim Cotter (Vernon) and Steve Laycock (Saskatoon), have announced they are returning for the 2020-21 season. (Black Press - file photo)

Vernon rink back to defend B.C. men’s curling title

Jim Cotter, Rick Sawatsky, Steve Laycock and Andrew Nerpin will seek a third straight championship

The current B.C. Men’s curling champions, Rick Sawatsky (Vernon, from left), Andrew Nerpin (Kelowna), Jim Cotter (Vernon) and Steve Laycock (Saskatoon), have announced they are returning for the 2020-21 season. (Black Press - file photo)
Six Kelowna Sun Devils off to college on baseball scholarships

Six Kelowna Sun Devils off to college on baseball scholarships

Coach Derek McPherson said his six players on scholarships all lead by example

Six Kelowna Sun Devils off to college on baseball scholarships
The B.C. Hockey League has announced it plans to start its 2020-21 regular season Dec. 1, though teams can start training camps in early September. (Black Press file photos)

BCHL teams can start training in September for first league games in December

B.C. Hockey League announces Dec. 1 start date for 2020-21 season

The B.C. Hockey League has announced it plans to start its 2020-21 regular season Dec. 1, though teams can start training camps in early September. (Black Press file photos)
The Kelowna Rockets pose for a picture with the Memorial Cup after winning in 2004. (Contributed)

City of Kelowna to hold funds for 2023 Memorial Cup bid

$135,000 of the city’s initial $225,000 commitment to the tournament will be held for a future bid

The Kelowna Rockets pose for a picture with the Memorial Cup after winning in 2004. (Contributed)
Knox Mountain may not be Everest but for one Kelowna cyclist, it’s pretty close. Jacob Rubuliak, 17, spent Sunday on Knox Mountain setting the Canadian record for “everesting,” a cycling record in which on one day, on one hill, you must climb the equivalent elevation of Mount Everest, the Earth’s highest mountain above sea-level. He climbed the 8.848 metres in 9 hours and 33 minutes, riding up and down Knox 38-and-a-half times. The extra half was a failsafe, in case the app on his phone measuring elevation didn’t match the elevation on his GPS. The 17-year-old beat the previous record by almost 25 minutes. (Contributed)

Kelowna cyclist breaks national ‘Everesting’ record

Jacob Rubuliak, 17, rode up and down Knox Mountain 38-and-a-half times, the equivalent elevation of Mount Everest

Knox Mountain may not be Everest but for one Kelowna cyclist, it’s pretty close. Jacob Rubuliak, 17, spent Sunday on Knox Mountain setting the Canadian record for “everesting,” a cycling record in which on one day, on one hill, you must climb the equivalent elevation of Mount Everest, the Earth’s highest mountain above sea-level. He climbed the 8.848 metres in 9 hours and 33 minutes, riding up and down Knox 38-and-a-half times. The extra half was a failsafe, in case the app on his phone measuring elevation didn’t match the elevation on his GPS. The 17-year-old beat the previous record by almost 25 minutes. (Contributed)
Isaac Athens has signed a letter of intent to play with the University of Calgary Dinos. (Contributed)

Kelowna Secondary football star, water skier, signs with University of Calgary

Isaac Athans, and his family, have a long history of success across various sports in the Okanagan, nationally

Isaac Athens has signed a letter of intent to play with the University of Calgary Dinos. (Contributed)