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Border closure forcing BCHL’s Wenatchee Wild to open season on road

With Canadian teams unable to visit the United States, the Wild have no choice but to come north

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Former Kelowna Rockets player Quintin Laing has joined the club’s coaching staff as the team’s assistant coach for the 2021-22 season. (Contributed)

Former Kelowna Rocket launched into assistant coach position

Laing first joined the Rockets as an undrafted player in 1996

Former Kelowna Rockets player Quintin Laing has joined the club’s coaching staff as the team’s assistant coach for the 2021-22 season. (Contributed)
Jennifer Oakes. (UBCO Heat)
Jennifer Oakes. (UBCO Heat)
Prospera Place in Kelowna. (Marissa Baecker/Shoot the Breeze)

Kelowna Rockets reveal 2021-22 training camp roster

The training camp roster consists of 38 players, with on-ice sessions starting Sept. 8

Prospera Place in Kelowna. (Marissa Baecker/Shoot the Breeze)
Vernon golf pro Troy Bulmer of Predator Ridge shot three straight rounds of 1-under-par 71 to finish in a tie for 30th at the latest Mackenzie Tour pro golf stop in Prince Edward Island. (@bulwergolfphoto)

Vernon golfer cracks top-30 at PEI pro tourney

Troy Bulmer had three straight scores of 71; two other Okanagan golfers missed the cut

Vernon golf pro Troy Bulmer of Predator Ridge shot three straight rounds of 1-under-par 71 to finish in a tie for 30th at the latest Mackenzie Tour pro golf stop in Prince Edward Island. (@bulwergolfphoto)
The Kelowna Rockets' Pavel Novak. (Contributed)

4 Kelowna Rockets heading to NHL training camps

Pavel Novak, Tyson Feist, Trevor Wong and Noah Dorey will be attending training camps this September

The Kelowna Rockets' Pavel Novak. (Contributed)
Vees announce they will require proof of full vaccination to see games effective immediately. (Vees)

Penticton Vees fans will need to show full vaccination proof to see games

SOEC event employees, Vees players and staff all required to be vaccinated

Vees announce they will require proof of full vaccination to see games effective immediately. (Vees)
Kelowna’s Cole Wilson sits in a seven-way tie for seventh place after shooting a five-under-par 67 in the opening round of the Mackenzie Golf Tour’s Brudenell River Classic in PEI Tuesday, Aug. 31. (Black Press - file photo)

Kelowna golfer in hunt at Mackenzie Tour PEI event

Cole Wilson opens with a 67 to sit three shots off the lead; Vernon’s Matthew Kreutz and Troy Bulmer seven shots back

Kelowna’s Cole Wilson sits in a seven-way tie for seventh place after shooting a five-under-par 67 in the opening round of the Mackenzie Golf Tour’s Brudenell River Classic in PEI Tuesday, Aug. 31. (Black Press - file photo)
Vernon golf pro Troy Bulmer of Predator Ridge finished in 11th place at the Mackenzie Golf Tour’s Prince Edward Island Open in Cardigan, PEI. (@bulwergolfphoto)

Vernon pro golfer enjoying PEI swing

Troy Bulmer of Predator Ridge finishes in tie for 11th spot at PEI Open on Mackenzie Tour; plays in second Island stop this week

Vernon golf pro Troy Bulmer of Predator Ridge finished in 11th place at the Mackenzie Golf Tour’s Prince Edward Island Open in Cardigan, PEI. (@bulwergolfphoto)
Kelowna’s Stephanie Young of the UBCO Heat (left) tangles with Alberta Pandas defender McKayla Brault during U-Sports Canada West women’s soccer pre-season action in Edmonton. (Don Voaklander photo)

UBCO Heat melt Alberta Pandas

Vernon keeper earns shutout, Kelowna forward scores goal as UBCO defeats Alberta 1-0 in Canada West women’s soccer pre-season play

Kelowna’s Stephanie Young of the UBCO Heat (left) tangles with Alberta Pandas defender McKayla Brault during U-Sports Canada West women’s soccer pre-season action in Edmonton. (Don Voaklander photo)
UBCO Heat. (Contributed)

UBC Okanagan Heat set to host university softball national championship

The Heat will compete in their first-ever national championship in October against the nation’s best

UBCO Heat. (Contributed)
Vernon’s Matthew Kreutz sits eight shots off the lead at a Canadian professional golf event in Prince Edward Island after the opening round Wednesday, Aug. 25. (Morning Star - file photo)

Okanagan golfers continue pro swing

Two from Vernon, one from Kelowna playing at Mackenzie Tour stop in PEI

Vernon’s Matthew Kreutz sits eight shots off the lead at a Canadian professional golf event in Prince Edward Island after the opening round Wednesday, Aug. 25. (Morning Star - file photo)
Kelowna’s Cole Wilson finished tied for 36th spot at the Mackenzie Tour PGA of Canada’s Osprey Open event near Toronto. (Thos Caffrey/Golffile)

Okanagan golfers well behind winner at Canada pro tournament

Troy Bulmer of Vernon finished tied for 17th, 17 strokes off the pace; Kelowna’s Cole Wilson tied for 36th spot

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Kelowna’s Cole Wilson finished tied for 36th spot at the Mackenzie Tour PGA of Canada’s Osprey Open event near Toronto. (Thos Caffrey/Golffile)
Vernon golf pro Troy Bulmer of Predator Ridge is in a five-way tie for the lead after the opening round Thursday, Aug. 18, of the Mackenzie Golf Tour's    (@bulwergolfphoto)

Okanagan golfers share first-round lead at pro tourney

Vernon’s Troy Bulmer and Kelowna’s Cole Wilson among quintet who shot 5-under-par on Mackenzie Tour’s Osprey Valley Open near Toronto

Vernon golf pro Troy Bulmer of Predator Ridge is in a five-way tie for the lead after the opening round Thursday, Aug. 18, of the Mackenzie Golf Tour's    (@bulwergolfphoto)
Kelowna’s Jerome Blake won two gold and one silver at the Canada Summer Games in Winnipeg. (Contributed/Canada Games)

‘Bet on yourself, always’: Kelowna’s Jerome Blake reflects on Olympic bronze

Blake walked away from the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games with a bronze medal for the men’s 4x100m relay

Kelowna’s Jerome Blake won two gold and one silver at the Canada Summer Games in Winnipeg. (Contributed/Canada Games)
Former Penticton Vees player and current Colorado Avalanche forward Tyson Jost hosted a shooting camp with Okanagan Hockey Camps this summer. (Colorado Avalanche/Twitter)

Okanagan-based NHLers return home to coach youth hockey camp

All three pros played youth hockey in the Okanagan before heading to the NHL

Former Penticton Vees player and current Colorado Avalanche forward Tyson Jost hosted a shooting camp with Okanagan Hockey Camps this summer. (Colorado Avalanche/Twitter)
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BCHL’s 60th anniversary plans include outdoor games, retro nights

Teams will wear retro jerseys throughout the season, junior ‘A’ hockey league announces

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The Spokane Braves (white jerseys) will not participate in the upcoming 2021-22 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League season due to travel uncertainty between Canada and the United States. (File photo)

Spokane opts out of KIJHL season

American club cites travel uncertainty between Canada and the U.S. for dropping out

The Spokane Braves (white jerseys) will not participate in the upcoming 2021-22 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League season due to travel uncertainty between Canada and the United States. (File photo)
Kimberley Dynamiters vs Columbia Valley. Kimberley Bulletin file

KIJHL will require all players, bench staff, officials to be fully vaccinated

Full vaccinations required before start of season; one dose before any training camps

Kimberley Dynamiters vs Columbia Valley. Kimberley Bulletin file
Kelowna’s Cooper Humphreys, who plays out of Vernon’s Predator Ridge Resort, won the Canadian Juvenile Boys Golf Championship in Quebec Thursday, Aug. 12, and finished one shot away from possibly capturing the Canadian Junior Boys Division at the same event. (Black Press - file photo)

Okanagan golfer oh-so-close to double national titles

Cooper Humphreys of Kelowna wins Canadian Juvenile Boys, ties for second in Canadian Junior Boys event

Kelowna’s Cooper Humphreys, who plays out of Vernon’s Predator Ridge Resort, won the Canadian Juvenile Boys Golf Championship in Quebec Thursday, Aug. 12, and finished one shot away from possibly capturing the Canadian Junior Boys Division at the same event. (Black Press - file photo)