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BCHL experiments with coach’s challenge, video review during preseason

The junior A league wants video review in place in time for its BCHL Showcase event in Chilliwack

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2017’s Motionball Marathon of Sport at Kelowna’s City Park. (Mark Dreger photo)

9th annual Motionball Marathon of Sport fundraiser coming to Kelowna’s City Park

All proceeds are going towards the Special Olympics Canada Foundation

2017’s Motionball Marathon of Sport at Kelowna’s City Park. (Mark Dreger photo)
The UBC Okanagan Heat are the newest member of Canada West track and field, which will allow them to compete at the 2021-22 Canada West championships. (Contributed)

UBCO to debut track and field program at 2021-22 Canada West championships

The UBCO Heat is the conference’s ninth track and field member

The UBC Okanagan Heat are the newest member of Canada West track and field, which will allow them to compete at the 2021-22 Canada West championships. (Contributed)
Travis Bridge takes part in the 10-hour Bike-A-Thon held at Bigby Place. Participants were raising money for Nelson adults with special needs to travel to an athletics event in 2022. Photo: Tyler Harper

VIDEO: Nelson’s Bigby Place holds 10-hour marathon fundraiser

Participants spent the day on a stationary bike to pay for a trip to Operation Trackshoes

Travis Bridge takes part in the 10-hour Bike-A-Thon held at Bigby Place. Participants were raising money for Nelson adults with special needs to travel to an athletics event in 2022. Photo: Tyler Harper
Fully vaccinated fans will be welcomed back to Nonis Field this weekend as women’s and men’s soccer hosts Thompson Rivers on Saturday and Sunday. (Contributed/GreyStroke Photography)

UBC Okanagan Heat welcoming fans back this weekend

All fans in attendance must be double vaccinated

Fully vaccinated fans will be welcomed back to Nonis Field this weekend as women’s and men’s soccer hosts Thompson Rivers on Saturday and Sunday. (Contributed/GreyStroke Photography)
Prospera Place in Kelowna. (Marissa Baecker/Shoot the Breeze)

Kelowna Rockets home opener pushed

Fans will need to wait a little longer for regular-season action

Prospera Place in Kelowna. (Marissa Baecker/Shoot the Breeze)
(Black Press Media file photo)

West Kelowna Warriors welcoming vaccinated fans back for 2021-22 season

Proof of vaccination against COVID-19 is required for all in attendance at Royal Lepage Place

(Black Press Media file photo)
Kelowna Rockets’ mascot Rocky Raccoon addresses the crwd at Prsopera Place in Kelowna, B.C. (Contributed)

Kelowna Rockets pre-season ticket sales open this week

For the general public, preseason home game tickets are available for purchase Thursday morning

Kelowna Rockets’ mascot Rocky Raccoon addresses the crwd at Prsopera Place in Kelowna, B.C. (Contributed)
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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)