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Easy on the hockey and a national team debut: Kelowna sports weekend preview

The Rockets and Chiefs both play in town on Saturday night
The Kelowna Chiefs are looking to win their second game in a row against the Princeton Posse on Saturday, Nov. 18 at Rutland Arena. (@KelownaChiefs/X)

There’s a lot less hockey going on but it’s still a full weekend for the Kelowna sports scene.

Kelowna Rockets

The Kelowna Rockets will be in tough on Saturday night as they look to bring their eight-game losing streak to an end.

On Nov. 17, the Rockets welcome the first place Prince George Cougars to Prospera Place. The Cougars are 14-6-0-0 on the year while the Rockets are now 7-11-2, sitting 10th in the Western Conference.

The last few weeks haven’t been great for the Rockets as they haven’t won since Oct. 25, when they beat Victoria 6-3. During the slide, they have been outscored 33-16.

So far in the season series, the Rockets are 1-2 against Prince George. The Rockets were victorious the last time these two teams met, winning 5-4 on Oct. 13.

Saturday night’s puck drop is at 7:05 p.m. at Prospera Place.

West Kelowna Warriors

The West Kelowna Warriors don’t play this weekend as they are off until Wednesday, Nov. 22.

Kelowna Chiefs

The Chiefs are back on home ice this weekend as they welcome the Princeton Posse to Rutland Arena on Saturday night.

Last Friday, the Chiefs went to Princeton and lost 4-2. However, the Chiefs are coming off a 2-1 overtime win against Summerland on Tuesday night (Nov. 14).

Going into the weekend, the Chiefs are third in the Bill Ohlhausen Division with a 6-11-2 record while Princeton sits atop the division with a 12-3-0-0.

Saturday’s puck drop is at 7 p.m.


The UBC Okanagan Heat volleyball teams are at home this weekend while the basketball teams are on the road down in Abbotsford.


Friday, Nov. 17

vs. No. 8 Saskatchewan Huskies at 11 a.m. (men’s)

vs. Saskatchewan Huskies at 1 p.m. (women’s)

Saturday, Nov. 18

vs. No. 8 Saskatchewan Huskies at 1 p.m. (men’s)

vs. Saskatchewan Huskies at 3 p.m. (women’s)


Friday, Nov. 17

@ No. 9 UFV Cascades at 6 p.m. (women’s)

@ UFV Cascades at 8 p.m. (men’s)

Saturday, Nov. 18

@ No. 9 UFV Cascades at 5 p.m. (women’s)

@ UFV Cascades at 7 p.m. (men’s)


Kelowna’s Mackenzie Adams is taking part in her first skeleton race for the Canadian National team this weekend in Lake Placid, New York.

The 19-year-old is racing at the North American Cup, starting at 6 a.m. Pacific (9 a.m. Eastern).

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Jordy Cunningham

About the Author: Jordy Cunningham

Hailing from Ladner, B.C., I have been passionate about sports, especially baseball, since I was young. In 2018, I graduated from Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops with a Bachelor of Journalism degree
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