Joseph McLeod and the Kelowna Chiefs trail the Osoyoos Coyotes 3-2 in their best of seven KIJHL playoff series. -Image: Steve Dunsmoor/Dunsmoor Creative

Kelowna Chiefs skate into their new season

A total re-brand will welcome fans to the largest Rutland Secondary School reunion

The Kelowna Chiefs are kicking off this season with a bang.

A complete re-brand to the Rutland-based junior B ice hockey team will roll out as the team skates onto the ice and into their ninth season to play hard and entertain the crowd.

Related: Updated: Kelowna Rockets to open 2018 preseason Friday

“This is huge for us, Rutland people love Rutland, and this is our team,” Alex Draper, game day manager said. “We have a great hockey team in our backyard and we want to make it so that the family can come out for a great night and it’s cheap.”

Draper has big plans to make the Chiefs games more than just a game, with giveaways, prizes and “Straight Outta Rutland” pride.

Related: Rockets open camp with bar set high

Creating a family-friendly night of entertainment that won’t have fans leaving with only lint in their wallets is a priority for the team’s new energy. The Kelowna Chiefs are keeping prices down for their fans to keep the bleachers full. Early bird season tickets are available for $129 until Aug. 31.

The home opener Sept. 7 will be what Draper claims as Rutland Senior Secondary School’s biggest school reunion. All alumni are invited to come down to the Rutland Twin Arena to watch the Kelowna Chiefs take on the Kamloops Storm.

To report a typo, email:
newstips@kelownacapnews.com
.


@sydneyrmorton
sydney.morton@kelownacapnews.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

UPDATE: Charges laid in West Kelowna assault

An arrest was made after RCMP plea for witnesses

West Kelowna man charged in gas station robbery

The 18-year-old was arrested after allegedly robbing a Huskey gas station on July 15

Kelowna RCMP seek info on hit and run

Red mustang strikes cyclist while taking U-turn near Bernard Avenue

Choices Markets Kelowna takes steps toward sustainability

Choices Markets is removing single-use plastics from its shelves and offering reusable produce bags

Kelowna’s Okanagan Regional Library may not look like the one you grew up with!

New technology and arts programming transforms library operations

Olympic softball qualifier gets $150K boost from provincial government

2019 Americas Qualifier to be held in Surrey from Aug. 25-Sept. 1

Gas price inquiry questions Trans Mountain capacity, company denies collusion

The first of up to four days of oral hearings in the inquiry continue in Vancouver

Okanagan woman heads up college foundation board

Gladys Fraser of Vernon brings experience to role as chair of Okanagan College Foundation board

Stolen car now returned to Summerland dealership

Vehicle was stolen on same day as attempted carjacking incident

‘Benzos’ and fentanyl a deadly cocktail causing a growing concern on B.C. streets

Overdoses caused by benzodiazepines can’t be reversed with opioid-overdose antidote naloxone

Police recover $12,700 in stolen pet food from North Shuswap property

Chase RCMP execute third search of property where stolen vehicles, illegal firearms seized

Straight from DeHart

Partners come together to open new pub in Kelowna

Hergott: Medical cannabis and ICBC

ICBC might start reimbursing the expense of cannabis just like they do for prescription medications

Most Read