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The Kelowna Rockets host hockey’s top prospect Connor Bedard (pictured) and the Regina Pats on Tuesday night (Nov. 29) in front of the first sellout at Prospera Place in 2019 (Regan Bartel/Kelowna Rockets)

Kelowna Rockets welcome the Bedard show to town in first sellout since 2019

The Rockets also had the hot stove cooking on Monday

 

After helping the Vernon Canadians win the Allan Cup Canadian Senior Hockey title in 1956, and reach the Allan Cup final again in 1959, Walt Trentini played for a spell for the Trail Smoke Eaters. Trentini died in Vernon at age 90 Nov. 20. (Trentini family photo)

Vernon Canadians Allan Cup winner Trentini dies at 90

Walt Trentini helped Canadians win 1956 Allan Cup Canadian Senior Hockey title in Vernon

 

Best friends and two of the top prospects in hockey: Kelowna Rockets forward Andrew Cristall (left) and Regina Pats forward Connor Bedard are set to each each other for the first time in their WHL careers. (Regan Bartel/Kelowna Rockets)

Top hockey prospects, best friends Bedard and Cristall set to battle it out in Kelowna

Rockets and Pats forwards first and second in WHL scoring

 

The West Kelowna Warriors fell 2-1 to the Prince George Spruce Kings in Prince George on Friday night, Nov. 25. (@BCHLWarriors/Twitter)

West Kelowna Warriors split weekend in Prince George

The two teams meet again Saturday night in Prince George

The West Kelowna Warriors fell 2-1 to the Prince George Spruce Kings in Prince George on Friday night, Nov. 25. (@BCHLWarriors/Twitter)
The Kelowna Rockets celebrate their 4-2 win over the Everett Silvertips on Friday night, Nov. 25 (Kristen Ostrowski/Everett Silvertips)

Kelowna Rockets captain scores game-winning goal, leaves game in 4-2 win over Everett

The Rockets welcome the Moose Jaw Warriors to Prospera Place on Saturday night (Nov. 26)

The Kelowna Rockets celebrate their 4-2 win over the Everett Silvertips on Friday night, Nov. 25 (Kristen Ostrowski/Everett Silvertips)
The Kelowna Rockets are in action in Everett on Friday and at home on Saturday. (@KelownaRocketsWHL/Instagram)

Kelowna Sports Weekend Preview: Rockets home and away, Warriors look to end losing streak

The Rockets, Warriors, and Chiefs are all looking to get back in the win column

The Kelowna Rockets are in action in Everett on Friday and at home on Saturday. (@KelownaRocketsWHL/Instagram)
Kelowna Rockets defenseman Jackson DeSouza and Seattle Thunderbirds forward Reid Schaefer battle for the puck in Seattle on Wednesday, Nov. 23. (Photo - Brian Liesse/Seattle Thunderbirds)

Kydd, DeSouza score as Kelowna Rockets fall in Seattle

The Rockets play next in Everett on Friday night (Nov. 25)

Kelowna Rockets defenseman Jackson DeSouza and Seattle Thunderbirds forward Reid Schaefer battle for the puck in Seattle on Wednesday, Nov. 23. (Photo - Brian Liesse/Seattle Thunderbirds)
The Vernon Blue Magnums won the Southern Interior Football Conference’s Junior Bantam championship Sunday, Nov. 20, at Greater Vernon Athletic Park. The Magnums thumped the Kelowna Spartans 63-6 to advance to the B.C. championship game Dec. 4 in Langley. (Contributed)

Vernon Magnums march to provincial football final over Kelowna

Blue Magnums overpower Spartans 63-6 in Interior Junior Bantam championship at GVAP

The Vernon Blue Magnums won the Southern Interior Football Conference’s Junior Bantam championship Sunday, Nov. 20, at Greater Vernon Athletic Park. The Magnums thumped the Kelowna Spartans 63-6 to advance to the B.C. championship game Dec. 4 in Langley. (Contributed)
Kelowna Rockets forward Colton Dach celebrates a goal in the team’s 10-3 win over the Spokane Chiefs on Friday night, Nov. 18 (Photo - Steve Dunsmoor/Kelowna Rockets)

Hang 10: Kelowna Rockets stomp Spokane in first meeting of the season

The Rockets had seven different goal scorers and eight players with multi-point nights

Kelowna Rockets forward Colton Dach celebrates a goal in the team’s 10-3 win over the Spokane Chiefs on Friday night, Nov. 18 (Photo - Steve Dunsmoor/Kelowna Rockets)
Eve Munro and Makena Martin (15), celebrate a win alongside their VSS B teammates in the Grade 8 girls volleyball finals Nov. 14. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Vernon squads advance in Grade 8 girls volleyball playdowns in Shuswap

VSS A defeats VSS B in three-set final thriller; both teams advance to North Zone finals

Eve Munro and Makena Martin (15), celebrate a win alongside their VSS B teammates in the Grade 8 girls volleyball finals Nov. 14. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
Canada and USA’s women’s hockey teams met at Prospera Place in Kelowna on Tuesday, Nov. 15. (HockeyCanada/Twitter)

Rivalry renewed in Kelowna as Canada falls to USA in women’s hockey action

The Rivalry Series continues in Kamloops on Thursday

Canada and USA’s women’s hockey teams met at Prospera Place in Kelowna on Tuesday, Nov. 15. (HockeyCanada/Twitter)
Big West Wrestling is hosting its 11th anniversary matches at the Rutland Centennial Hall on Friday, Nov 18 (Photo - Big West Wrestling/Facebook)

Big West Wrestling back in Kelowna to celebrate 11th anniversary

Tickets are available at for $15 at Pitch Black Tattoo and Players Choice Sports or online

Big West Wrestling is hosting its 11th anniversary matches at the Rutland Centennial Hall on Friday, Nov 18 (Photo - Big West Wrestling/Facebook)
Kelowna Rockets forward Adam Kydd celebrates a goal Wednesday night (Nov. 9) against Prince George (Photo - @Kelowna_Rockets/Twitter)

Road Warriors: Kelowna teams hitting the road this weekend

Sun looking for third national title in history; Rockets/Warriors looking to extend winning streaks

Kelowna Rockets forward Adam Kydd celebrates a goal Wednesday night (Nov. 9) against Prince George (Photo - @Kelowna_Rockets/Twitter)
Kelowna Rockets forwards Nolan Flamand and Andrew Cristall celebrate a goal from Saturday’s 3-1 win over Kamloops (Photo - @kelownarocketsWHL/Instagram)

Kelowna Rockets finishing mini-home stand by welcoming Prince George to town

Rockets are coming off of a 3-1 win last Saturday night (Nov. 5)

Kelowna Rockets forwards Nolan Flamand and Andrew Cristall celebrate a goal from Saturday’s 3-1 win over Kamloops (Photo - @kelownarocketsWHL/Instagram)
The West Kelowna Warriors beat the Vernon Vipers 4-3 on Friday night (Photo - Andrew Knopf/@BCHLWarriors/Twitter)

West Kelowna Warriors take care of Vernon Vipers in back-and-forth game

With the win, the Warriors became the fourth team in the BCHL to reach double digit wins this season

The West Kelowna Warriors beat the Vernon Vipers 4-3 on Friday night (Photo - Andrew Knopf/@BCHLWarriors/Twitter)
(Photo - Andrew Knopf/@BCHLWarriors Twitter)

Lots of hockey action in Kelowna, UBCO basketball starts: Sports weekend preview

The West Kelowna Warriors welcome Vernon to town to complete their four-game homestand

(Photo - Andrew Knopf/@BCHLWarriors Twitter)
(Photo - Kelowna Curling Club)

Learn to curl at the Kelowna Curling Club

The event runs from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 5

(Photo - Kelowna Curling Club)
Kelowna Karate and Fitness Owner and Head Instructor and adult male division winner Paul Atkin, junior female division winner Kaela Linsdell, and junior male division winner Tyson Cragg (left to right) won eight of the 34 gold medals the group of athletes brought home (Photo - Kelowna Karate and Fitness)

Kelowna Karate and Fitness dominates dojo at Western Canadian Championships

The 30 athletes combined to bring home 55 medals

Kelowna Karate and Fitness Owner and Head Instructor and adult male division winner Paul Atkin, junior female division winner Kaela Linsdell, and junior male division winner Tyson Cragg (left to right) won eight of the 34 gold medals the group of athletes brought home (Photo - Kelowna Karate and Fitness)
The Okanagan Sun are off to the Canadian Junior National finals on Saturday, Nov. 12, in Regina, Sask. (@okanagan_sun/Twitter photo)

Okanagan Sun off to the National Championships, looking to cover costs

The Sun take on the Regina Thunder at Mosaic Stadium in Saskatchewan on Saturday, Nov. 12

The Okanagan Sun are off to the Canadian Junior National finals on Saturday, Nov. 12, in Regina, Sask. (@okanagan_sun/Twitter photo)
Des Wishart and the Vernon Blue Magnums cliinched first place and an undefeated regular season in the Southern Interior Football Junior Bantam Conference with a 37-0 win over the Kelowna Red Grizzlies Sunday, Oct. 30, at Greater Vernon Athletic Park. (Jenna Fochler Photo)

Vernon Magnums trap Kelowna Grizzlies to clinch first place

Junior bantam football squad scores 37-0 victory at home to cap off undefeated regular season

Des Wishart and the Vernon Blue Magnums cliinched first place and an undefeated regular season in the Southern Interior Football Junior Bantam Conference with a 37-0 win over the Kelowna Red Grizzlies Sunday, Oct. 30, at Greater Vernon Athletic Park. (Jenna Fochler Photo)