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Surrey-raised hockey player Luka Burzan in action with the WHL’s Brandon Wheat Kings. (Photo: Brandi Pollock/Wheat Kings)

‘Memorial eCup’ games to keep junior players plugged in, including Kelowna’s Burzan

WHL veteran’s pro dream is on hold as he skates in Kelowna

 

Kelowna Rockets Hockey Night In Canada jersey. (Contributed)

Rockets to auction off Hockey Night In Canada jerseys for charity

WHL member Clubs will also pay tribute to the Logan Boulet Effect

 

KELOWNA, BC - FEBRUARY 17: Pavel Novak #11 of the Kelowna Rockets passes the puck against the Calgary Hitmen at Prospera Place on February 17, 2020 in Kelowna, Canada. (Photo by Marissa Baecker/Shoot the Breeze)

Pair of Rockets named to World Junior training camp

Pavel Novak and Michael Krutil will suit up with the Czech Republic

 

KELOWNA, BC - NOVEMBER 26: Cole Schwebius #31 of the Kelowna Rockets stretches on the ice during warm up against the Edmonton Oil Kings at Prospera Place on November 26, 2019 in Kelowna, Canada. (Photo by Marissa Baecker/Shoot the Breeze)

Rockets’ netminder Schwebius loaned to Salmon Arm Silverbacks

Schwebius appeared in 21 games for the Rockets during the 2019-20 season

KELOWNA, BC - NOVEMBER 26: Cole Schwebius #31 of the Kelowna Rockets stretches on the ice during warm up against the Edmonton Oil Kings at Prospera Place on November 26, 2019 in Kelowna, Canada. (Photo by Marissa Baecker/Shoot the Breeze)
The Kelowna Rockets pose for a picture with the Memorial Cup after winning in 2004. (Contributed)

Kelowna taxpayers could pay $90K for losses caused by cancelled Memorial Cup

$135,000 would be put aside for a potential bid for a future opportunity to host the tournament

The Kelowna Rockets pose for a picture with the Memorial Cup after winning in 2004. (Contributed)
Vancouver Giants play-by-play broadcaster Dan O’Connor (left) and former Surrey Eagles head coach Mark Holick (right) have started a new sports podcast, The Voice & The Coach. The pair are longtime friends and former colleagues with the Prince George Cougars. (Nick Greenizan photo)

New B.C.-based podcast a ‘creative outlet’ for longtime junior-hockey broadcaster, coach

South Surrey residents Dan O’Connor and Mark Holick team up for The Voice & the Coach

Vancouver Giants play-by-play broadcaster Dan O’Connor (left) and former Surrey Eagles head coach Mark Holick (right) have started a new sports podcast, The Voice & The Coach. The pair are longtime friends and former colleagues with the Prince George Cougars. (Nick Greenizan photo)
WHL teams will need fans in seats to operate next season, says commissioner

WHL teams will need fans in seats to operate next season, says commissioner

The WHL consists of 22 teams spread across Canada’s four western provinces

WHL teams will need fans in seats to operate next season, says commissioner
WHL hockey could start back up in early October if everything goes according to plan. (Black Press Media file photo)

WHL hockey could hit the ice by Oct. 2

Start date ‘contingent on receiving the necessary approvals from government and health authorities’

WHL hockey could start back up in early October if everything goes according to plan. (Black Press Media file photo)
KELOWNA, CANADA - JANUARY 7: Leon Draisaitl #29 of Kelowna Rockets skates against the Vancouver Giants on January 7, 2015 at Prospera Place in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Marissa Baecker/Shoot the Breeze)

Kelowna Rockets Alumni Leon Draisaitl crowned NHL scoring champ

Draisaitl captures the Art Ross Trophy with 110 points in 71 games played

KELOWNA, CANADA - JANUARY 7: Leon Draisaitl #29 of Kelowna Rockets skates against the Vancouver Giants on January 7, 2015 at Prospera Place in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Marissa Baecker/Shoot the Breeze)
Dylan Wightman #28 of the Kelowna Rockets looks for the pass during second period against the Tri-City Americans at Prospera Place on February 8, 2020 in Kelowna, Canada. (Photo by Marissa Baecker/Shoot the Breeze)

Rockets prospects named to BC Hockey’s All-Star teams

Dylan Wightman and Scott Cousins were named to the U16AAA All-Star team

Dylan Wightman #28 of the Kelowna Rockets looks for the pass during second period against the Tri-City Americans at Prospera Place on February 8, 2020 in Kelowna, Canada. (Photo by Marissa Baecker/Shoot the Breeze)
WHL commissioner Ron Robinson visits Kelowna for the 2019 WHL Annual General Meeting to discuss league changes, the 2020 Memorial Cup and more. Photo: Mackenzie Britton/Capital News

Kelowna’s 2020 Memorial Cup hot topic at WHL annual meeting

WHL commissioner Ron Robison was in Kelowna discussing league operations in and out of Kelowna

WHL commissioner Ron Robinson visits Kelowna for the 2019 WHL Annual General Meeting to discuss league changes, the 2020 Memorial Cup and more. Photo: Mackenzie Britton/Capital News
Rockets players among 48 WHL “Players to Watch”

Rockets players among 48 WHL “Players to Watch”

Nolan Foote leads the Rockets’ group heading into the 2019 NHL draft

  • Nov 15, 2018
Rockets players among 48 WHL “Players to Watch”
Kelowna Rockets vs Vancouver Giants, WHL at Langley Events Centre, Jan. 13 Vancouver’s Kaleb Bulych wraps up Kelowna’s Leif Mattson. Gary Ahuja Langley Times

Giants gain ground on Rockets in race for first place

Vancouver Giants centre James Malm continues his knack for big goals

Kelowna Rockets vs Vancouver Giants, WHL at Langley Events Centre, Jan. 13 Vancouver’s Kaleb Bulych wraps up Kelowna’s Leif Mattson. Gary Ahuja Langley Times
SLIDESHOW: Giants ground Rockets in first-place showdown

SLIDESHOW: Giants ground Rockets in first-place showdown

Photos from the Vancouver Giants-Kelowna Rockets Western Hockey League clash at the Langley Events Centre

SLIDESHOW: Giants ground Rockets in first-place showdown
Penticton Vees affiliate player Massimo Rizzo cruises with the puck into the Brooks Bandits zone during Western Canada Cup action at the South Okanagan Events Centre last season.                                Steve Kidd/Western News

Rosters set for BCHL players at U17 World Challenge

BCHL players from Chilliwack, Penticton, Vernon and Victoria suit up against the world

Penticton Vees affiliate player Massimo Rizzo cruises with the puck into the Brooks Bandits zone during Western Canada Cup action at the South Okanagan Events Centre last season.                                Steve Kidd/Western News
The Rockets beat Prince George in the first of two WHL games against the Cougars this weekend.

Rockets score victory in PG

Kelowna edges the Cougars in the first of two WHL contests this weekend between the teams in Prince George

  • Feb 4, 2017
The Rockets beat Prince George in the first of two WHL games against the Cougars this weekend.
Kyle Topping and the Kelowna Rockets will host the Calgary Hitmen tonight in WHL action at Prospera Place.

Rockets look to fly right against Hitmen

Kelowna tries to bounce back from two home-ice WHL losses Wednesday against Calgary

Kyle Topping and the Kelowna Rockets will host the Calgary Hitmen tonight in WHL action at Prospera Place.
Kelowna Rockets will miss WHL’s Player of the Week

Kelowna Rockets will miss WHL’s Player of the Week

Hot scoring forward Calvin Thurkauf will see action at upcoming World Junior Hockey Championships

  • Dec 14, 2016
Kelowna Rockets will miss WHL’s Player of the Week
Rebels subpar effort leads to OT loss

Rebels subpar effort leads to OT loss

Blazers 4 Rebels 3 (OT) The math is simple, but the process…

Rebels subpar effort leads to OT loss