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Bantams Show Well At Own Tourney

Despite losing just one of four games and outscoring their opponents 12-7, the Kelowna Tommy Gun’s Rockets had to settle for fifth place at their own bantam tier 1 tournament on the weekend.

The Kelowna Minor Hockey Association representatives dropped a 2-1 decision to the Langley Eagles in the tournament opener at Memorial Arena, and that proved the difference between a possible medal and not even making the playoff round.


Rockets Avenge Loss To Ams

Jackson Whistle stopped all 22 shots he faced as the Kelowna Rockets avenged their only loss of the season by defeating the visiting Tri-City Americans 4-0 on Wednesday.

Whistle’s second shutout of the season improved the Rockets’ record to a Western Hockey League-best 11-1 and put them five points up on the Kamloops Blazers in the B.C. Division with two games in hand.

FULL STORY: Okanagan Sports Page

Bears, Panthers Claw It Out Friday

Third place will be on the line Friday at the Apple Bowl in what might be the most evenly-matched game of the season for the Mt. Boucherie Bears.

Already assured of a playoff berth in the Eastern Division of the B.C. High School Football Association, the Bears (3-2) will play host to the Lord Tweedsmuir Panthers (3-1) of Surrey beginning at 6:30 p.m.

FULL STORY: Okanagan Sports Page

Silver Lining For Lady Owls

Battle-tested at their own Best Of The West tournament on the weekend, coach Tony Sodaro says his Kelowna Owls are now well positioned for a volleyball war in Port Coquitlam beginning on Friday.

The provincially-No. 2-ranked (AAAA) Owls won six of seven matches in the 48-team event at Kelowna Secondary School, but were upset 25-20, 20-25, 13-15 in the championship match on Saturday to the Pacific Academy Breakers (No. 1 – AA) of Surrey.


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