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AquaJets Spread Their Wings

Aptly named, the Thunderbolt International swim meet in Beaverton, Ore. struck the Kelowna AquaJets’ record books in big way.

Josh Zakala continued his hit on club standards by lowering 10 of his own marks in five races, while teammate Katie Dunlop eclipsed two of her club records at the same meet.

FULL STORY: Okanagan Sports Page

Owls Humbled In Hoop Tourney Final

In what was somewhat of a humbling experience, head coach Harry Parmar witnessed what he believes will make his Kelowna Owls better than their No. 7 ranking in the latest provincial high school quad-A basketball poll.

Playing in a run-and-gun final of the Edmonton Rebels Invitational tournament on Saturday against the Mt. Vernon (N.Y.) Knights, the Owls fell 115-84 and were overpowered in all areas of the game — except one.

FULL STORY: Okanagan Sports Page

Owls' Cote Top VB Player in B.C.

While the Kelowna Owls had to settle for second place overall in the province for a third straight year, they did boast the top player in B.C. — according to a Vancouver Province newspaper poll.

Howard Tsumura of The Province polled CIS head coaches in B.C. who selected the Owls’ Devon Cote as the 2014 player of the year.

The Grade 12 power hitter, who has committed to playing with the UBC Okanagan Heat beginning next fall, is one of three Owls on the senior boys “Super 15 Class of 2014-15.

FULL STORY: Okanagan Sports Page

Rockets Double Red Deer

The Kelowna Rockets defeated the Red Deer Rebels 6-3 on Wednesday in Red Deer, closing out a five-game road trip as well as their pre-Christmas schedule on a winning note.

The Rockets scored three times in the third period, to snap a 3-3 tie and improve to 4-1 on the road trip and 28-5-3-0 on the season, the top record in the Western Hockey League.

FULL STORY: Okanagan Sports Page

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