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Whistle Shutout Leads Rockets

Jackson Whistle looked the part in backstopping the Kelowna Rockets’ to a 5-0 Western Hockey league victory over the host Portland Winterhawks on Thursday.

Named the Canadian Hockey League’s goaltender of the week on Tuesday, the 18-year-old was tested early by the Winterhawks (5-10-0-2) last night. Whistle stopped all 15 shots he faced in the first period, while his teammates — Rourke Chartier and Justin Kirkland — made it 2-0 after 20 minutes.

FULL STORY: Okanagan Sports Page



Volleyball Owls Back At No. 1

Displaced as the No. 1 senior AAA boys high school volleyball team in the province at their own KSS Best Of The West a week earlier, the Owls regained the top perch by winning a tournament in Kamloops on the past weekend.

The Owls defeated the last week’s No. 1 Earl Marriott Mariners of Surrey twice at the Thompson Rivers University WolfPack tournament, while sweeping the No. 4 Fraser Heights Firehawks of Surrey in the championship match.

FULL STORY: Okanagan Sports Page



Tournament Title For T2 Rockets

It took longer than it probably should have, but the Kelowna Rockets persevered to win their own midget tier 2 tournament on the weekend.

Shootout goals by Bronson Dawson, Ryan Moon and Cameron Welch earned the Kelowna Minor Hockey Association team a 3-2 win over the Calgary Royals in the tournament final at the Rutland Arena on Sunday.

FULL STORY/PHOTO GALLERY: Okanagan Sports Page



Osland 11th At Vegas Showdown

Kelowna’s Megan Osland recorded her second top-20 finish of the fall schedule to lead the San Jose State Spartans to fifth-place at the Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown.

The Spartans’ captain shot a final-round 1-over 73 on Tuesday for a 54-hole total of 217, good for an 11th place tie among 96 golfers on the Boulder Creek Golf Club course in Boulder City, Nev. Included in her final 18 holes were four birdies.

FULL STORY: Okanagan Sports Page



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Lorne White began his sports journalism career at the Kelowna Daily Courier in 1969. He retired in January 2014 and is now the photographer, editor and publisher of the Okanagan Sports Page.

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