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Rockets break camp

Aug 29, 2014 / 4:27 pm

The Kelowna Rockets have broken their 2014 training camp and are set to kick off the Western Hockey League exhibition season with a pair of games this weekend. The Rockets are still carrying 30 players after releasing seven players back to their respective minor hockey or junior teams...

NHL looks at expansion

Aug 27, 2014 / 11:28 am

The NHL continues to listen to expressions of interest amid swirling rumours about expansion but the league says nothing is imminent. NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly says there is "nothing new to report on this subject." On Tuesday, the Vancouver Province reported expansion to Las...

Free ticket to BC Lions game

Aug 25, 2014 / 8:00 am

Two unheralded Saskatchewan players spoiled the B.C. Lions' guaranteed win night Sunday. Backup quarterback Tino Sunseri's first CFL career touchdown pass to reserve offensive lineman-turned-tight-end Dan Clark sparked the Saskatchewan Roughriders to a comeback 20-16 victory over the...

Kelowna Chiefs add new coaches

Aug 24, 2014 / 7:56 pm

Two new faces will join Kelowna Chiefs head coach Jason Tansem behind the bench for the upcoming KIJHL season. The Chiefs would like to welcome Assistant Coaches Floyd Ryan and Matthew Sheeran. They will both be at Chiefs Main Camp on Monday, August 25 and Tuesday, August...

Stanley returns to Kelowna

Aug 22, 2014 / 5:00 am

The Stanley Cup is coming back to Kelowna. Former Kelowna Rockets goaltender coach, Kim Dillabaugh, gets his day with the cup Friday and will share some of that excitement with hockey fans in the Okanagan. Dillabaugh was a goaltending coach with the cup champion LA Kings. The cup will be...

Rockets rookie camp underway

Aug 21, 2014 / 11:57 am

Nearly 100 prospects hit the ice at Prospera Place this morning (Thursday) as the Kelowna Rockets open their 20th rookie camp in Kelowna. Camp wraps up Sunday. Among the prospects at camp are those players selected in the 2014 WHL Bantam Draft, including first round selection Jonathan Smart...

Hockey swaps on this weekend

Aug 21, 2014 / 9:00 am

A sure sign summer is winding down - hockey season is gearing up...literally. Each of the three minor hockey programs in the Central Okanagan, Lake Country, Kelowna and West Kelowna, are hosting hockey swaps this coming weekend. Lake Country Minor Hockey and Kelowna Minor Hockey have joined...

Settlement reached in lawsuit

Aug 19, 2014 / 12:38 pm

A settlement has been reached in Steve Moore's lawsuit against NHL forward Todd Bertuzzi, more than 10 years after the infamous on-ice attack ended Moore's career. Geoff Adair, a lawyer for Bertuzzi, confirmed the case has been "settled in its totality" but said the terms are...

Wolfpack crush BC Bears

Aug 17, 2014 / 9:51 am

Canadian international Gordon McRorie led the Prairie Wolf Pack (2-0) to their second straight victory over the BC Bears (0-2) with an inspired 20-point performance in round two of the Canadian Rugby Championship (CRC) on Saturday evening. McRorie’s clinical performance saw the scrum half...

Ball hockey game breaks record

Aug 13, 2014 / 8:13 am

A group of exhausted players in Nanaimo, B.C., spent Tuesday night in their own beds after scoring what they hope is a world record for the longest street hockey game. Organizer Tali Campbell says the 40 players faced off at 8 a.m. Friday morning and didn't stop until late Tuesday —...

Rockets dip into OHL for coach

Aug 6, 2014 / 11:12 am

The Kelowna Rockets have rounded out their coaching staff just two weeks before the start of training camp. Travis Crickard, 27, has been hired away from the OHL's Ottawa 67's to serve as the team's new assistant/goaltending coach. He replaces Kim Dillabaugh who stepped down from...

Rockets going into hockey hall

Jul 25, 2014 / 12:40 pm

Players, coaches and management from the 2004 Memorial Cup Champion Kelowna Rockets will be in Penticton on Friday night as the team will be inducted into the BC Hockey Hall of Fame. The Rockets will be inducted into the hall alongside former Vancouver Canucks standout goalie Kirk McLean and...

Big money for 50-50 winner

Jul 25, 2014 / 7:24 am

For the Edmonton Eskimos, the only numbers that were the final score of a 26-22 CFL loss to the Calgary Stampeders at Commonwealth Stadium Thursday night. But for thousands of fans, the numbers that may have counted the most were 280731C — the winning digits in the game's 50-50 draw...

Rockets' Dillabaugh moves on

Jul 22, 2014 / 5:46 pm

The Kelowna Rockets are in the market for a new goaltender coach. Kim Dillabaugh, who has served in that capacity the past 11 years, has accepted a full-time position with the Stanley Cup champion, LA Kings. Along with his duties with the Rockets, Dillabaugh has also been in charge of...

Sun 'mine' scholarship growth

Jul 11, 2014 / 3:00 pm

The Okanagan Sun scholarship fund grew in leaps and bounds Friday. The BC Football Conference club's fund received a boost with a $25,000 donation from JDS Mining, a local company that builds mines around the world. This is the fifth year company owner Jeff Stibbard has stepped up to...

Germany routs Brazil 7-1

Jul 8, 2014 / 4:04 pm

With Neymar out injured, just about everyone in Brazil knew it would be tough against Germany. Nobody ever expected this. The Germans tore apart Brazil's porous defence time and time again Tuesday, routing the hosts 7-1 in the World Cup semifinals, the largest margin of defeat at this...

Sleeping fan sues ESPN

Jul 7, 2014 / 10:41 pm

A Yankees fan has filed a $10 million lawsuit against two ESPN announcers contending they mocked him when he was caught on national television sleeping in his seat during a game at Yankee Stadium. Andrew Robert Rector admits in court documents he "napped" during a game against the...

Bouchard's Wimbledon results

Jul 5, 2014 / 8:13 am

Eugenie Bouchard's historic run at Wimbledon has come to an end with a loss in the women's final. Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic beat Bouchard 6-3, 6-0 on Saturday to claim her second Wimbledon title. No Canadian had reached the Wimbledon women's singles quarter-finals in the...

Rockets hire new assistant

Jul 4, 2014 / 2:01 pm

The Kelowna Rockets dipped into their alumni to find a new assistant coach. Kris Mallette has been hired to replace Dan Lambert who assumed the head coaching duties after Ryan Huska left the team for the American Hockey League. Mallette, 35, is in his fifth year of coaching. Most...

Bouchard in Wimbledon final

Jul 3, 2014 / 9:45 am

Eugenie Bouchard defeated Romania's Simona Halep 7-6 (5), 6-2 in semifinal play at Wimbledon on Thursday to become the first Canadian women's singles player to advance to a Grand Slam final. Bouchard, from Westmount, Que., converted her sixth match point to complete the victory in one...

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