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Special teams sink Rockets

Jan 28, 2015 / 9:15 pm

The Kelowna Rockets squandered eight power-play chances Wednesday during a 2-1 shootout loss to the Edmonton Oil Kings. It was game two of the Rockets four game Central Division road trip. Tied 1-1 midway through the middle frame the reigning Western Hokey League champion Oil Kings unraveled,...

New run course for Challenge tri

Jan 28, 2015 / 7:00 pm

Valley First Challenge Penticton has announced a new run course for both the half- and full-distance races, incorporating the Okanagan River Channel and a stadium-style finish at Okanagan Lake Park. The new course will debut at the 2015 race on Aug. 30. "We've created a much faster...

Rockets beat Rebels in shootout

Jan 28, 2015 / 6:53 am

The Kelowna Rockets defeated the Red Deer Rebels 4-3 in a shootout Tuesday night, kicking off a four-game road trip with their third consecutive victory. Madison Bowey was the only player on either team to score in the shootout, netting the game winner as Jackson Whistle stopped all four Red...

Bouchard ousted down under

Jan 26, 2015 / 7:45 pm

Canada's Eugenie Bouchard was eliminated from the Australian Open on Tuesday after a 6-3, 6-2 loss to Russia's Maria Sharapova in the quarter-finals. The loss was a disappointment for the Westmount, Que., native after reaching the semifinal a year ago at Melbourne Park. Bouchard...

Eye-catching Aussies hit the slopes

Jan 26, 2015 / 1:55 pm

One might have been mistaken for thinking they were Down Under today if they were skiing at Big White or Silver Star. More than 100 Aussies dressed down in shorts and bikinis and waved flags to kick off Australia Day at Big White Ski Resort and at Silver Star today. Australian accents are...

Rockets' Goulbourne player of week

Jan 26, 2015 / 1:33 pm

The Kelowna Rockets' Tyrell Goulbourne has been named the Western Hockey League's Player of the Week. Goulbourne tallied seven points (three goals and four assists) while posting a plus-five rating in just two games over the past week, leading the Rockets to two consecutive...

Rockets complete sweep of Tips

Jan 24, 2015 / 10:00 pm

When Tyrell Goulbourne is using his speed and strength, he's too much too handle for most Western Hockey League defencemen. Goulbourne was at his high flying best Saturday with two goals, three assists and a career high five points as the Kelowna Rockets dispatched the fatigued Everett...

Scott gets last chance at Scotties

Jan 23, 2015 / 10:30 pm

Kelowna's Kelly Scott has one last chance to qualify for the playoff round at the BC Scotties in Maple Ridge. Scott and her team representing the Kelowna and Maple Ridge curling clubs, failed in their bid to advance during Friday's B qualifier, falling 7-4 to Sarah Wark of...

Rockets take battle of titans #1

Jan 23, 2015 / 10:00 pm

It was a heavyweight tilt befitting the heavyweights atop the Western Hockey League's Western Conference. The BC Division leading Kelowna Rockets outlasted the US Division leading Everett Silvertips 5-3 before nearly 5,500 fans at Prospera Place Friday. It was the first of back-to-back...

Scott roars back at Scotties

Jan 23, 2015 / 1:30 pm

UPDATE 1:30 P.M. Kelly Scott and her rink out of the Kelowna and Golden Ears curling clubs is one win away of advancing to the playoff round at the BC Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Maple Ridge. Scott, who stole four in the ninth end in a heart-stopping 11-8 win Thursday night needed...

Lukinuk bound for Winter Games

Jan 22, 2015 / 2:42 pm

Big White Racer Brooke Lukinuk is the only female skier from the Interior named to the women’s alpine ski team for the Canada Winter Games. Lukinuk competed in six qualifying races in slalom and giant slalom at Red Mountain near Rossland this past weekend. The Kelowna native was the only...

Scott gets leg up at Scotties

Jan 22, 2015 / 9:00 am

New team, same result for Kelly Scott as the 2015 BC Scotties Tournament of Hearts got underway in Maple Ridge. Scott, who formed a brand new rink this season, defeated defending champion Kesa Van Osch of Nanaimo 5-4 in the opening draw Wednesday night. It was a repeat of last year's...

Bieksa out with broken hand

Jan 22, 2015 / 5:57 am

Kevin Bieksa will be out of the Vancouver Canucks' lineup indefinitely as he recovers from surgery on a broken hand. The club announced Wednesday night that Bieksa will require surgery. He broke his hand in Tuesday's 4-1 loss to the Lightning in Tampa Bay. Bieksa has three goals,...

NHL eying three Rockets

Jan 21, 2015 / 11:43 am

NHL scouts are keeping a close eye on three Kelowna Rockets. Nick Merkley, Joe Gatenby and Devante Stephens were among those listed by NHL Central Scouting in their annual mid-term report of 2015 draft eligible prospects. Merkley and Gatenby have both been on Central Scouting's radar all...

T-Birds defence blankets Rockets

Jan 16, 2015 / 11:00 pm

The Seattle Thunderbirds weathered the first 10 minutes then played a textbook road game in dumping the hometown Kelowna Rockets 5-2 before 5,500 fans at Prospera Place Friday. The Rockets were the better team for much of the opening 20 minutes...dominating on the shot clock 10-1 by the midway...

OC Coyotes add pitching heat

Jan 15, 2015 / 8:24 pm

The Okanagan College Coyotes are adding depth to their pitching roster this year, with one goal in mind, a championship. In 2014, the Coyotes were bounced out of the Canadian College Baseball Conference championships in the first playoff round after squandering a 6-2 lead to eventual champions...

Rockets blast undermanned Ams

Jan 14, 2015 / 10:30 pm

The Tri-City Americans are a dangerous hockey team whenever they're able to send all-star and gold medal winning goaltender Eric Comrie between the pipes. Comrie was a late scratch Wednesday and the Kelowna Rockets took advantage putting seven pucks behind back-up Evan Sarthou in a...

Ex-girlfriend is a trained assassin

Jan 14, 2015 / 8:00 am

The NASCAR driver known as "The Outlaw" said he believes his ex-girlfriend is a trained assassin who was dispatched on covert missions around the world, and once returned to him in a blood-splattered gown. Kurt Busch appeared in court again Tuesday over Patricia Driscoll's request...

Hurricanes blow through tourney

Jan 11, 2015 / 7:30 pm

The Lethbridge Hurricanes were not thought to be one of the favourites heading into the 36th annual Daily Courier Kelowna International Major Midget Hockey Tournament. They came in without a tournament win and an uninspiring 9-9-9 regular season record. The Hurricanes lost their first two...

Tigers spoil Rockets party

Jan 11, 2015 / 5:00 am

Not every Broadway play is a hit on opening night and not every hockey trade - no matter how big - bears fruit the first time out. Sometimes, the party gets spoiled. The Medicine Hat Tigers played the role of spoiler Saturday beating the new look Kelowna Rockets 5-3 before more than 6,300...

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