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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...

Rockets snag Czech in draft

Jul 3, 2014 / 5:00 am

The Kelowna Rockets added a forward with size to its stable of prospects Wednesday morning as the CHL held its annual draft of import players. After putting up the most points in the CHL last season, the Rockets were slotted in to pick 60th out of the 60 teams across the CHL as teams in the...

Canadians love Wimbledon

Jul 2, 2014 / 1:17 pm

Milos Raonic defeated Australian qualifier Nick Kyrgios 6-7, 6-2, 6-4, 7-6 (4) to join fellow Canadian Eugenie Bouchard in the semifinals at Wimbledon. It's the first Grand Slam semifinal appearance for Raonic, who finished Kyrgios off with an ace after the Australian had saved three match...

Sailing championship in Kelowna

Jun 29, 2014 / 2:55 pm

Central Okanagan Sailing Association members made the podium in both fleets of racers at the Hobie 18 women's and Hobie 16 Trapseat North American Championships last weekend. The Championships were held at the Central Okanagan Sailing Association. The Hobie 18 event was won by Chris...

Eskimos spoil Lions' opener

Jun 29, 2014 / 8:27 am

It took a while, and some trick plays, but Mike Reilly finally earned a win against his former CFL team Saturday. Reilly completed three touchdown passes as the Edmonton Eskimos came back to beat the B.C. Lions 27-20 in the first game of the CFL season for both teams. The last time the...

Fastpitch swings into Kelowna

Jun 28, 2014 / 10:14 am

One of the top fastpitch baseball teams in the world is coming to play in Kelowna this week. The New Zealand junior men's national team will be in Kelowna for a double header against the Kelowna League All-Stars starting at 6:30pm on July 2nd. The game will be at King Stadium and the gate...

Canucks move Kesler to Ducks

Jun 27, 2014 / 11:00 am

Ryan Kesler is saying goodbye to Vancouver. The return to the Canucks is forward Nick Bonino, defenceman Luca Sbisa and the 24th overall pick in the 2014 NHL Draft. The teams will swap third-round picks once the deal goes through, according to TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun. Kesler has...

Rockets' season opens at home

Jun 26, 2014 / 4:33 pm

The Kelowna Rockets will get the chance to raise a couple of banners in front of their arch rivals. The Rockets open the 72-game Western Hockey League season on home ice Saturday, Sept 20 when they host the Kamloops Blazers. Prior to the game the Rockets will raise both the BC Division and...

Suarez banned for biting

Jun 26, 2014 / 7:08 am

FIFA banned Uruguay striker Luis Suarez from all football activities for four months on Thursday for biting an opponent at the World Cup, a punishment that rules him out of the rest of the tournament and the start of the upcoming Premier League season. The ban also covers Uruguay's next nine...

Lambert in as Rockets coach

Jun 23, 2014 / 4:18 pm

When one person steps down, another is sure to take their place. And that’s exactly what happened Monday at Prospera Place, as longtime assistant coach Dan Lambert was named the new head coach of the Kelowna Rockets following Ryan Huska’s departure to the Calgary Flames...

Bowey gets camp invite

Jun 23, 2014 / 10:18 am

Kelowna Rockets defenceman Madison Bowey is one of 41 players invited to take part in Canada's National Junior summer development camp. The camp runs Aug 3 to 8 in Brossard, Montreal and Sherbrooke, Que. The summer camp roster includes four goaltenders, 12 defencemen and 25...

Canucks hire new head coach

Jun 23, 2014 / 10:15 am

The Vancouver Canucks have hired Willie Desjardins as their new head coach. It's the first NHL head coaching job for the native of Climax, Sask., who most recently led the AHL's Texas Stars to a Calder Cup championship. Prior to joining Texas for the 2012-13 season, Desjardins coached...

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