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Rockets drop 2 to visiting Hawks

Nov 22, 2014 / 11:00 pm

Adversity isn't the word Dan Lambert would use but, whatever word you want to use, the Kelowna Rockets are feeling the pinch for the first time this season. The Rockets dropped their second in a row and third in four outings Saturday, falling 4-3 in regulation time to the visiting Portland...

Rockets perfect home record ends

Nov 22, 2014 / 5:00 am

The Kelowna Rockets saw their nine game home ice winning streak come to a screeching halt Friday. The Rockets blew a 3-0 lead falling 4-3 in overtime to the Portland Winterhawks. Alex Schoenborn scored the game winner 64 second into overtime on the only shot of the fourth...

BC Lions fire head coach

Nov 20, 2014 / 11:42 am

The BC Lions have fired head coach Mike Benevides, making the announcement on their website Thursday morning. The move comes just four days after the Lions were embarrassed in Montreal 50-17, during Sunday's Eastern Conference semi-final. “Today, we made the very difficult decision...

Sports hall adds four

Nov 20, 2014 / 10:25 am

The Central Okanagan Sports Hall of Fame officially welcomed four new members at its 2014 induction breakfast Thursday at the Coast Capri Hotel. Added to the hall were the late Glen Mervyn (athlete), Gillian Thomson (builder) and Mike and Brenda Van Tighem (builder) and the 2004 Memorial Cup...

Rockets earn island split

Nov 19, 2014 / 10:00 pm

The Kelowna Rockets and Victoria Royals renewed un-pleasantries Wednesday in the back half of a two game series in the provincial capital. For the second time in three meetings between the division rivals the game ended in a flurry of fisticuffs. Rodney Southam and Devante Stephens were the...

Mascot stirs controversy

Nov 19, 2014 / 7:00 am

A Saskatchewan junior hockey team is under fire after unveiling a new mascot that critics are calling offensive to Middle Eastern people. Prince Albert Raiders spokeswoman Amber Pratt said the mascot's costume is based on the Western Hockey League team's original logo introduced in 1982...

Rockets streak ends at seven

Nov 19, 2014 / 5:00 am

The Victoria Royals continue to be a thorn in the side of the Kelowna Rockets. The Royals, who won all four games at Prospera Place a season ago, ended the Rockets current seven game winning streak with a 4-3 overtime win Tuesday in the provincial capital. Brandon Magee forced overtime with...

6,500 Grey Cup tickets left

Nov 18, 2014 / 1:28 pm

Grey Cup organizers were hoping for different outcomes in the CFL playoffs over the weekend, but they still believe the big game on Nov. 30 will be a sellout. Both the hometown B.C. Lions and Saskatchewan Roughriders — who have the most rabid fanbase in the league — were eliminated...

Rockets take opener in PG

Nov 14, 2014 / 5:00 am

Rourke Chartier and his Kelowna Rockets teammates have one thing in common. Both are red hot. Chartier scored two more goals Friday extending his goal streak to nine games as the Rockets doubled the Prince George Cougars 6-3 Friday in the first of back-to-back games in the northern BC...

Lions have shot at redemption

Nov 13, 2014 / 6:59 pm

The 2014 season hasn't quite gone the way the BC Lions envisioned. Key injuries and inconsistent play have been the main culprits in a roller-coaster campaign, but a fresh start in the CFL playoffs means the club has a shot at redemption. "It does not matter what happened in the...

World Cup warfare

Nov 13, 2014 / 6:48 am

Hours after a FIFA judge cleared Russia and Qatar of corruption in their winning World Cup bids, the American who led the investigation said Thursday he would appeal the decision to close the case because it was based on "materially incomplete and erroneous". In what appears to be an...

100 years of hockey hits Kelowna

Nov 12, 2014 / 4:12 pm

Hockey Canada's 100 Years of Hockey caravan has touched down in Kelowna. The display, which has been in the side parking lot at Prospera Place since Monday, leaves for Richmond Thursday morning. The exhibit commemorates Hockey Canada's 100 year anniversary and features everything from...

Ugly sweater boosts sales

Nov 12, 2014 / 7:48 am

With sales of Vancouver Canucks merchandise down dramatically, retailers say an unusual -- and ugly -- clothing item may make the save of the season. John Czvelka of Vancity Sports said while jersey sales in his store are down 70 per cent, the $69 ugly sweater honouring the West Coast team is...

Chartier lifts Rockets past Chiefs

Nov 11, 2014 / 10:30 pm

Rourke Chartier extended his goal scoring streak to eight games with two goals Tuesday leading the Kelowna Rockets to a 4-3 win in Spokane. It was the only Remembrance Day game on the Western Hockey League menu. Chartier, with a league leading 20 on the season, has 12 goals during that eight...

Qatar eyes winter Cup

Nov 11, 2014 / 10:22 am

With FIFA taking a 2022 summer World Cup off the table, Qatar's tournament head now agrees that a winter tournament would be ideal. And although FIFA's investigators are preparing to release the findings of a World Cup corruption probe, Hassan Al Thawadi dismissed any chance of Qatar...

BC golfer wins PGA event

Nov 9, 2014 / 2:43 pm

Abbotsford golfer Nick Taylor won the Sanderson Farms Championship in Jackson, Mississippi on Sunday, becoming the first Canadian to win a PGA Tour event in five years. He shot a six-under-par 66 in the final round to win by two shots over Americans Jason Bohn, Boo Weekly and John Rollins. In...

Golden Goulbourne lifts Rockets

Nov 8, 2014 / 9:45 pm

Tyrell Goulbourne returned from a one game suspension with a vengeance. Goulbourne scored three times and added an assist leading the Kelowna Rockets to a 5-0 shellacking of the visiting Vancouver Giants at Prospera Place. The 20-year-old forward was handed an automatic one-game suspension...

Rockets remain perfect at home

Nov 7, 2014 / 9:45 pm

The Kelowna Rockets continue to roll on home ice. The Rockets made it eight straight at Prospera Place Friday with a 4-2 win over the visiting Spokane Chiefs. Once again Rourke Chartier and Nick Merkley led the way offensively for the Rockets. Chartier had a pair of goals while Merkley had...

Jackson is 'clean as a Whistle'

Nov 7, 2014 / 8:00 am

Jordon who? The Kelowna Rockets have transitioned almost seamlessly from Jordon Cooke to Jackson Whistle. Cooke, the WHL's goaltender of the year in 2013-2014 graduated, leaving the Rockets netminder duties up to Whistle - who hasn't skipped a beat. On Thursday he was named the...

Rockets beat up on Royals

Nov 6, 2014 / 10:01 am

The Kelowna Rockets beat up on the Victoria Royals Wednesday night to remain undefeated on home ice at Prospera Place. The 5-1 victory extended the Rockets WHL-best record to 15-1-1-0, and the team now has a day off before continuing their three game home stand Friday night when the Spokane...

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