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Rockets streak ends at 10

Oct 19, 2014 / 5:00 am

The Kelowna Rockets knew their winning streak would eventually come to an end. Eventually was Saturday night in Tri-City. The Ams scored three unanswered goals in the third period to snap a 2-2 tie and skate away with a 5-2 victory. The Rockets, who extended their franchise record start to...

Rockets roll to 10th straight

Oct 17, 2014 / 10:00 pm

Jake Morrissey erased the sour taste of his first Western Hockey League start. The Kelowna Rockets 17-year-old rookie netminder turned aside 26 shots and earned first star honours Friday leading his team to a 3-2 victory in Spokane. Just two weeks ago Morrissey lasted just 2:40 before he was...

Subway orders Bowey, Baillie

Oct 16, 2014 / 12:15 pm

Two members of the Kelowna Rockets have been named to the Western Hockey League squad for this year's Subway Super Series. Rockets defenceman Madison Bowey and forward Tyson Baillie were both named to the squad which will take on the touring Russian squad Nov 10 in Saskatoon and the...

Rockets streak grows to 9

Oct 15, 2014 / 11:00 pm

It seems nothing can top the Kelowna Rockets. Slow start...no problem. Mid game letdown...no problem. The Rockets improved their improbably start to the season to 9-0-0-0 Wednesday kicking off a three game road trip with a 6-4 win in Kamloops. Rourke Chartier and Austin Glover each scored...

Rockets comeback for win #8

Oct 12, 2014 / 5:00 am

For more than 56 minutes it looked like the Kelowna Rockets first defeat of the 2014-2015 season would come at the hands of the lowly Lethbridge Hurricanes. Then, in the blink - or two - of an eye, all thought of an upset were dashed. Madison Bowey and Justin Kirkland scored 14 seconds apart...

Rockets move Rigby to Broncos

Oct 10, 2014 / 2:15 pm

The Kelowna Rockets have solved their overage problem. The Rockets Friday announced they have traded 20-year-old forward Carter Rigby to the Swift Current Broncos. In exchange, the Rockets receive the Broncos third round Bantam draft pick in 2016. With the return of Tyrell Goulbourne from...

Rockets chalk up lucky number 7

Oct 7, 2014 / 10:00 pm

The Kelowna Rockets took advantage of a road weary bunch from Swift Current to keep their perfect start intact. The Rockets were dominant at both ends of the ice over the first 40 minutes beating the visiting Broncos 4-0 before 4,503 fans at Prospera Place. Photo: Wayne Moore -...

Rocket earns player of the wk

Oct 6, 2014 / 1:46 pm

Kelowna Rockets captain, Madison Bowey, has been named the Denny's Western Hockey League's Player of the Week. Bowey, who recently returned from the training camp of the Washington Capitals, had two goals and six assists and was a plus seven in three games last week. The 19-year-old...

Rockets perfect, clip T-Birds

Oct 4, 2014 / 11:00 pm

Jake Morrissey may want to forget his first start in the Western Hockey League. The 17-year-old Kelowna Rockets rookie goaltender was pulled after allowing two goals in just 2:40 Saturday. Jackson Whistle went the rest of the way in relief, allowing just two more goals as the Rockets...

High flying Rockets erase Tips

Oct 4, 2014 / 9:00 am

Cole Linaker scored his first of the season 24 seconds into overtime leading the Kelowna Rockets to a 5-4 victory over the Everett Silvertips Friday in the Washington city. Tyson Baillie with a pair, Austin Glover and Nick Merkley also scored for the Rockets who improved their record to a...

Rockets power past Giants

Oct 2, 2014 / 9:00 am

Three's were wild for the Kelowna Rockets Wednesday night. The Rockets erased a three goal deficit with three shorthanded and three power-play goals in a thrilling 7-6 win over the Vancouver Giants before more than 5,100 exhausted fans at Prospera Place. The Giants jumped out to a quick...

Rocket juggernaut gets Giant test

Oct 1, 2014 / 5:00 am

The high flying Kelowna Rockets - the Rockets with 21 goals in the plus column through three games - look to keep the good times rolling against the Vancouver Giants Wednesday at Prospera Place. The Rockets have put up six, seven and eight goals respectively in wins over Kamloops and Prince...

Rockets unleash power in PG

Sep 27, 2014 / 10:00 pm

The Kelowna Rockets offensive juggernaut rolled through Prince George this weekend. The Rockets pounded the Cougars 8-2 Saturday giving them 15 during the two game sweep in PG and 21 in three regular season games. Riley Stadel and Rourke Chartier both scored twice while captain Madison Bowey,...

Rockets grab first of 2 in PG

Sep 26, 2014 / 11:00 pm

The Kelowna Rockets scored five times in a little more than seven minutes Friday in a 7-2 triumph over the home town Prince George Cougars. It was the home opener for the Cougars and the first of back-to-back games between the two teams in the northern BC city. Justin Kirkland, Tyson Baillie...

Scouts watch Rockets trio

Sep 25, 2014 / 3:42 pm

Three members of the Kelowna Rockets have been identified by NHL Central Scouting as players to watch in the 2015 NHL Entry draft. Second-year players Nick Merkley and Joe Gatenby along with European rookie Tomas Soustal have all been named on NHL Central Scouting's initial list of...

Rockets back from NHL camps

Sep 23, 2014 / 2:44 pm

The Kelowna Rockets are getting closer to icing their full line-up with the arrival of two more players from NHL training camps. Forward Justin Kirkland (Nashville) and defenceman Mitch Wheaton (Detroit) have both been sent back to the Rockets after taking part in the early part of main...

Rockets raise banner, expectations

Sep 20, 2014 / 10:15 pm

Dan Lambert has his first win out of the way. The new head coach of the Kelowna Rockets did what his predecessor was unable to do - he won his first game behind the bench. It was one of the only things Ryan Huska was not able to accomplish during his time with the Rocket s. Lambert, named...

New coach ready for challenge

Sep 19, 2014 / 1:23 pm

To say Dan Lambert has some big shoes to fill is to say the Pacific Ocean holds a bit of water. Lambert, entering his sixth year with the Kelowna Rockets is taking over the helm after former head coach Ryan Huska left for the American Hockey League. Over his seven seasons as head coach...

Rockets struggle to fill building

Sep 17, 2014 / 2:52 pm

Oh, for the return of the good old days. For years you couldn't find a ticket for a Kelowna Rockets game at Prospera Place - now, the Western Hockey League club has to get creative in order to sellout the building. The Rockets ran an impressive streak post Memorial Cup where they sold out...

Glenn ends Lions' TD drought

Sep 14, 2014 / 6:33 am

Kevin Glenn ended the B.C. Lions' touchdown drought in fine fashion. Glenn threw for 261 yards and two TDs as the Lions downed the Winnipeg Blue Bombers 26-9 on Saturday night at B.C. Place Stadium. "It feels a lot better coming out of the game scoring touchdowns than not scoring...

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