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Skate Canada leaders

Oct 31, 2014 / 8:20 pm

On the heels of a pressure-cooker Sochi Olympic campaign, Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford set a simple goal for this season — to enjoy skating, and not focus on winning. The joy was there Friday for Canada's pairs team. And a victory came with it. The two-time world bronze...

Rockets blank struggling Hawks

Oct 30, 2014 / 10:00 pm

The Kelowna Rockets got some semblance of revenge over a team that has knocked them out of the playoffs three of the last four seasons. Justin Kirkland and Austin Glover both had three point nights and Jackson Whistle earned his third shutout of the season in a 5-0 win over the Portland...

Giants win World Series

Oct 29, 2014 / 8:40 pm

Madison Bumgarner pitched five innings of near-perfect relief and the San Francisco Giants held off the Kansas City Royals 3-2 Wednesday night in Game 7 of the World Series for their third championship in five seasons. With both starters chased early, this became a matchup of bullpens. And no...

Crash kills Cardinals' outfielder

Oct 26, 2014 / 7:37 pm

St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Oscar Taveras died Sunday in a car accident in his native Dominican Republic. The crash happened on a highway between the beaches of Sosua and Cabarete in Puerto Plata, about 215 miles north of the capital of Santo Domingo. "I spoke to the mayor of Sosua,...

Whistle backstops Rockets win

Oct 25, 2014 / 10:00 pm

(Penalty shot video) Any concern among Kelowna Rocket fans that Jackson Whistle wasn't up to the challenge of being a number one goaltender in the Western Hockey League were emphatically put to rest Saturday. Whistle made half a dozen spectacular saves while Nick Merkley had a goal and...

Rockets bounce back

Oct 22, 2014 / 10:00 pm

The Kelowna Rockets avenged their only loss of the young Western Hockey League season Wednesday with a convincing 4-0 win over the visiting Tri-City Americans. Tri-City halted the Rockets 10 game season opening winning streak 5-2 this past Saturday. Photo: Wayne Moore -...

Rockets raise funds for cancer

Oct 22, 2014 / 12:53 pm

Wednesday night's Kelowna Rockets game against the Tri-City Americans is the Rockets annual fundraiser for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. Rockets players will wear one-of-a-kind pink jersey's that will be auctioned off by West Coast Authentics. The Canadian Breast Cancer...

Leafs-Sens game postponed

Oct 22, 2014 / 11:32 am

Tonight's NHL game between the Ottawa Senators and the Toronto Maple Leafs has been postponed following the shootings on Parliament Hill. The NHL says the date and time of the rescheduled game will be announced at a later date. A gunman opened fire this morning, wounding a soldier at the...

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 problem. Mid game 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...

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