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Oshawa earns playoff spot

May 24, 2015 / 6:00 pm

Creating offence off faceoff plays is something the OHL Champion Oshawa Generals have frequented so far at the 2015 MasterCard Memorial Cup. Having a guy like Cole Cassels in the circle certainly doesn't hinder that endeavour. Cassels snapped back a faceoff win from the left of Zach Fucale...

Oshawa grind out cup win

May 23, 2015 / 7:00 pm

The 'Big Rig' gave further credence to the name on Saturday. Oshawa Generals forward Hunter Smith used his big 6'6" frame to put on a display of pure power to net the deciding goal in a 4-3 Generals victory over the Rimouski Océanic at the Colisée. Smith dumped...

Babcock to coach Leafs

May 20, 2015 / 3:00 pm

The Toronto Maple Leafs got their man - and they paid a hefty price to do so. Mike Babcock has landed in the centre of the hockey universe where he will coach the Leafs for the next eight years. Leafs president Brendan Shanahan made the news official Wednesday. While details were not...

Ottawa owner says thanks

May 18, 2015 / 2:30 pm

Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk is thanking the public for their support in what he calls the "biggest battle" of his life — his urgent public appeal for a liver transplant. Melnyk, 55, who has been battling health issues for months, was admitted to hospital three weeks ago...

Host a Falcon this summer

May 5, 2015 / 11:43 am

The Kelowna Falcons are looking for billet families for the upcoming baseball season. Players will arrive in early June and leave in mid-August. They will be on the road for 27 of those days. The team says it is an opportunity for families to welcome young college baseball players into their...

Vees best in West

May 3, 2015 / 6:56 am

Overtime hero Connor Chartier won the Penticton Vees their first Western Canada Cup championship as the Vees 4-3 beat the Portage Terries on Saturday. Chartier poked a loose puck over the goal-line after a Dakota Conroy shot squirted through the legs of the Terriers’ goaltender,...

Canucks staying the course

Apr 29, 2015 / 7:00 pm

After making a return to the playoffs, the Vancouver Canucks don't plan on taking a step backwards. But the club's brain trust says it's also aware of the need to continue injecting youth into an aging roster as it attempts to negotiate the tricky route of developing players while at...

Burrows taken to hospital

Apr 21, 2015 / 3:20 pm

A scary situation in Calgary Tuesday when Vancouver Canucks forward Alex Burrows was seen taken by stretcher to a waiting ambulance at the Scotiabank Saddledome. Reporters at the arena said Burrows left practice early and skated directly to the Canucks dressing room followed by the team's...

2015 Boston Marathon

Apr 20, 2015 / 12:20 pm

Lelisa Desisa won his first Boston Marathon in 2013. He didn't have much time to celebrate. A few hours after Desisa broke the tape on Boylston Street on Patriots' Day, two bombs near the finish line turned what should be the pinnacle of any distance runner's career into an...

Could McDavid save Oilers?

Apr 19, 2015 / 8:00 am

Edmonton Oilers general manager Craig MacTavish gripped his iPad in his hands with his palms sweating as deputy commissioner Bill Daly opened 11 envelopes without finding a winner for the NHL draft lottery. When Daly pulled out the gold card with the oil drop logo on it, MacTavish knew picking...

Flames fall in Game 2

Apr 18, 2015 / 9:19 am

The Calgary Flames are heading home battered and bruised, but feeling positive about splitting the first two games of their Western Conference quarter-final with Vancouver. Despite being outclassed for most of Game 2 on Friday night in a lopsided 4-1 Canucks victory that tied the series at a...

Touch rugby for kids

Apr 8, 2015 / 2:00 pm

A new touch sevens rugby league for kids is set to launch this month in Kelowna. Touch sevens is the non-contact version of rugby sevens, which is being introduced as a new Olympic sport in 2016 in Rio de Janeiro. The game will be offered to 10-12 year old boys and girls, beginning April...

Canada solid at Whistler Cup

Apr 5, 2015 / 7:45 am

Catherine Dufresne of Montreal won the bronze medal in the women's giant slalom under warm and sticky snow conditions at the Whistler Cup alpine skiing competition on Saturday. Nikola Bubakova of the Czech Republic won the women's GS with a two-run combined time of one minute 53.47...

96,000 fans miss baseball

Apr 4, 2015 / 4:15 pm

It was mission accomplished for Montreal baseball advocates as over 96,000 fans came out for two Toronto Blue Jays exhibition games at Olympic Stadium. On Friday, 46,314 people watched the Blue Jays lose 2-0 to the Cincinnati Reds. On Saturday afternoon, more than 50,000 people showed up as the...

Swimmer breaks record

Mar 23, 2015 / 4:30 pm

A Kelowna swimmer has swam away with some major college hardware at the 2015 NCAA Women's Swimming and Diving Championships. Kierra Smith is a graduate of Immaculata Regional High School and currently a junior at the University of Minnesota. She was crowned as national champion this past...

May the best curlers win

Mar 18, 2015 / 8:20 pm

The best curlers throughout B.C. will compete for the remaining provincial title of the season over the next four days. The eight teams participating in the AMJ Campbell BC mixed provincial curling championships include silver medalists from men's, women's, senior men's and junior...

Coyotes open regular season

Mar 18, 2015 / 11:47 am

The Okanagan College Coyotes baseball team hosts the University of Calgary Dinos and Prairie Baseball Academy Dawgs this weekend. The Coyotes kick off the 2015 Canadian College Baseball Conference regular season, Friday, 6 p.m., versus UofC, at Elks Stadium. "We are excited to start...

Athlete tops in tramp

Mar 18, 2015 / 10:53 am

A Kelowna trampoline athlete was deemed best in Canada last weekend. Danielle Gruber, 16, of DEKA Trampoline in Kelowna, earned the lofty mantle during competition at Tournament Capital Centre in Kamloops. The event attracted Olympians and world champion athletes from across the country. The...

Swimming to second place

Mar 15, 2015 / 2:00 pm

A swim club from the South Okanagan has really made a name for itself. The KISU swim club from Penticton took to the water with a vengeance at the AAA Provincial Championships in Surrey earlier this month. Their 22 swimmers came away with 38 medals, including 12 gold. There were 53 swim clubs...

Knights win championship

Mar 15, 2015 / 12:45 pm

It was a battle of two Kelowna schools in the final of the 2015 BC High School Boys 1A basketball championships. But in the end, the Kelowna Christian Knights came away victorious with a 59-46 win over the Immaculata Mustangs Saturday night at the Langley Events Centre. “Our theme for...

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