WHL News

Rockets snap 4-game skid

Nov 17, 2018 / 8:30 pm

Nolan Foote had a three-point night and Roman Basran came up big in the third period, leading the Kelowna Rockets to a 3-1 victory over the Edmonton Oil Kings...

Rockets road woes linger

Nov 16, 2018 / 10:30 pm

The Kelowna Rockets have lost most of the ground they made up after Adam Foote took over as head coach of the struggling WHL squad. After running up four wins...

World jr tickets next Thurs

Nov 16, 2018 / 3:03 pm

Hockey fans in the Okanagan will be able to purchase tickets starting next Thursday for the world junior pre-tournament game between Russia and Sweden at...

Late goals sink Rockets

Nov 14, 2018 / 9:50 pm

The Prince George Cougars snatched victory from the jaws of defeat Wednesday. The Cougars forced overtime in the dying moments of regulation time, then got the...

Kelowna hosts world jr. tilt

Nov 14, 2018 / 3:00 pm

Kelowna has been tabbed to host a pre-tournament game leading up to the 2019 World Junior Hockey Championships. Russia and Sweden will face off Dec. 18 at...

Rockets 0 for Portland

Nov 11, 2018 / 8:40 pm

The Kelowna Rockets rolled into back-to-back games in Portland riding a four-game winning streak. They left the Rose City losers of two in a row. Penticton...

Rockets streak ends at 4

Nov 10, 2018 / 11:00 pm

It had to come sometime - that time was Saturday. The Kelowna Rockets suffered their first loss since Adam Foote took over behind the bench nearly three weeks...

Rockets roll past T-Birds

Nov 9, 2018 / 10:20 pm

The Kelowna Rockets continue to roll under new head coach Adam Foote. The Rockets improved to 4-0 since Foote took over with a 3-1 victory over the Seattle...

Rockets' 10-day odyssey

Nov 9, 2018 / 2:32 pm

The Kelowna Rockets are on their longest road trip of the season. The Rockets left Thursday on a 10-day sojourn that will take them through Washington state,...

Team Canada takes lead

Nov 6, 2018 / 2:22 pm

Team WHL faces off in Game 2 tonight of the 2018 CIBC Canada-Russia Series. The WHL squad, which includes Kelowna Rockets assistant captain Nolan Foote, beat...

Rockets get winner late

Nov 3, 2018 / 10:00 pm

Kyle Topping tapped home a loose puck in the crease with 70 seconds left in regulation time, as the Kelowna Rockets edged the Brandon Wheat Kings 4-3 Saturday...

Rockets soar in OT

Oct 27, 2018 / 10:00 pm

Nolan Foote's return to the Kelowna Rockets lineup couldn't have been more timely. Foote, who missed the last two games with an upper body injury...

Foote victorious in debut

Oct 23, 2018 / 10:00 pm

The Kelowna Rockets finally got the monkey off their back. The Rockets won for the first time on home ice, and made a winner of Adam Foote in his head coaching...

Foote up to the challenge

Oct 23, 2018 / 1:17 pm

The Kelowna Rockets dipped back into the NHL talent pool for their new head coach. Adam Foote, who carved out a 19-year NHL career and won two Stanley Cups,...

Rockets fire head coach

Oct 22, 2018 / 5:00 pm

UPDATE: 5 p.m. Kelowna Rockets president and GM Bruce Hamilton says Monday's firing of head coach Jason Smith wasn't something he did on the spur of the...

Rockets run out of steam

Oct 21, 2018 / 8:25 pm

The Kelowna Rockets were unable to successfully run the gauntlet. After back-to-back wins over the number two team in the BC Division, the Victoria Royals, the...

Rockets sweep Royals

Oct 20, 2018 / 11:00 pm

For the first time this season, the Kelowna Rockets are riding a winning streak. The Rockets completed a weekend sweep of the Victoria Royals Saturday, winning...

Rockets lay 8 on Royals

Oct 19, 2018 / 10:45 pm

The Kelowna Rockets made life miserable for rookie goaltender Brock Gould. The Rockets exploded for a season-high eight goals, six on the 17-year-old rookie, in...

Smith to assist WHL stars

Oct 16, 2018 / 5:21 pm

Kelowna Rockets head coach Jason Smith will be pulling double duty when the Western Hockey League faces off against Russia in the annual CIBC series. Smith has...

Rockets squander late lead

Oct 14, 2018 / 5:00 am

The Kelowna Rockets achilles' heel came back to bite at the worst possible moment Saturday. Just second after giving up the game tying goal with less than...