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WHL News

Lassi inks in Ottawa

Jul 15, 2019 / 6:45 pm

Good news for the Kelowna Rockets in their hope of retaining defenceman Lassi Thomson next season. The Finnish product signed a three-year entry-level contract...

Fiddler on the bench

Jul 3, 2019 / 9:42 am

The Kelowna Rockets have brought in a familiar face to round out their coaching staff. Vernon Fiddler, who played 152 games over parts of four seasons for the...

New look to Rockets sked

Jun 27, 2019 / 8:00 pm

There are some new twists to the Kelowna Rockets 2019-2020 Western Hockey League schedule. They have abandoned the traditional home opener with Kamloops, and...

Historic draft for Rockets

Jun 27, 2019 / 12:34 pm

The Kelowna Rockets made history of sorts during Thursday's CHL import draft, dipping for the first time into the Russian hockey market. With their second...

Rocket lands NHL deal

Jun 25, 2019 / 2:08 pm

The Tampa Bay Lightning didn't waste any time getting Nolan Foote's name on a contract. The Lightning, who selected Foote with the 27th pick in...

Rockets get new visitor

Jun 24, 2019 / 8:20 pm

For the first time in nearly a decade, the Kamloops Blazers will not provide the opposition when the Kelowna Rockets open a new Western Hockey League season....

Draft finds Thomson, Foote

Jun 21, 2019 / 8:15 pm

UPDATE 8:15 p.m. The career hockey paths of brothers Cal and Nolan Foote continue to align. In 2013, the Kelowna Rockets selected defenceman Cal in the second...

Foote invited to camp

Jun 20, 2019 / 6:08 am

Kelowna Rockets forward Nolan Foote is on Team Canada's radar for the upcoming 2020 World Junior Hockey Championships. Foote is one of 43 players invited to...

Status quo for WHL

Jun 13, 2019 / 5:00 am

For the second year in a row, don't expect any rule changes in the Western Hockey League. In fact, the biggest news to come out of the league's annual...

Rockets pre-season sked

Jun 12, 2019 / 8:30 pm

Fans of the Kelowna Rockets will get three early close-up looks at the 2020 Memorial Cup hosts. The Rockets will play three of their five pre-season games at...

Basran a top prospect

Jun 4, 2019 / 11:17 am

Kelowna Rockets goaltender Roman Basran will be in Calgary this weekend, taking part in Hockey Canada's Program of Excellence goaltending camp. Each year,...

Rockets ink defenceman

May 14, 2019 / 3:01 pm

The Kelowna Rockets have inked college defenceman Sean Comrie to a WHL contract. The Rockets acquired Cormie with the first of several moves at the bantam...

Lassi on the move?

May 3, 2019 / 9:58 am

Some cold water has been tossed on what was otherwise a positive day for the Kelowna Rockets at the Western Hockey League bantam draft, Thursday. After securing...

Rockets launch draft deal

May 2, 2019 / 12:30 pm

UPDATE: 12:30 Kelowna Rockets president and GM Bruce Hamilton was busy Thursday, swinging four deals with an eye on now, and the future. Hamilton dealt the...

All quiet on the Rocket front

May 1, 2019 / 12:00 pm

It's extremely quiet in Rocketville ahead of Thursday's bantam draft. President and GM Bruce Hamilton and head scout Lorne Frey are in Red Deer for the...

Rockets ready to deal

Apr 24, 2019 / 7:00 pm

Kelowna Rockets president and GM Bruce Hamilton will be a very busy man in the coming days. With just a week until the WHL's annual bantam draft, Hamilton...

Ass't coach inks new deal

Apr 24, 2019 / 11:38 am

Kris Mallette will remain behind the Kelowna Rockets bench for at least the next two years. The Rockets announced Wednesday the club has resigned assistant...

Korczak off to worlds

Apr 17, 2019 / 8:00 pm

Kelowna Rockets defenceman Kaeden Korczak will compete at the Under-18 World Hockey Championships in Örnsköldsvik and Umeå, Sweden. The...

Lassi tops Rocket hopefuls

Apr 15, 2019 / 8:15 pm

Defenceman Lassi Thomson should hear his name called somewhere during the first round of this June's NHL entry draft in Vancouver. Thomson is listed 15th by...

Brown gets national call

Apr 4, 2019 / 8:30 pm

Kelowna Rockets goaltending coach Adam Brown will join the Team Canada coaching staff for the Under-18 World Championships. Brown will serve as the team's...

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