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Kelowna Rockets and Vancouver Giants renew acquaintances this weekend

Kelowna Rockets and Vancouver Giants renew acquaintances this weekend

Jan 27, 2023 / 4:02 pm

Seems the Kelowna Rockets and Vancouver Giants can't get enough of each other these days. Fresh off splitting a home-and-home series last weekend, the clubs...

Kelowna Rocket forward Andrew Cristall will miss this week's Top Prospects game

Kelowna Rocket forward Andrew Cristall will miss this week's Top Prospects game

Jan 23, 2023 / 4:48 pm

An injury will keep Kelowna Rockets forward Andrew Cristall out of this week's Top Prospects game in Langley. Cristall, listed as day-to-day on the injury...

Rockets fall to 2-11 since Christmas following lacklustre loss to Victoria

Rockets fall to 2-11 since Christmas following lacklustre loss to Victoria

Jan 22, 2023 / 7:00 pm

The Kelowna Rockets continue to tumble down the Western Conference standings. Sunday, the Rockets saw their post-Christmas record fall to 2-11 in an uninspiring...

Rockets dropped their eighth in nine games at home Saturday

Rockets dropped their eighth in nine games at home Saturday

Jan 21, 2023 / 10:30 pm

Turnovers. They're great after dinner but not so much on the giving end of a hockey game. The Vancouver Giants scored three times directly off Rockets'...

Stankoven nets hat trick as Blazers come back to beat Americans in OT

Stankoven nets hat trick as Blazers come back to beat Americans in OT

Jan 21, 2023 / 9:50 pm

Logan Stankoven’s hat trick goal in overtime capped a wild comeback Saturday at Sandman Centre as the Kamloops Blazers beat the Tri-City Americans 6-5....

Rockets snap four game skid with important win over Vancouver Giants

Rockets snap four game skid with important win over Vancouver Giants

Jan 20, 2023 / 10:30 pm

The Kelowna Rockets snapped a four game losing streak and, in the process kept the surging Victoria Royals at bay. Carson Golder scored twice in his return to...

Blazers give up seven unanswered, lose 8-2 to Americans

Blazers give up seven unanswered, lose 8-2 to Americans

Jan 20, 2023 / 9:37 pm

The Kamloops Blazers surrendered seven unanswered goals in the final two periods on Friday at Sandman Centre en route to a lopsided 8-2 loss to the Tri-City...

Czechia forward named new Rocket captain

Czechia forward named new Rocket captain

Jan 19, 2023 / 1:45 pm

Gabriel Szturc is the new captain of the Kelowna Rockets Szturc replaces Colton Dach, who was dealt to the Seattle Thunderbirds earlier this month. The...

Kelowna Rockets grasp on the final Western Conference playoff spot has shrunk to a single point

Kelowna Rockets grasp on the final Western Conference playoff spot has shrunk to a single point

Jan 14, 2023 / 9:45 pm

There's still two-and-a-half months and 29 games left in the Western Hockey League's regular season. But, the Kelowna Rockets who are treading water at...

Hofer scores twice as Blazers earn convincing win over cellar-dwelling Chiefs

Hofer scores twice as Blazers earn convincing win over cellar-dwelling Chiefs

Jan 14, 2023 / 9:39 pm

Ryan Hofer scored twice and Logan Stankoven had three assists Saturday, pacing the Kamloops Blazers in a 5-2 win over the Spokane Chiefs in front of a sellout...

Kelowna Rockets were shut out for the second straight game

Kelowna Rockets were shut out for the second straight game

Jan 13, 2023 / 10:40 pm

Whether it's gripping the sticks too tight, a lack of confidence, none of those or all the above, the Kelowna Rockets are finding it tough to score goals of...

Newcomers Zellweger, Hofer help out in 6-3 Blazers win over 'Tips

Newcomers Zellweger, Hofer help out in 6-3 Blazers win over 'Tips

Jan 13, 2023 / 9:44 pm

Olen Zellweger and Ryan Hofer both scored goals against their former team Friday as the Kamloops Blazers quelled an Everett Silvertips comeback en route to a...

Three members of the Kelowna Rockets are among those listed in the latest NHL Central Scouting rankings

Three members of the Kelowna Rockets are among those listed in the latest NHL Central Scouting rankings

Jan 13, 2023 / 7:00 pm

Three members of the Kelowna Rockets could hear their names called from the NHL draft floor in Nashville, Tenn. next June Forwards Andrew Cristall and Gabriel...

Top line combines for 11 points as Blazers double up on Giants

Top line combines for 11 points as Blazers double up on Giants

Jan 11, 2023 / 9:42 pm

The Kamloops Blazers top line combined for 11 points on Wednesday at Sandman Centre in a 6-3 win over the Vancouver Giants. Caedan Bankier, Logan Stankoven,...

Kelowna defenceman Noah Dorey has been removed from the team's active roster

Kelowna defenceman Noah Dorey has been removed from the team's active roster

Jan 11, 2023 / 4:00 am

Noah Dorey's days as a Kelowna Rocket are over. The 19-year-old defenceman has been removed from the team's active roster. In a statement released...

Ty Young stopped all 30 shots he faced leading the Cougars past the Rockets 3-0

Ty Young stopped all 30 shots he faced leading the Cougars past the Rockets 3-0

Jan 10, 2023 / 10:00 pm

A total disconnect. That's how Kelowna Rockets head coach Kris Mallette described his team following a lacklustre 3-0 home ice loss to the Prince George...

Kelowna Rockets get a player and two picks in a deal with the Brandon Wheat Kings

Kelowna Rockets get a player and two picks in a deal with the Brandon Wheat Kings

Jan 10, 2023 / 2:30 pm

UPDATE 2:30 p.m. The Western Hockey League trade deadline has come and gone with no significant activity near the 2 p.m. Pacific time cutoff. The Kelowna...

Kelowna Rockets deal defenceman Jackson Romeril to Tri-City

Kelowna Rockets deal defenceman Jackson Romeril to Tri-City

Jan 9, 2023 / 8:00 pm

The Kelowna Rockets have alleviated the logjam on the blueline. Faced with a surplus of defenceman after acquiring Ethan Mittlesteadt in the Colton Dach deal...

Kelowna Rockets prospect featured in WHL 'Road to the Draft' documentary

Kelowna Rockets prospect featured in WHL 'Road to the Draft' documentary

Jan 9, 2023 / 4:00 am

Andrew Cristall will take centre stage in a six-part series featuring Western Hockey League players on the road to the NHL draft. The Kelowna Rockets forward,...

Blazers acquire Olen Zellweger, Ryan Hofer in WHL blockbuster

Blazers acquire Olen Zellweger, Ryan Hofer in WHL blockbuster

Kamloops Jan 8, 2023 / 7:27 pm

The Kamloops Blazers have announced a big trade on Sunday night. The Blazers have acquired 19-year-old defenceman Olen Zellweger and 20-year-old forward Ryan...

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