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Fans amped as puck drops on Blazers' Memorial Cup season

Fans amped as puck drops on Blazers' Memorial Cup season

Sep 24, 2022 / 4:00 am

The puck dropped Friday for the Kamloops Blazers' first game of the WHL season and fans say they're expecting a big year at Sandman Centre. Aria...

Blazers held scoreless on opening night, fall 3-0 to Portland

Blazers held scoreless on opening night, fall 3-0 to Portland

Sep 23, 2022 / 9:59 pm

UPDATE: 9:59 p.m. Despite some good chances late in the third period, the Kamloops Blazers were held scoreless Friday at Sandman Centre, shut out 3-0 by the...

Kelowna Rockets enter a new season with growing expectations

Kelowna Rockets enter a new season with growing expectations

Sep 22, 2022 / 3:25 pm

The Kelowna Rockets won't be sneaking up on anyone this coming Western Hockey League season. The Rockets, with a young nucleus of talent, surpassed...

Two members of the Kelowna Rockets have returned from NHL rookie camps

Two members of the Kelowna Rockets have returned from NHL rookie camps

Sep 20, 2022 / 8:00 pm

The Kelowna Rockets will have two familiar faces back on the ice in time for the start of the WHL's regular season. Goaltender Jari Kykkanen and defenceman...

Blazers head into Memorial Cup season ranked fifth in Canada

Blazers head into Memorial Cup season ranked fifth in Canada

Sep 20, 2022 / 12:03 pm

When the puck drops on the Kamloops Blazers’ monumental season on Friday at Sandman Centre, the Blue and Orange will take to the ice with a big target on...

Kelowna Rockets improved to 3-1 in the preseason, beating Vancouver 7-3 Friday

Kelowna Rockets improved to 3-1 in the preseason, beating Vancouver 7-3 Friday

Sep 16, 2022 / 10:00 pm

The Kelowna Rockets built up a 4-0 second period lead, and cruised to a 7-3 preseason victory over the Vancouver Giants Friday at Prospera Place. The Rockets...

Blazers hoping to build on last years success

Blazers hoping to build on last years success

Sep 16, 2022 / 4:00 am

The puck is just about ready to drop on a monumental season on Mark Recchi Way, and the Kamloops Blazers say they are looking to build off last season’s...

Rockets score three unanswered third period goals in come-from-behind win over Victoria

Rockets score three unanswered third period goals in come-from-behind win over Victoria

Sep 13, 2022 / 9:30 pm

Jake Poole scored back-to-back goals in the third period including the game winner Tuesday lifting the Kelowna Rockets to a 5-3 come-from-behind win over the...

Kelowna Rockets take on Victoria Royals tonight

Kelowna Rockets take on Victoria Royals tonight

Kelowna Sep 13, 2022 / 12:50 pm

The Kelowna Rockets preseason continues tonight. Prospera Place will host the Rockets as they take on the visiting Victoria Royals ahead of the 2022-23 regular...

Four current Kelowna Rockets to head to NHL camps

Four current Kelowna Rockets to head to NHL camps

Sep 12, 2022 / 7:00 pm

Four current Kelowna Rockets players will attend National Hockey League rookie camps later this week. Netminder Talyn Boyko (New York Rangers) and forward...

Kamloops scored on the the only shot of overtime in a 6-5 pre season win over the Rockets

Kamloops scored on the the only shot of overtime in a 6-5 pre season win over the Rockets

Sep 10, 2022 / 10:45 pm

The Kamloops Blazers came back from one and two goal deficits Saturday to register a 6-5 pre season win over the Kelowna Rockets in their 2022-2023 Prospera...

Rockets Rockets kicked off the pre season schedule with a win in Kamloops

Rockets Rockets kicked off the pre season schedule with a win in Kamloops

Sep 9, 2022 / 9:45 pm

The Kelowna Rockets are expecting big things from second-year forward Andrew Cristall this season. The presumptive first round 2023 NHL draft choice was in...

Kelowna Rockets open training camp with a veteran-laden lineup

Kelowna Rockets open training camp with a veteran-laden lineup

Sep 7, 2022 / 4:00 am

Are the Kelowna Rocket ready to take the next step? That's a question that will be answered in the coming weeks as the Western Hockey League team gets set...

Blazers ship Lindgren to Red Deer in exchange for 19-year-old Masters

Blazers ship Lindgren to Red Deer in exchange for 19-year-old Masters

Aug 29, 2022 / 10:41 am

The Kamloops Blazers have swapped defencemen with the Red Deer Rebels, sending Mats Lindgren east in exchange 19-year-old for Kyle Masters. Both Lindgren and...

Kelowna Rocket forward Gabriel Szturc plays key role for Czechia at World Juniors

Kelowna Rocket forward Gabriel Szturc plays key role for Czechia at World Juniors

Aug 22, 2022 / 9:00 pm

Kelowna Rockets forward Gabriel Szturc, playing for Czechia, finished just outside the medals at the 2022 IIHF World Junior Championship in Edmonton on...

Stankoven, Garand to wear Maple Leaf as Canada opens rescheduled World Junior Championship

Stankoven, Garand to wear Maple Leaf as Canada opens rescheduled World Junior Championship

Aug 9, 2022 / 10:22 am

A pair of Kamloops Blazers will don the Maple Leaf on Wednesday as Canada begins pool play at the 2022 World Junior Hockey Championship in Edmonton. Forward...

2 Rockets win gold at Hlinka Gretzky Cup

2 Rockets win gold at Hlinka Gretzky Cup

Aug 6, 2022 / 7:54 pm

Kelowna Rockets forward Andrew Cristall and defenceman Caden Price have won gold with team Canada at the 2022 Hlinka Gretzky Cup after a 4-1 win over Sweden in...

Kelowna native signs NHL entry-level contract with Chicago

Kelowna native signs NHL entry-level contract with Chicago

Aug 4, 2022 / 8:00 pm

Jalen Luypen's star is on the rise. The Kelowna native, who was passed over by the top teams throughout minor hockey, has signed his first NHL contract. The...

Kelowna Rockets return to a normal training camp regimen

Kelowna Rockets return to a normal training camp regimen

Aug 3, 2022 / 9:00 pm

For the first time since 2019, the Kelowna Rockets will hold a complete training camp schedule. The schedule will include a full rookie camp followed by a main...

Michal Gut will use special designed sticks at world junior's to support Pavel Novak's battle with cancer

Michal Gut will use special designed sticks at world junior's to support Pavel Novak's battle with cancer

Aug 2, 2022 / 6:08 pm

Czechia forward Pavel Novak may not physically be in Edmonton at the World Junior Hockey Championships, but teammate Michal Gut will make sure he is in spirit....

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