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WHL News

Chiefs win WHL lottery

Jun 2, 2021 / 8:00 pm

The Kelowna Rockets were nothing more than interested bystanders during the Western Hockey League draft lottery. The lottery, held Wednesday morning, determined...

Fiddler leaves Rocket post

Jun 1, 2021 / 4:28 pm

Vern Fiddler will not be behind the bench when the Kelowna Rockets open the 2021-2022 Western Hockey League season. The club announced Tuesday Fiddler will not...

Blazers trio ranked for draft

May 27, 2021 / 2:53 pm

Three forwards for the Kamloops Blazers made the NHL Central Scouting rankings. Assistant captain Logan Stankoven is ranked at 31, Caedan Bankier at 102, and...

Blazers GM leaving club

May 25, 2021 / 10:33 am

Fresh off back-to-back WHL B.C. Division titles, Kamloops Blazers general manager Matt Bardsley announced his surprise resignation from the club on Tuesday,...

Blazers earn WHL honours

May 18, 2021 / 8:18 am

The strange, pandemic-shortened Western Hockey League bubble season is over, but two Kamloops Blazers are still collecting accolades. Blazers forward Josh...

Rockets close out on a win

May 12, 2021 / 10:00 pm

The WHL's abbreviated BC Division season concluded where, and how it started Wednesday night - at Prospera Place with the Kelowna Rockets victorious over...

Blazers finish bubble on top

May 12, 2021 / 9:56 pm

Four different players scored Wednesday as the Kamloops Blazers closed out their strange, pandemic-shortened bubble WHL season with a 4-0 win over the Prince...

Blazers lay 10 on Rockets

May 10, 2021 / 10:15 pm

It's just as well fans weren't allowed inside Prospera Place Monday, because they wouldn't have liked what they saw. The Kamloops Blazers rolled...

Four Blazers earn honours

May 10, 2021 / 6:00 pm

Four of the six players named to the most recent WHL B.C. Team of the Week are Kamloops Blazers. Forwards Matthew Seminoff and Fraser Minten and defencemen Mats...

Rockets back in win column

May 9, 2021 / 8:30 pm

The Kelowna Rockets got off to a great start, then rode the hot hand of goaltender Cole Schwebius in a 2-1 victory Sunday over the Prince George Cougars. The...

Blazers win, clinch division

May 8, 2021 / 9:55 pm

The Kamloops Blazers clinched their second consecutive WHL B.C. Division title on Saturday with a 3-1 win over the Vancouver Giants inside an empty Sandman...

Power play sinks Rockets

May 7, 2021 / 9:30 pm

Special teams let the Kelowna Rockets down Friday. The Rockets surrendered three power play goals and a pair of shorthanded markers in a 6-2 defeat at the hands...

Blazers bury Royals, 5-1

May 6, 2021 / 10:05 pm

Orrin Centazzo and Matthew Seminoff each scored twice on Thursday as the Kamloops Blazers skated to a 5-1 win over the host Victoria Royals inside an empty...

Rockets outworked in loss

May 4, 2021 / 9:35 pm

It was not the typical Kelowna Rockets effort Tuesday night. The Rockets were outplayed, outbattled and outworked at almost every turn in a 2-1 loss to the...

WHL to hold late draft

May 4, 2021 / 9:00 pm

It would appear as if the Western Hockey League won't hold its bantam draft at the usual time. The draft of 15-year-old prospects is typically held in May...

Blazers roll 5-2 over Victoria

May 3, 2021 / 9:53 pm

Rookie Fraser Minten had four assists Monday as the Kamloops Blazers extended their B.C. Division bubble lead with a 5-2 win over the Victoria Royals inside an...

Blazers blast Rockets in OT

May 1, 2021 / 9:52 pm

Caedan Bankier scored three times, including the overtime winner, in a 4-3 Kamloops Blazers win over the visiting Kelowna Rockets on Saturday inside an empty...

Rockets roll over Blazers

Apr 30, 2021 / 10:00 pm

Good goaltending, timely goals, breaks at the right time and confidence. Bottle that up and you'll have success more often than not. In a nutshell, that was...

Rockets run win streak to 4

Apr 29, 2021 / 10:00 pm

Turner McMillen is going to be fun to watch in a Kelowna Rockets uniform for the next several seasons. The forward, playing his 17-year-old season, is cut from...

Lind making NHL debut

Apr 29, 2021 / 3:55 pm

Kole Lind will step onto NHL ice for the first time tonight. The former Kelowna Rocket, a second round pick of the Vancouver Canucks in 2017, makes his NHL...

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