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WHL News

Novak on NHL radar

Oct 5, 2020 / 9:00 pm

Normally, Western Hockey League players are into the early throws of a brand new season in early October. But, as we know all too well, this is not a normal...

Warriors re-evaluate logo

Oct 4, 2020 / 4:00 am

The Western Hockey League's Moose Jaw Warriors is undertaking a review of the team's logo. The logo depicts a stylized face of what appears to be a...

Rockets set to hoist cup

Sep 19, 2020 / 9:00 am

Regardless of whether it is the Dallas Stars or Tampa Bay Lightning that win the Stanley Cup, at least one former Kelowna Rocket will be hoisting Lord...

Rockets left to wait, hope

Sep 5, 2020 / 4:00 am

It's not a normal September for Kelowna Rockets president and GM Bruce Hamilton, or anyone else within the organization. For the better part of four...

Rockets release Farren

Sep 1, 2020 / 9:45 am

While the start of the 2020-2021 Western Hockey League season remains in limbo, the business of hockey continues to go on. The Kelowna Rockets made a move...

Foote gets spot on wall

Aug 19, 2020 / 8:00 pm

Nolan Foote will forever have a place next to his brother on the Kelowna Rockets "Wall of Recognition." The image of the former Rocket forward with...

WHL pushes back start

Aug 6, 2020 / 1:01 pm

The Western Hockey League has joined the OHL in announcing plans to open the 2020-2021 season in December. The WHL's new target date is Dec. 4. The...

Contingency for 2023 cup?

Jul 10, 2020 / 4:00 am

Could Kelowna play host to the 2023 Memorial Cup? The city will ask council to squirrel away $135,000 just in case. Kelowna was slated to host the CHL...

Rockets nab Czech d-man

Jun 30, 2020 / 10:58 am

The Kelowna Rockets have dipped into the Czech Republic for a defenceman in Tuesday's CHL import draft. The Rockets, selecting 24th among the teams spanning...

New gig for Rocket coach

Jun 24, 2020 / 3:43 pm

Kelowna Rockets head coach Kris Mallette may be doing a bit of moonlighting later in the fall. Mallette, who replaced Adam Foote behind the Kelowna bench near...

WHL eyes Oct. 2 return

Jun 17, 2020 / 2:09 pm

The Western Hockey League is hoping to be able to play a full, 68-game schedule whenever it is allowed to safely return to the ice. The league joined others...

Korczak off to virtual camp

Jun 16, 2020 / 9:00 pm

Kelowna Rocket Kaeden Korczak will take the first step toward a possible spot on Canada's entry at the 2021 World Junior Hockey Championship. The Kelowna...

WHL hopes to follow east

Jun 3, 2020 / 9:00 pm

The Western Hockey League hopes it will be able to follow the lead of the QMJHL, and get back to playing hockey in October. But, October is a long way off, and...

Blazers sign 15-y/o prospect

Jun 2, 2020 / 10:19 am

Less than a month after signing their 2020 first round draft pick, the Blazers have announced they've signed another first round draft pick, this one from...

Rockets ink top bantam pick

May 14, 2020 / 11:51 am

The Kelowna Rockets have secured the WHL playing rights to forward Andrew Cristall. Cristall, the eighth overall selection in last month's WHL bantam draft,...

Blazers goalie aces WHL

May 13, 2020 / 11:15 am

The academic accolades are continuing to come for the Kamloops Blazers. Goalie Dylan Garand has picked up the Daryl K. (Doc) Seaman Memorial Trophy for his...

Topping inks AHL deal

May 12, 2020 / 9:30 am

Former Kelowna Rocket Kyle Topping has found a place to continue his hockey journey - whenever the game starts up again. Topping, 20, signed with the San Jose...

Blazers nab team trophy

May 11, 2020 / 11:45 am

While the Blazers had a solid year on the ice, they've just been recognized for their off-ice efforts. The team has been awarded the WHL Scholastic Team of...

Blazers sign prospect

May 7, 2020 / 2:00 pm

The Kamloops Blazers have signed their first round draft pick from the recent WHL bantam draft. Kaden Hammell has signed with the team, the Blazers announced in...

Frey: I have no regrets

Apr 25, 2020 / 4:00 am

Lorne Frey leaves the Kelowna Rockets after 29 years with the organization with no regrets. Earlier this week Frey, the Rockets head scout, director of players...

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