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Colton Dach scored the winner in his long-awaited return to the Kelowna Rockets lineup

Colton Dach scored the winner in his long-awaited return to the Kelowna Rockets lineup

Oct 11, 2022 / 9:50 pm

Colton Dach is a difference maker. He proved it Tuesday night. Dach scored the game-winner in overtime in his season debut, leading the Kelowna Rockets to a 2-1...

Goaltender Talyn Boyko inks entry level contract with the New York Rangers

Goaltender Talyn Boyko inks entry level contract with the New York Rangers

Oct 11, 2022 / 4:16 pm

The chances of Talyn Boyko returning to the Kelowna Rockets for his overage season have taken a dramatic hit. The 19-year-old netminder inked a three-year...

Stankoven reassigned by Stars, will return to Blazers lineup

Stankoven reassigned by Stars, will return to Blazers lineup

Oct 9, 2022 / 11:45 am

Logan Stankoven is coming back to the Tournament Capital. The Kamloops Blazers announced the return of the reigning CHL player of the year with a tweet on...

Blazers bounce Royals again; Schnattinger sharp in first WHL win

Blazers bounce Royals again; Schnattinger sharp in first WHL win

Oct 8, 2022 / 9:44 pm

Rookie goalie Michael Schnattinger was solid Saturday at Sandman Centre in his first-ever WHL start, stopping all but one of 17 shots in a 3-1 win for the...

Seattle Thunderbirds hung on Friday for a 5-4 victory over the Kelowna Rockets

Seattle Thunderbirds hung on Friday for a 5-4 victory over the Kelowna Rockets

Oct 7, 2022 / 10:15 pm

The Seattle Thunderbirds snapped a 3-3 tie with goals 75 seconds apart early in the third period, and hung on for a 5-4 victory over the Kelowna Rockets Friday...

Balanced attack for Blazers in 5-2 win over slumping Victoria

Balanced attack for Blazers in 5-2 win over slumping Victoria

Oct 7, 2022 / 9:41 pm

UPDATE: 9:41 p.m. Dylan Sydor and Ethan Brandwood had multi-point performances on Friday at Sandman Centre as the Kamloops Blazers skated to a 5-2 win over the...

Chicago Blackhawks have reassigned Colton Dach to the Rockets

Chicago Blackhawks have reassigned Colton Dach to the Rockets

Oct 7, 2022 / 3:12 pm

Colton Dach will be back in a Kelowna Rockets jersey soon. The 19-year-old forward was reassigned by the Chicago Blackhawks Friday morning after suiting up for...

Kelowna Rockets won their second straight, beating the Victoria Royals 3-0 Wednesday

Kelowna Rockets won their second straight, beating the Victoria Royals 3-0 Wednesday

Oct 5, 2022 / 9:35 pm

Jari Kykkanen earned his second career Western Hockey League shutout and Adam Kydd had a two point night in the Kelowna Rockets 3-0 victory over the winless...

Former Kelowna Rocket Pavel Novak has won biggest fight of his life

Former Kelowna Rocket Pavel Novak has won biggest fight of his life

Oct 5, 2022 / 10:15 am

Some great news from former Kelowna Rocket Pavel Novak. The 20-year-old forward took to social media Wednesday to say treatments he has been receiving for...

Kelowna Rockets send overage forward Jake Poole to Victoria

Kelowna Rockets send overage forward Jake Poole to Victoria

Oct 4, 2022 / 8:00 pm

Jake Poole won't have long before he get a chance to face off against his former teammates. The 20-year-old veteran was dealt Tuesday from the Kelowna...

Kelowna bounced back with solid effort to get first win of WHL season in Prince George

Kelowna bounced back with solid effort to get first win of WHL season in Prince George

Oct 1, 2022 / 10:40 pm

The Kelowna Rockets are in the win column. After opening the season with regulation and overtime losses, the Rockets bounced back Saturday in a convincing 5-1...

Blazers score four unanswered, hang on for 4-2 win over Chiefs

Blazers score four unanswered, hang on for 4-2 win over Chiefs

Oct 1, 2022 / 10:20 pm

Caedan Bankier scored a goal and two assists Saturday to lead the Kamloops Blazers to a 4-2 victory over the Chiefs in Spokane — the first win of the...

Kelowna Rockets road trip gets off on the wrong foot

Kelowna Rockets road trip gets off on the wrong foot

Sep 30, 2022 / 10:40 pm

The Kelowna Rockets opened and closed the scoring...but in between it was all Prince George Cougars Friday night. The Cougars spotted the Rockets the game's...

Portland erase a late two-goal deficit then score in overtime in a come-from-behind 6-5 win over the Rockets

Portland erase a late two-goal deficit then score in overtime in a come-from-behind 6-5 win over the Rockets

Sep 24, 2022 / 10:15 pm

The Kelowna Rockets let a two-goal lead slip away late in the third period, then gave up the overtime winner, falling 6-5 to the Portland Winterhawks in their...

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...

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