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WHL News

Blazers nab 10 from draft

Apr 22, 2020 / 4:52 pm

The Kamloops Blazers picked up 10 new potential teammates today (April 22) as part of the WHL bantam draft. The young hockey players, all 14 or 15 years old,...

Rockets find 11 in draft

Apr 22, 2020 / 3:45 pm

UPDATE: 3:45 p.m. Lorne Frey's duties as director of player personnel with the Kelowna Rockets came to an end at the conclusion of the Wednesday's...

Rare top 10 pick for Rockets

Apr 21, 2020 / 3:00 pm

It's a rare occurrence when the Kelowna Rockets get to make a selection in the Top 10 of the WHL's annual bantam draft. They'll get that chance when...

Rockets' Frey steps aside

Apr 21, 2020 / 6:55 am

A familiar face with the Kelowna Rockets organization is stepping aside. Kelowna Rockets assistant general manager and director of player personnel Lorne Frey...

Rockets swing deal

Apr 20, 2020 / 10:00 pm

The cancellation of the Western Hockey League season and uncertainty of what lies ahead hasn't halted the hockey operations side from moving forward....

Stankoven gets nominated

Apr 16, 2020 / 10:45 am

A Kamloops Blazer is up for this year's WHL Rookie of the Year award. Forward Logan Stankoven, along with forward Dylan Guenther of the Edmonton Oil Kings,...

Blazer GM top executive

Apr 14, 2020 / 7:00 pm

Matt Bardsley is being recognized for his work behind the scenes at the Sandman Arena. The WHL has named the Kamloops Blazers GM their western conference...

Zary a first rounder?

Apr 13, 2020 / 4:00 am

NHL Central Scouting released its final rankings, and three Kamloops Blazers made the cut for North American players. Connor Zary has been ranked 15 on the list...

Garand one smart goalie

Apr 9, 2020 / 7:00 pm

Dylan Garand has been named the WHL's Western Conference Scholastic Player of the Year. The Kamloops Blazers netminder put up a 28-10-2-1 record this...

Novak shoots up NHL ladder

Apr 8, 2020 / 8:30 pm

Kelowna Rockets forward Pavel Novak has caught the attention of NHL Central Scouting. The 17-year-old rookie from Tabor in the Czech Republic has cracked the...

Zary a First Team All-Star

Apr 7, 2020 / 6:09 pm

While the 2019-20 season was short, it doesn't take away from the spectacular season Connor Zary had. And in recognition of it, the WHL has named the top...

Franklin named 2nd All-Star

Apr 7, 2020 / 4:00 am

The season might be over, but that hasn't stopped the accolades for Kamloops Blazers captain Zane Franklin. The 21-year-old was named to the WHL's...

Rockets take US teammates

Mar 25, 2020 / 2:30 pm

The Kelowna Rockets went with familiarity during Wednesday's first-ever U.S. prospects draft. Kelowna grabbed a pair of Minnesota teammates during the...

WHL to hold US draft

Mar 24, 2020 / 10:45 am

In the wake of the cancellation of the entire season, including the 2020 Memorial Cup, the Western Hockey League has announced changes to its end-of-season...

WHL cancels regular season

Mar 18, 2020 / 11:09 am

The Western Hockey League has cancelled the balance of its 2019-2020 regular season. The announcement comes less than a week after the league joined others...

No decision on Memorial Cup

Mar 14, 2020 / 12:00 pm

While the Canadian Hockey League temporarily ceases operations during to the COVID-19 pandemic, they still hope to be able to resume play in time to play the...

Rockets cancel ceremony

Mar 13, 2020 / 3:00 pm

Fears over the COVID-19 pandemic have prompted the Kelowna Rockets to cancel their annual awards ceremony. The ceremony was scheduled for the Kelowna Community...

CHL suspends operations

Mar 12, 2020 / 3:45 pm

UPDATE: 3:45 p.m. The Kelowna Rockets issued the following brief statement Thursday afternoon following the suspension of all hockey activities within the...

Turnovers undo Rockets

Mar 11, 2020 / 10:20 pm

The Kelowna Rockets may have lost more than just an important divisional match up Wednesday night. The services of two key forwards are in doubt following a...

WHL eliminates fan contact

Mar 10, 2020 / 10:30 am

The Western Hockey League is asking teams to avoid unnecessary contact with teammates, opponents, officials and fans as fears over the spread of the coronavirus...

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