WHL News

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...

Rockets weather late storm

Mar 7, 2020 / 10:00 pm

Seems the Kelowna Rockets learned a little something from a third period implosion nearly a month ago against Calgary. That afternoon, the Rockets blew a 5-1...

Rockets clinch playoff berth

Mar 6, 2020 / 10:00 pm

The Kelowna Rockets have known for some time they'd be playing for the Memorial Cup. But, it took them until game 61 of the regular season to officially...

Rocket Comrie out for year

Mar 3, 2020 / 2:44 pm

The Kelowna Rockets have lost the services of defenceman Sean Comrie for the balance of the season. Comrie, who has missed the past 12 games with a shoulder...

Mallette no longer interim

Mar 2, 2020 / 5:00 pm

Bruce Hamilton didn't have to look far to find the man who will guide the Kelowna Rockets through next season. Kris Mallette, who was named interim head...

Tips put down Rockets

Feb 29, 2020 / 10:00 pm

The Everett Silvertips completely shut down the Kelowna Rockets Saturday. The Rockets, playing their fourth game in five days, were held to a season-low 13...

Everett stop Rockets in OT

Feb 28, 2020 / 10:00 pm

The Kelowna Rockets were a vastly different team Friday than the one Prospera Place fans saw nearly two weeks ago. Offensively, they were fast, tenacious on the...

Rockets earn PG sweep

Feb 26, 2020 / 10:00 pm

Matthew Wedman score goals two minutes apart late in the third period Tuesday, leading the Kelowna Rockets to a come-from-behind 5-4 win over the Prince George...

Rockets eke out victory

Feb 25, 2020 / 10:00 pm

The Kelowna Rockets squandered a pair of third period leads Tuesday in Prince George. Only this time, it was the Rockets who prevailed in the extra period,...

Rockets get shootout point

Feb 22, 2020 / 10:30 pm

It wasn't exactly what the Kelowna Rockets wanted but, after a tumultuous week, they'll take it. The Rockets picked up three of a possible four points...

Mallette wins in debut

Feb 21, 2020 / 10:10 pm

The Kelowna Rockets rewarded new interim head coach Kris Mallette with a victory in his first game running the bench. Mallette, who replaced Adam Foote...

Mallette must act quickly

Feb 21, 2020 / 10:16 am

Kris Mallette's tenure as head coach of the Kelowna Rockets begins in earnest this weekend. Mallette takes over behind the bench after Adam Foote was fired...

Rockets lose game, captain

Feb 17, 2020 / 6:00 pm

It was not the way the Kelowna Rockets had hoped to celebrate Family Day They hoped a return of captain Nolan Foote to the lineup would be the spark the team...

Rockets' Foote traded

Feb 16, 2020 / 5:25 pm

Any on-ice reunion between brother's Nolan and Cal Foote will likely be in opposing uniforms. Nolan Foote, taken in the first round of the NHL draft by...

Penalties costly for Rockets

Feb 15, 2020 / 11:00 pm

Discipline, or a lack of it hurt the Kelowna Rockets Saturday night., especially in the opening period. The Rockets found themselves shorthanded four times in...

Rockets feast on lowly Ams

Feb 12, 2020 / 10:00 pm

Matthew Wedman celebrated his return to the lineup Wednesday with his second career hat-trick, leading the Kelowna Rockets to an 8-3 shellacking of the visiting...

Rockets, Ams set to tangle

Feb 11, 2020 / 5:00 am

A pair of teams struggling to hit the win column will lace up the skates at Prospera Place Wednesday night. The Kelowna Rockets, 2-11 in their last 13, host the...

Rockets: good news, finally

Feb 10, 2020 / 5:00 pm

Finally, that light at the end of the tunnel for the Kelowna Rockets isn't an oncoming freight train. The Rockets, who have battled injuries for much of the...

Portland leaves with sweep

Feb 8, 2020 / 10:40 pm

The Kelowna Rockets were better up and down the lineup Saturday, but it still wasn't good enough against the powerhouse Portland Winterhawks. The top ranked...

Hawks dismantle Rockets

Feb 7, 2020 / 10:00 pm

The Portland Winterhawks showed why they might just be the favourites to represent the Western Hockey League at the Memorial Cup in May. The Winterhawks...