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Russia battle back from rout to take game 2, 4-3 vs Team WHL

  November 7, 2017 Swift Current, SK – New Jersey Devils prospect Mikhail Maltsev’s second of the night with 7:54 left in the third period completed the comeback as Russia battled back from a 3-0 deficit to defeat Team WHL 4-3 in Game 2 of the 2017 CIBC Canada Russia Series. Maltsev’s shorthanded game winner rounded Read More »

Kelowna Rockets’ Lind leads WHL in 7-0 W vs Russia

    November 6, 2017 Moose Jaw, SK – Kelowna Rockets forward Kole Lind led the way with two goals and an assist as six different players had multi-point outputs in a 7-0 Team WHL victory in Game 1 of the 2017 CIBC Canada Russia Series in Moose Jaw. Lind, a Vancouver Canucks prospect, joined another Read More »

Royals bounce back 4-2 vs Rockets, first place overall

  November 5, 2017     The Victoria Royals bounced back in the second game of a weekend double header vs the Kelowna Rockets, scoring the game’s opening four goals, that included the first and game winning marker from Ryan Peckford, en route to a 4-2 victory over the Kelowna Rockets on Saturday night. The Read More »

Rockets down Royals 4-2 to start weekend double header

  November 4, 2017 By Kevin Bain The Kelowna Rockets defeated the Victoria Royals 4-2 EN on Friday night in Victoria.   The Royals struck first just 24 seconds in with Jared Legien (8) scoring the early go ahead marker for Victoria. Dillon Dube (6) evened things up on the power play at 14:03 before Read More »

WHL Friday Round up

October 14, 2017 by Robert Murray Here’s a wrap of the Friday night games in the Western Hockey League. Kamloops Blazers (4)  at Prince George Cougars (1)   Kamloops (1-9-0-0) // Prince George (3-4-2-0) The Kamloops Blazers came ready to play Friday against the Prince George Cougars, earning their first win of the 2017-18 regular season at the CN Read More »

Rockets Dube Shines in second OT Win vs PG

    October 8, 2017 by Kevin Bains The Kelowna Rockets defeated the Prince George Cougars 4-3 in overtime on Saturday night at the CN Centre in Prince George, to make it two overtime wins in a row over the Cougars. The Rockets opened up the scoring 11:51 into the opening frame on the power Read More »

Royals remain perfect in BC Division

  October 2, 2017 Kamloops Blazers (3) at Victoria Royals (6)  Kamloops (0-5-0-0) // Victoria (4-0-0-0) The lone undefeated team in the B.C. Division remained perfect Sunday as the Victoria Royals doubled up the Kamloops Blazers. Dante Hannoun had a hat trick and four points, but it was Spencer Gerth’s first goal of the season that stood Read More »

Cougars Gavin Grant named WHL Goaltender of Week

    October 2, 2017 Calgary, Alta. – The Western Hockey League announced today that Prince George Cougars goaltender Tavin Grant has been named the WHL Goaltender of the Week and the league nominee for Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week for the week ending October 2, 2017. Grant, a product of Burnaby, B.C., put Read More »

Kelowna Rockets trade Soustal

  October 2, 2017 The Kelowna Rockets have traded forward Tomas Soustal to the Edmonton Oil Kings in exchange for a 4th round pick in the 2018 WHL Bantam Draft. Soustal was entering his fourth season with the Rockets. He was picked 60th overall by Kelowna in the 2014 CHL Import Draft. “The number of overage Read More »

Twarynski reassigned to Rockets

  October 2, 2017 The Lehigh Valley Phantoms of the AHL (affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers) have reassigned forward Carsen Twarynski to the Kelowna Rockets. The 20-year-old is entering his fourth WHL season, and second with the Rockets. Through four seasons Twarynski has collected 43 goals and 67 assists for 110 points in 189 career games Read More »

Rockets Lind named CHL Player of the Week

  September 26, 2017 Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that Vancouver Canucks prospect Kole Lind of the Kelowna Rockets is the CHL Player of the Week following the first week of regular season action ending September 24. Lind scored three goals and five assists for eight points in two games with Read More »

WHL Opening Week, Sunday round up

    September 25, 2017 Sunday’s Western Hockey League action a light two-game schedule with an all-East Division and all-U.S. Division matchups. Red Deer Rebels (5) at Edmonton Oil Kings (3) Red Deer (2-0-0-0) // Edmonton (0-2-0-0) The Edmonton Oil Kings couldn’t sustain a first period lead in their home opener, falling by a 5-3 final Read More »

WHL Saturday round up

    September 24, 2017 Here’s an overview of WHL game action Saturday. Kelowna Rockets (5) at Kamloops Blazers (1) Kelowna (2-0-0-0) // Kamloops (0-2-0-0) by: Taylor Rocca Kole Lind enjoyed a five-point night, factoring into every goal the Kelowna Rockets scored en route to a 5-1 victory over the rival Kamloops Blazers. Lind, a Read More »

Kelowna Rockets win home and home with big 3rd period

  September 24, 2017 By Kevin Bains The Kelowna Rockets defeated the Kamloops Blazers 5-1 on Saturday night at the Sandman Centre in Kamloops, to sweep the opening season home and home series. Kole Lind got things started for Kelowna with his second of the season at 9:16 of the opening period finishing off a Read More »

Kelowna Rockets win home opener 6-2

  September 23, 2017   The Kelowna Rockets kicked off their 2017-2018 campaign with a strong 6-2 performance over Kamloops Blazers on Friday night at Prospera Place. The Rockets took a 6-0 lead into the third, before the Blazers notched two late goals to negate the shutout. Kyle Topping got things started 3:25 into the Read More »

WHL Opening Night Round Up

  Opening night of the 2017-18 Western Hockey League regular season held no shortage of excitement with eight games spread across Western Canada.   Regina Pats (1) at Brandon Wheat Kings (8) Regina (0-1-0-0) // Brandon (1-0-0-0) Ty Lewis registered five points (2G-3A) as the Brandon Wheat Kings made a statement, thumping the CHL’s top-ranked Read More »

WHL BC Division Preview

  September 21, 2017 By Robert Murray, WHL As the 2017-18 Western Hockey League regular season approaches Friday, September 22, here’s a preview of the BC Division. Team capsules are presented in order of 2016-17 finish within each division.   General Manager: Todd Harkins Head Coach: Richard Matvichuk Pre-season record: 3-3-0-0 2016-17 record: 45-21-3-3, First in Read More »

Regina Pats start season ranked #1 in Canada

  September 20. 2017 Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced the pre-season edition of the CHL Top-10 Rankings for the 2017-18 season. The weekly rankings of the CHL’s Top-10 teams are selected by a panel of National Hockey League scouts. The 2017-18 regular season schedule opens on Thursday September 21 in the Read More »

Rockets ready for season opener

  September 15, 2017 by Kevin Bain One week from today the Kelowna Rockets will open the regular season against the Kamloops Blazers here at Prospera Place. With game one fast approaching, Assistant Coach Kris Mallette says right now is about teaching systems. “The time right now is used to work on new systems we’re trying Read More »

Reichel hattie opens Rebel pre-season

September 2, 2007 by Greg Meachem Rebels 5 Hitmen 3 Playing his first official game as a Red Deer Rebel, Kristian Reichel couldn’t have hoped for a more successful debut. The 19-year-old Czech Republic native scored just 19 seconds into Friday’s WHL preseason tournament contest at the Centrium, then added two more goals to lead Read More »

Cougars open with a pre-season win

  September 2, 2017 Vladislav Mikhalchuk scored twice and Kody McDonald scored late, as the Prince George Cougars topped the Edmonton Oil Kings 3-2 in WHL pre-season action at the Enmax Centrium in Red Deer, Alberta. GAME STATS McDonald snapped a 2-2 tie in the third, as he tracked a bouncing puck to the net, Read More »

T-birds sign Byrks, Schwebius, McNelly and Huo

  KENT, August 30, 2017 — Seattle Thunderbirds general manager Russ Farwell has announced the signing of four players to WHL Standard Player Agreements. Centers Graeme Bryks, goalie Cole Schwebius, defenseman Cade McNelly and center Samuel Huo. All four players are eligible to play in the T-Birds first preseason game on Friday against the Vancouver Read More »

Giants down T-birds in pre-season opener

  September 1, 2017 The Vancouver Giants defeated the Seattle Thunderbirds 3-1 Friday morning in the first game for both teams at the Delta Hotels Preseason Classic at Xfinity Arena in Everett. Play will continue Saturday when the T-Birds face the Everett Silvertips Saturday, September 2 at 7:00 pm. The Classic ends for the T-Birds Read More »

Rockets pare to 33 in advance of pre-season game

  September 1, 2017 Main Camp Roster Update The Kelowna Rockets wrapped up their main camp Thursday in preparation of their first preseason match up vs the Victoria Royals at home Saturday. The Rockets reassigned James Bohn, Cole Brooks, Jared Bucci, Caden Creasy, Cole De Koninck, Dylan Esau, Jordan Frey, Brett Fudger, Brandon MacKenzie-Kochen, Carter Read More »

Kelowna Rockets camp – Day 2 recap

August 28, 2017   The Kelowna Rockets main camp continued on Sunday morning with day two. “Camp’s going really good! I’ve played two scrimmages and practiced once so far. I was a little tired from the five K run and all the testing but other than that it’s good so far,” Rockets forward Tomas Soustal Read More »

Rockets wrap rookie camp

  August 25, 2017   by Kevin Bain Friday morning marked the end of the Kelowna Rockets rookie camp, and the start of main camp. Since Tuesday morning six teams of rookies have been battling out two games a day with the final game for each team going this morning. Kelowna’s 6th round selection in the Read More »

Rockets open Rookie Camp

    August 21, 2017 It’s that time of year again. The off-season officially came to a close Monday for the Kelowna Rockets as they opened their rookie camp, Monday. Players drafted by the Rockets through the past couple of seasons get the chance to showcase their skills to coaches and management and try and Read More »

Kaedan Korczack – Rockets Prospect

  August 8, 2017 By Zach Cromier, WHL Network The Kelowna Rockets have a long history of developing top-tier defensemen in the WHL.  From NHL All-Star and two-time Olympic champion Shea Weber to 2017 first-round NHL Draft pick Cal Foote, the Rockets organization has developed some of the best defensemen the league has to offer.  And with his 16-year-old season Read More »

Foote to Compete in Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup

  August 1, 2017 by Kevin Bain Kelowna Rockets forward Nolan Foote was among 22 players named by Hockey Canada as they wrapped up their five-day National Men’s Summer Under-18 Team selection camp. Those named will represent the nation at the 2017 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup Aug. 7-12 in Breclav, Czech Republic, and Bratislava, Slovakia. Foote competed for Canada once Read More »