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WHL Standings – Tight, tight, tight

  January 7, 2017 As the second half of the WHL regular season gets underway, things couldn’t be much tighter at the top of the Western Conference standings. The Kelowna Rockets and Vancouver Giants are now tied at 51 points in first place, though the Rockets have three games in hand. A point back, the Read More »

WHL Round Up – Jan. 6 games

    January 7, 2018 by Robert Murray     Vancouver Giants (5) at Medicine Hat Tigers (3) Vancouver (23-14-3-2) // Medicine Hat (22-16-3-0) Dawson Holt scored twice while Brad Morrison and Brayden Watts each recorded a goal and an assist as the Vancouver Giants swept their three-game road trip through Alberta Saturday with a 5-3 victory Read More »

WHL Round Up

  January 1, 2018 by Robert Murray Prince George Cougars (3) at Vancouver Giants (4) — OT Prince George (14-18-4-2) // Vancouver (20-14-3-2) James Malm’s seventh game-winning goal of the season helped the Vancouver Giants become the third team in the B.C. Division to 20 victories Monday, exacting some revenge against the Prince George Cougars at the Langley Events Centre. Read More »

Rockets Dube to lead Canada Juniors

  Dillon Dube to captain Canada at world juniors December 24, 2017 CBC Sports Kelowna Rockets forward Dillon Dube will captain Team Canada at the upcoming world junior championship. Defencemen Dante Fabbro (Boston University), Victor Mete (Montreal Canadiens) and Kale Clague (Brandon Wheat Kings) will serve as alternates. Dube, Fabbro and Clague are returning members Read More »

WJC Camp by the numbers

  December 12, 2017 By Jason La Rose Taking one step closer to Buffalo, N.Y., and the 2018 IIHF World Junior Championship, Hockey Canada has unveiled the 32 players who will attend Canada’s National Junior Team Sport Chek Selection Camp. The players bring varied experiences to St. Catharines, from Team Canada veterans to those who Read More »

WHL Standings – Royals still lead West

  December 12, 2017 Here’s an overview of WHL standings as the league heads toward the halfway mark. In the BC Division, Kelowna are now just two wins back of Victoria Royals, who lead the Western Conference with 43 points. The Vancouver Giants have picked it up the pace and have won the past three Read More »

Cougars Jackson Leppard – NHL Scouting Player to Watch

    November 30, 2017 By WHL Network “Growing the Game’s Best Talent” is a multipart series, sponsored by BC Tree Fruits, that highlights the next generation of WHL stars set to embark on a journey of pursuing NHL dreams. “Growing the Game’s Best Talent” can be seen monthly at WHL.ca, featuring a key member of the Read More »

WHL Roundup: Saturday and Sunday Games

  December 3, 2017 Below is a quick recap of WHL action on the weekend. Only one BC division game was played Sunday, with four games Saturday. Victoria Royals are still on top of BC division, two points behind overall Western Conference leaders Portland Winterhawks. Kelowna is now just two points back of Victoria, with Read More »

WHL Roundup & Standings – Royals stop Americans

  WHL Roundup November 19, 2017 by Robert Murray Victoria Royals (7) at Tri-City Americans (3) Victoria (16-7-1-0) // Tri-City (13-6-2-0) Matthew Phillips (Calgary Flames) had a pair of goals and an assist and four other Victoria Royals had multi-point efforts as they ended the home undefeated run by the Tri-City Americans. Morgan Geekie (Carolina Hurricanes) and Nolan Yaremko Read More »

WHL Roundup & Standings

    November 15, 2017 WHL Roundup Red Deer Rebels (5) at Victoria Royals (3) Red Deer (9-11-1-0) // Victoria (14-7-1-0) Not many WHL teams have made the journey to Vancouver Island and picked up a regulation win this season, but the Red Deer Rebels can now add themselves to that list. A three-goal third period helped hold Read More »

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 »