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BWC Peewee Tier 1 Provincial Champs

  March 24, 2018 The Burnaby Winter Club Peewees carried through with their winning ways at the Provincial Playoffs in Prince George this week, posting a 5-0-1 record, to capture another BC Provincial Championship title. BWC came into the Provincials carrying a 6-0-0 record out of the PCAHA playoffs, and were accompanied by the #2 Read More »

Rockets host Giants – have dropped last 4

  The Kelowna Rockets prepare to take on their divisional rival the Vancouver Giants on another Hat-Trick Wednesday at Prospera Place. Having dropped their last four outings, the Rockets are looking to get back on track when they host the Giants on Wednesday night. Assistant Coach Travis Crickard believes the team needs to move forward, Read More »

Pat Quinn – Peewee Elite – Final tournament results

  December 31, 2017 PAT QUINN CLASSIC – 2017 PEEWEE ELITE Here’s a quick overview of the Peewee Elite division results, by team. Scroll down for round robin standings. The two top seeded teams ended up meeting in the final, with #1 Division A, BWC edging #1 Division B, NSWC, 3-2 in the championship game. Read More »

Pat Quinn – Peewee Elite – NSWC vs BWC in Championship

  December 29, 2017 PAT QUINN CLASSIC – 2017 PEEWEE ELITE It will be a battle of the Winter Clubs for Peewee Elite supremacy Saturday morning at Bill Copeland to wrap up the competition in this year’s edition of the Pat Quinn Classic. After finishing first in their respective pools, to earn a bye to Read More »

Moose Jaw Warriors down Rockets 6-3

    December 12, 2017 by Kevin Bains The Kelowna Rockets fell 6-3 to the Moose Jaw Warriors in Moose Jaw on Tuesday night. Carsen Twarynski opened the scoring at 14:54 to set himself a new career high in goals with 21. Tanner Jeannot (23) evened things up at 18:28 and the two clubs were Read More »

Pat Quinn Classic Burnaby peewee-bantam tourney expanding

  October 31, 2017 Burnaby, B.C. – Almost 40 minor hockey teams from across North America are coming to Burnaby in December to compete in the third annual Pat Quinn Classic.   The 2017 tournament, December 27-30, features 38 teams in three divisions – Peewee AAA Elite, Bantam AAA, and Bantam AAA Elite. Teams from as Read More »

Six WHL Giants Prospects picked for U16 shortlists

    July 25, 2017 Vancouver Giants prospects Justin Sourdif, Tanner Brown, Cole Shepard, John Little, Braedy Euerby and Krz Plummer have been named to the shortlists for their respective provincial Under-16 teams ahead of the 2017 Western Canada U16 Challenge Cup.  Sourdif, Brown, Shepard, Little and Euerby were shortlisted for Team BC while Plummer Read More »

BC Hockey U16 2002 Shortlist

  July 24, 2017 BC Hockey has announced the 35 players shortlisted for potential participation on Team BC at the 2017 Western Canada U16 Challenge Cup this fall against Team Alberta, Team Manitoba and Team Saskatchewan. The Western Canada U16 Challenge Cup takes place from October 17 – 22, 2017 at WinSport in Calgary, Alberta. Read More »

Gardiner Signs AHL Contract – Kelowna Rockets

July 10, 2017 by Kevin Bain The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins announced today that they have signed forward Reid Gardiner to an American Hockey League contract for the 2017-18 season. “I’m excited for this next step and to be able to play in the AHL again,” explained Gardiner. “I feel like I’m ready to play pro hockey Read More »

Hosts Win Mem Cup after first round OHL bounce

  May 28, 201 WINDSOR, Ontario, May 23, 2017 — For the third time in franchise history the Windsor Spitfires are Mastercard Memorial Cup champions. Fourth-year veteran Aaron Luchuk scored the game winner 5:07 into the third period as the host Spitfires defeated the OHL champion Erie Otters 4-3 before a capacity crowd of 6,519 at Read More »

Sea Dogs eliminate WHL Champs

  May 23, 201 WINDSOR, Ontario, May 23, 2017 — It was an inglorious end to a terrific season, as the Quebec league champion Saint John Sea Dogs defeated the Western league champion Seattle Thunderbirds 7-0 Tuesday night at the Mastercard Memorial Cup at the WFCU Centre in Windsor, Ontario. The loss eliminated the T-Birds Read More »

WHL Championship – Seattle win it!

  May 15, 2017 Regina, Sask. – For the first time in 40 years, the Seattle Thunderbirds are Western Hockey League champions. History was made Sunday evening at the Brandt Centre in Regina as forward Alexander True lifted the Seattle Thunderbirds to an overtime win in Game 6 of the 2017 WHL Championship Series. The Read More »

WHL Championship – Seattle take 3-2 series lead

May 12, 2017 Kent, Wash. – The Seattle Thunderbirds defeated the Regina Pats 7-4 in Game 5 of the WHL Championship series Friday night in front of a ShoWare Center record 6,223 fans to take a 3-2 series lead. Seattle won Game 4, 6-1 on Wednesday, May 10 and could close out the series at Brandt Centre Read More »

WHL Championship – Seattle blast Regina 6-1, series tied 2-2

    May 11, 2017 by Taylor Rocca Kent, Wash. – After three one-goal games to open the 2017 WHL Championship Series, Game 4 took a wild and unexpected turn as the Seattle Thunderbirds rattled off six unanswered goals en route to a decisive 6-1 victory, tying the best-of-seven festivities. Veteran winger Keegan Kolesar registered Read More »

WHL Championship – Seattle vs Regina tied at 1-1

    May 7, 2017 by Taylor Rocca Regina, Sask. – More often than not, when you give the Regina Pats a power-play opportunity, they’re going to make you pay. That’s exactly what happened Saturday as the WHL Championship Series required overtime for the second consecutive night. With Keegan Kolesar serving a minor penalty for Read More »

WHL Championship Series – Seattle vs Regina – Preview

  May 4, 2017 by Taylor Rocca The stage is set. The 2017 WHL Championship Series – presented by Rogers –  features the Regina Pats and Seattle Thunderbirds. It gets underway Friday, May 5 at 7 p.m. MT. Here’s a preview of the contest for the Ed Chynoweth Cup. For the first time in WHL history, Read More »

WHL Western Conference – Seattle win title in game 6

April 30,  2017 by Kevin Bain The Seattle Thunderbirds defeated the Kelowna Rockets 3-1 on Sunday evening at Prospera Place in game six of the Western Conference Championship to eliminate the Rockets and advance to the Western Hockey League Championship. The Rockets opened up the scoring as Nolan Foote (2) scored on the power play at Read More »

WHL Western Conference – Seattle win game 5

April 28, 2017 by Kevin Bain The Seattle Thunderbirds defeated the Kelowna Rockets 5-3 on Friday night in the ShoWare Center in Kent, Washington in game five of the Western Conference Championship of the 2017 WHL Playoffs. Seattle opened the scoring 3:15 into the first period as Scott Eansor scored a shorthanded goal for his fifth Read More »

WHL Western Conference – Rockets/Thunderbirds game 5 Friday night

April 28, 2017 by Regan Bartel Tonight’s Preview: Welcome to game five of the Western Conference final. The Kelowna Rockets and Seattle Thunderbirds are tied at two wins apiece. Nick Merkley scored the game winner early in the second period leading the Rockets to a 4-2 win in game four Wednesday night. Nolan Foote and Read More »

WHL Western Conference – Rockets even series 2-2

April 26, 2017 by Kevin Bain The Kelowna Rockets defeated the Seattle Thunderbirds 4-2 on Wednesday night at Prospera Place in game four of the Western Conference Championship of the 2017 WHL Playoffs. The Thunderbirds opened the scoring 3:09 into the opening period as Ryan Gropp (3) scored on a Seattle power play. The Rockets Read More »

WHL Western Conference – Seattle win Game 3 in Kelowna

  April 25, 2017 The Seattle Thunderbirds defeated the Kelowna Rockets 2-1 on Tuesday night in game three of the Western Conference Championship at Prospera Place. After a fast paced opening period, the two clubs were scoreless through 20 minutes of play. It took until the 11:33 mark of the middle frame but Keegan Kolesar(8) Read More »

WHL – Rockets Gardiner named PoW, Again

      April 24, 2017 Calgary, Alta. – The Western Hockey League announced today that Kelowna Rockets forward Reid Gardiner has been named theWHL Player of the Week for the week ending April 23, 2017. Gardiner registered five points (3G-2A) in two games, helping the Rockets earn a split with the Seattle Thunderbirds in the opening two games of Read More »

WHL Western Conference – Kelowna win Game 2, 1-1 now

April 24, 2017 by Kevin Bain The Kelowna Rockets are set to host the Seattle Thunderbirds for games three and four of the Western Conference Championships in the 2017 WHL Playoffs. The Rockets return to Kelowna after splitting games one and two in Kent, Washington with the T-Birds. On Friday the Rockets lost 5-4 after Read More »

WHL Western Conference – Seattle down Kelowna in game 1

  April 21, 2017 by Kevin Bain The Seattle Thunderbirds defeated the Kelowna Rockets 5-4 on Friday night in game one of the Western Conference Championship of the 2017 WHL Playoffs. Seattle opened the scoring in game one. Ryan Gropp (2) tipped a point shot that slipped behind Michael Herringer. After a video review it Read More »

WHL: Western Conference Preview

April 20, 2017 by Taylor Rocca As the Seattle Thunderbirds and Kelowna Rockets meet for the second consecutive time in the WHL’s Western Conference Championship series both sides carry their fair share of things to prove. Mathew Barzal, captain of the Thunderbirds, came back to the Western Hockey League with a lengthy checklist – two Read More »

WHL – Rockets Gardiner Player of the Week

    April 17, 2017 Calgary – The Western Hockey League has announced Kelowna Rockets forward Reid Gardiner as the WHL Player of the Week for the week ending April 16, 2017. Gardiner exploded for 12 points (6G-6A) in three games, helping the Rockets advance to the Western Conference Championship series for the fourth consecutive year following a five-game victory Read More »