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One of the Rockets newest players, Ismail Abougouche in preseason action (Photo - @Kelowna_Rockets/Twitter)

A veteran group to lead the way: Kelowna Rockets season preview

The Rockets open the season at home (Prospera Place) on Saturday, Sept. 24 at 7:05 p.m.

 

(Photo - Kelowna Chiefs Junior Hockey Club/Facebook)

New locals and a Scotsman: Kelowna Chiefs season preview

The Chiefs open their season this weekend with a home-and-home series against Summerland

 

FILE - Colorado Avalanche center Nathan MacKinnon lifts the Stanley Cup after the team defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 6 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals on Sunday, June 26, 2022, in Tampa, Fla. The Colorado Avalanche are making Nathan MacKinnon the highest-paid player in the NHL’s salary cap era. MacKinnon, who just turned 27 earlier this month, signed an eight-year contract that is worth $100.8 million, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022, because the team did not announce terms of the contract. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)

Training camps open around NHL after another short offseason

NHL back with a chance to finally get back on a normal schedule

FILE - Colorado Avalanche center Nathan MacKinnon lifts the Stanley Cup after the team defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 6 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals on Sunday, June 26, 2022, in Tampa, Fla. The Colorado Avalanche are making Nathan MacKinnon the highest-paid player in the NHL’s salary cap era. MacKinnon, who just turned 27 earlier this month, signed an eight-year contract that is worth $100.8 million, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022, because the team did not announce terms of the contract. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)
From left to right: #12 Brennan Nelson, #25 Aidan Reeves & #26 Christopher Duclair show off the Every Child Matters jerseys to be worn on Truth & Reconciliation Day when the Warriors take on the Wenatchee Wild in their home opener (Photo - West Kelowna Warriors/Contributed)

Every Child Matters jerseys & honouring a former teammate: West Kelowna Warriors home opening weekend

The Warriors opening weekend takes place at Royal LePage Place on Sept. 30 and Oct. 1

From left to right: #12 Brennan Nelson, #25 Aidan Reeves & #26 Christopher Duclair show off the Every Child Matters jerseys to be worn on Truth & Reconciliation Day when the Warriors take on the Wenatchee Wild in their home opener (Photo - West Kelowna Warriors/Contributed)
Vancouver Canucks mascot Fin riding the South Okanagan Events Centre Zamboni during the team’s appearance at the 2022 Young Stars Classic in Penticton. (Credit- Vancouver Canucks)

VIDEO: Vancouver Canucks release thank you video to Penticton after Young Stars Classic

The team released a special tribute video to Peach City for hosting the tournament

Vancouver Canucks mascot Fin riding the South Okanagan Events Centre Zamboni during the team’s appearance at the 2022 Young Stars Classic in Penticton. (Credit- Vancouver Canucks)
The Vancouver Canucks finished the 2022 Young Stars Classic with a 2-1 record, after getting standout performances from Danila Klimovich and Tristen Nielsen. (Marissa Baecker/Shoot the Breeze)

PHOTOS: Breakout weekend for Vancouver Canucks’ top prospects in Penticton

The Canucks finished the weekend with a 2-1 record, dropping its final game to the undefeated Oilers

The Vancouver Canucks finished the 2022 Young Stars Classic with a 2-1 record, after getting standout performances from Danila Klimovich and Tristen Nielsen. (Marissa Baecker/Shoot the Breeze)
Abbotsford’s Jake Virtanen, shown here during his sexual assault trial this summer, has agreed to a professional tryout agreement with the Edmonton Oilers. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

Ex-Canuck Virtanen given shot at joining Oilers after not-guilty sex assault verdict

Virtanen hasn’t played professionally since he was put on leave in 2021

Abbotsford’s Jake Virtanen, shown here during his sexual assault trial this summer, has agreed to a professional tryout agreement with the Edmonton Oilers. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)
The 2022 Young Stars Classic returns to Penticton Friday, Sept. 16. Prospects from the Edmonton Oilers battled those from the Winnipeg Jets to kick off the action. (Brennan Phillips- Western News)

PHOTOS: NHL prospects shine in Penticton at 2022 Young Stars Classic

Action continues Saturday night at the SOEC with the Battle of Alberta

The 2022 Young Stars Classic returns to Penticton Friday, Sept. 16. Prospects from the Edmonton Oilers battled those from the Winnipeg Jets to kick off the action. (Brennan Phillips- Western News)
The 2022 Young Stars Classic returns to Penticton Friday, Sept. 16. Prospects from the Edmonton Oilers battled those from the Winnipeg Jets to kick off the action. (Brennan Phillips- Western News)

PHOTOS: NHL prospects shine in Penticton at 2022 Young Stars Classic

Action continues Saturday night at the SOEC with the Battle of Alberta

The 2022 Young Stars Classic returns to Penticton Friday, Sept. 16. Prospects from the Edmonton Oilers battled those from the Winnipeg Jets to kick off the action. (Brennan Phillips- Western News)
Hubert Davis, director of the film “Black Ice,” is photographed in Toronto on Tuesday, September 13, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Alex Lupul

Director Hubert Davis on ‘Black Ice’ and the untold Black hockey experience

Documentary will screen at the Vancouver International Film Festival later this month

Hubert Davis, director of the film “Black Ice,” is photographed in Toronto on Tuesday, September 13, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Alex Lupul
After four seasons as the West Kelowna Warriors play-by-play broadcaster, Chase Johnston has been named the broadcaster of the Brandon Wheat Kings of the WHL (Contributed)

Voice of the West Kelowna Warriors gets the call to the WHL, team brings back familiar face

After four seasons with the Warriors, Johnston is now the voice of the WHL’s Brandon Wheat Kings

After four seasons as the West Kelowna Warriors play-by-play broadcaster, Chase Johnston has been named the broadcaster of the Brandon Wheat Kings of the WHL (Contributed)
Glen McCurdie, Hockey Canada's former vice-president of insurance and risk management, appears as a witness at the standing committee on Canadian Heritage in Ottawa on Wednesday, July 27, 2022, looking into how Hockey Canada handled allegations of sexual assault and a subsequent lawsuit. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Hockey Canada boasted about its ‘second to none’ safe-sport management in 2019

Asked to self-govern its safe-sport cases, despite facing a ‘significant potential claim’

Glen McCurdie, Hockey Canada's former vice-president of insurance and risk management, appears as a witness at the standing committee on Canadian Heritage in Ottawa on Wednesday, July 27, 2022, looking into how Hockey Canada handled allegations of sexual assault and a subsequent lawsuit. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Canada players celebrate after Brianne Jenner (second right) scored her second goal of the game during the IIHF World Championship Woman’s ice hockey gold medal match between USA and Canada in Herning, Denmark, Sunday, Sept. 4, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Bo Amstrup/Ritzau Scanpix via AP
Canada players celebrate after Brianne Jenner (second right) scored her second goal of the game during the IIHF World Championship Woman’s ice hockey gold medal match between USA and Canada in Herning, Denmark, Sunday, Sept. 4, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Bo Amstrup/Ritzau Scanpix via AP
Michael Salandra (centre), one of the newest members of the West Kelowna Warriors, battles two Vernon Vipers on Saturday, Sept. 10 in BCHL preseason action (Photo - Tami Quan - @tamiquanphotos/Twitter)

Season Preview: Marquee names take shape on West Kelowna Warriors roster

The Warriors 2022-23 BCHL season starts on Friday, Sept. 23

Michael Salandra (centre), one of the newest members of the West Kelowna Warriors, battles two Vernon Vipers on Saturday, Sept. 10 in BCHL preseason action (Photo - Tami Quan - @tamiquanphotos/Twitter)
The Vancouver Canucks bring back the Young Stars Classic to Penticton this Friday. (File Photo)

Vancouver Canucks play host to NHL young stars in Penticton this weekend

Action gets underway Friday night at the South Okanagan Events Centre

The Vancouver Canucks bring back the Young Stars Classic to Penticton this Friday. (File Photo)
Habs and Leafs fans are facing off online thanks to two particular items on the menu at 17 Mile House Pub. (@Angeline19781 - Twitter)

Battle for the soul of Canada’s game playing out on B.C. pub’s poutine menu

Habs fans faceoff against Leafs Nation after jab on Vancouver Island menu ignites hockey Twitter

Habs and Leafs fans are facing off online thanks to two particular items on the menu at 17 Mile House Pub. (@Angeline19781 - Twitter)
Prospera Place in Kelowna during a Rockets game. (Kelowna Rockets/Contributed)

Hockey is back in Kelowna: Rockets, Warriors, Chiefs all hit the ice in preseason action

The three teams all begin the regular season over the next couple weeks

Prospera Place in Kelowna during a Rockets game. (Kelowna Rockets/Contributed)
Entering his third season as the Kelowna Rockets head coach, Kris Mallette has high expectations for his team (Photo - @Kelowna_Rockets/Twitter)

Kelowna Rockets head coach has high expectations for upcoming season

The Kelowna Rockets first preseason game is on Friday, Sept. 9 in Kamloops

Entering his third season as the Kelowna Rockets head coach, Kris Mallette has high expectations for his team (Photo - @Kelowna_Rockets/Twitter)
The Kelowna Chiefs are hosting a preseason exhibition showcase this weekend, Sept. 9-11 (Photo - Kelowna Chiefs Junior Hockey Club + Jeff’s Photography/Facebook)

Hitting the ice at Rutland Arena: Kelowna Chiefs to host preseason showcase

Four teams will be six games over three days in Kelowna from Sept. 9-11

The Kelowna Chiefs are hosting a preseason exhibition showcase this weekend, Sept. 9-11 (Photo - Kelowna Chiefs Junior Hockey Club + Jeff’s Photography/Facebook)
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