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Kelowna Rockets head to Victoria to take on the Royals after break

Rockets’ downtime between pre-season and regular season is beneficial, says coach

 

Tyson Feist of the Kelowna Rockets skates during a game against the Victoria Royals at Prospera Place on March 11, 2020. (Marissa Baecker/Shoot the Breeze)

Kelowna Rockets name new captain

Tyson Feist is the 26th captain in Kelowna Rockets history

 

Former Saskatoon Blade Colton Dach shoots the puck during an Oct. 25, 2019 game against the Winnipeg Ice at the Sask Tel Centre in Saskatoon, Sask. (Contributed)

Kelowna Rockets make big pre-season move with one-for-one trade

Centre Trevor Wong is heading to the Saskatoon Blades in exchange for forward Colton Dach

 

Kelowna Rockets president and general manager Bruce Hamilton is happy to be back talking about hockey and the upcoming 2021-22 Western Hockey League season in the wake of COVID-19’s impact on junior hockey across Canada. (Marissa Baecker/Shoot the Breeze photo)

Kelowna Rockets brass reload for WHL season

No plans for retirment as Bruce Hamilton fired up for another WHL championship

Kelowna Rockets president and general manager Bruce Hamilton is happy to be back talking about hockey and the upcoming 2021-22 Western Hockey League season in the wake of COVID-19’s impact on junior hockey across Canada. (Marissa Baecker/Shoot the Breeze photo)
Max Graham spent last season with the Everett Silvertips (WHL).

Young prospect returns to Okanagan for upcoming Kelowna Rockets season

Forward Max Graham joins Kelowna Rockets in trade with Everett Silvertips

Max Graham spent last season with the Everett Silvertips (WHL).
Prospera Place, home of the Kelowna Rockets, hasn't hosted a game with fans since March of 2020.

Kelowna Rockets expect full house opening night despite new vax requirements

Kelowna Rockets owner Bruce Hamilton in full support of B.C.’s vaccine passport

Prospera Place, home of the Kelowna Rockets, hasn't hosted a game with fans since March of 2020.
The WHL is the second CHL league to mandate vaccines (FILE/WHL)

WHL announces vaccine mandate for players and staff this 2021/22 season

All WHL players and personnel are required to be vaccinated for the upcoming season

The WHL is the second CHL league to mandate vaccines (FILE/WHL)
Eli Zummack. (Contributed)

Kelowna product earns WHL award for most sportsmanlike player

Eli Zummack was the captain of the Spokane Chiefs

Eli Zummack. (Contributed)
Colorado has had its eye on Vancouver Giants netminder Trent Miner for some time, signing him in 2019 and putting him on the ice with the AHL Colorado Eagles for six games earlier this season. (Allen Douglas/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley-based Giants goalie Trent Miner signed to NHL team

Manitoba native, recently lauded for humanitarian efforts, key in Vancouver net last three seasons

Colorado has had its eye on Vancouver Giants netminder Trent Miner for some time, signing him in 2019 and putting him on the ice with the AHL Colorado Eagles for six games earlier this season. (Allen Douglas/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Prospera Place. (Photo by Marissa Baecker/Shoot the Breeze)
Prospera Place. (Photo by Marissa Baecker/Shoot the Breeze)
FILE – Oshawa Generals forward Anthony Cirelli, left, shoots and scores his team’s first goal against Kelowna Rockets goalie Jackson Whistle during second period action at the Memorial Cup final in Quebec City on Sunday, May 31, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot

B.C. government approves plan in principle to allow WHL to resume in the province

League includes Kamloops Blazers, Kelowna Rockets, Prince George Cougars, Vancouver Giants, Victoria Royals

FILE – Oshawa Generals forward Anthony Cirelli, left, shoots and scores his team’s first goal against Kelowna Rockets goalie Jackson Whistle during second period action at the Memorial Cup final in Quebec City on Sunday, May 31, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot
Surrey’s Caleb Reimer in Edmonton Oil Kings colours. The junior hockey team is among five Alberta-based WHL squads planning to play games starting Feb. 26. (Photo: oilkings.ca)

Quarantined for now, B.C. hockey prospect ‘fortunate’ to play WHL games in Alberta soon

Edmonton Oil Kings draft pick Caleb Reimer has skated with Delta Hockey Academy team this winter

Surrey’s Caleb Reimer in Edmonton Oil Kings colours. The junior hockey team is among five Alberta-based WHL squads planning to play games starting Feb. 26. (Photo: oilkings.ca)
Kelowna Rockets defenceman Kaedan Korczak has earned a spot on the Team Canada squad playing in the world junior tournament hosted this year by Edmonton. (Marissa Baecker/Shoot the Breeze photo)

Korczak carries on Team Canada tradition for Rockets

Pavel Novak and Michael Krutil will play for the Czech Republic in the tournament

Kelowna Rockets defenceman Kaedan Korczak has earned a spot on the Team Canada squad playing in the world junior tournament hosted this year by Edmonton. (Marissa Baecker/Shoot the Breeze photo)
Surrey-raised hockey player Luka Burzan in action with the WHL’s Brandon Wheat Kings. (Photo: Brandi Pollock/Wheat Kings)

‘Memorial eCup’ games to keep junior players plugged in, including Kelowna’s Burzan

WHL veteran’s pro dream is on hold as he skates in Kelowna

Surrey-raised hockey player Luka Burzan in action with the WHL’s Brandon Wheat Kings. (Photo: Brandi Pollock/Wheat Kings)
Kelowna Rockets Hockey Night In Canada jersey. (Contributed)

Rockets to auction off Hockey Night In Canada jerseys for charity

WHL member Clubs will also pay tribute to the Logan Boulet Effect

Kelowna Rockets Hockey Night In Canada jersey. (Contributed)
KELOWNA, BC - NOVEMBER 26: Cole Schwebius #31 of the Kelowna Rockets stretches on the ice during warm up against the Edmonton Oil Kings at Prospera Place on November 26, 2019 in Kelowna, Canada. (Photo by Marissa Baecker/Shoot the Breeze)

Rockets’ netminder Schwebius loaned to Salmon Arm Silverbacks

Schwebius appeared in 21 games for the Rockets during the 2019-20 season

KELOWNA, BC - NOVEMBER 26: Cole Schwebius #31 of the Kelowna Rockets stretches on the ice during warm up against the Edmonton Oil Kings at Prospera Place on November 26, 2019 in Kelowna, Canada. (Photo by Marissa Baecker/Shoot the Breeze)
The Kelowna Rockets pose for a picture with the Memorial Cup after winning in 2004. (Contributed)

Kelowna taxpayers could pay $90K for losses caused by cancelled Memorial Cup

$135,000 would be put aside for a potential bid for a future opportunity to host the tournament

The Kelowna Rockets pose for a picture with the Memorial Cup after winning in 2004. (Contributed)
WHL hockey could start back up in early October if everything goes according to plan. (Black Press Media file photo)

WHL hockey could hit the ice in October

Start date ‘contingent on receiving the necessary approvals from government and health authorities’

WHL hockey could start back up in early October if everything goes according to plan. (Black Press Media file photo)