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Portland’s Josh Zakreski (left) and Kelowna’s Dylan Wightman battle for the puck during the Winterhawks’ 3-1 WHL win over the hometown Rockets Saturday, Jan. 8, at Prospera Place. (kelownarockets.com)

Portland rallies past Kelowna Rockets

Home team scores 31 seconds into game, Winterhawks scored three straight for 3-1 win

 

The Kelowna Rockets will meet the Portland Winterhawks for the fourth and final time this season on Saturday (Jan. 8) after the team’s game the night before the postponed. (Steve Dunsmoor photo)

Kelowna Rockets back on the ice Saturday after six-day hiatus

The team’s game on Friday against the Vancouver Giants was postponed

 

Zack Ostapchuk struck 30 seconds into overtime and three other Giants had a pair of points in a 4-3 victory over the Kelowna Rockets on Sunday afternoon, Jan, 2. (Gary Ahuja, Langley Events Centre/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Friday night’s Kelowna Rockets game cancelled

The game is cancelled due to a number of Vancouver Giants players testing positive for COVID

 

Rocky Raccoon, the mascot of the Kelowna Rockets, poses in front of the net cam during an intermission at the Kelowna Rockets vs. Prince George Cougars game at Prospera Place on November 30, 2019. (Photo by Marissa Baecker/Shoot the Breeze)

The Kelowna Rockets’ annual Teddy Bear Toss game is tonight at Prospera Place

Saturday’s game (Dec. 18) against Kamloops marks the eighth time the Rockets have hosted the event

Rocky Raccoon, the mascot of the Kelowna Rockets, poses in front of the net cam during an intermission at the Kelowna Rockets vs. Prince George Cougars game at Prospera Place on November 30, 2019. (Photo by Marissa Baecker/Shoot the Breeze)
The Kelowna Rockets hired Eli Wilson, left, on Monday to be the team's goalie coach. (Photo- Paige Bednorz, Kelowna Rockets)

Kelowna Rockets hire goaltending coach Eli Wilson

Wilson has worked with over 36 NHL goaltenders

The Kelowna Rockets hired Eli Wilson, left, on Monday to be the team's goalie coach. (Photo- Paige Bednorz, Kelowna Rockets)
The Kelowna Rockets fell 5-4 to the Portland Winterhawks at Prospera Place on Nov. 5. (Photo: Steve Dunsmoor/Kelowna Rockets)

Kelowna Rockets fall short in comeback against Portland Winterhawks

The Winterhawks took a commanding 4-2 lead after the first period

The Kelowna Rockets fell 5-4 to the Portland Winterhawks at Prospera Place on Nov. 5. (Photo: Steve Dunsmoor/Kelowna Rockets)
(Contributed/Kelowna Rockets)

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

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

(Contributed/Kelowna Rockets)
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

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)
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

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 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)