It will all be over in about a week. That is, the current edition of the Stanley Cup playoffs. And what an edition it has been, orchestrated by the National Hockey League with admirable efficiency amid COVID-19 restrictions. Indeed, the NHL seems to have gotten it right. When the […]
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The first two picks in this year’s WHL Bantam Draft have now signed their WHL Education Contracts with Riley Heidt signing with the Prince George Cougars.
It was an historic day for the Kelowna Rockets organization when the brain trust convened April 22 to conduct its 2020 Western Hockey League Bantam Draft. For Lorne Frey, now 70 years of age, it was his final day with the Rockets in his role as assistant general manager […]
The WHL Bantam Draft gets underway a few hours after this article is posted and if there was any doubt who the Regina Pats would select with the first overall pick, the Pats put that to rest on Tuesday.
On occasion, a 1-0 hockey game can include the thrills and spills that contribute to an epic contest, a memorable low-scoring tilt that can leave an audience entirely entertained. In Kelowna on Tuesday, where the Edmonton Oil Kings played a perfect road game against the Rockets to earn the victory, […]
Kelowna Rockets – Last Season: 28-32-6-2 (4th in B.C. Division) After a disastrous start last season that saw the Rockets sitting with a 4-10 record out of the gate, which was punctuated by the firing of then head coach Jason Smith, Kelowna continued to struggle with establishing consistency throughout the […]
As the Kelowna Rockets embark on what is destined to be a memorable Western Hockey League season, it would seem a contradiction of sorts exists. With the 2020 Memorial Cup scheduled for the Okanagan Valley in May, many supporters of the franchise have been suggesting an overhaul of the roster […]
We continue on with our ongoing series as we start the long road to the 2019-20 WHL season. We will be going in the order that teams were eliminated from contention. Keep in mind that the roster guesses vary because of information made available to us. We did our very […]
Bruce Hamilton is best known these days as the owner and general manager of the Kelowna Rockets of the Western Hockey League. Perennially a top team in the WHL, the Rockets have struggled this season to a 12-15-2 record through early December. What many current WHL followers may not know […]
Bruce Hamilton is best known these days as the owner and general manager of Kelowna Rockets of the Western Hockey League. Perennially a top team in the WHL, the Rockets have struggled this season to a 12-15-2 record through early December. What many current WHL followers may not know about […]