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Stankoven, Garand to wear Maple Leaf as Canada opens rescheduled World Junior Championship

Stankoven, Garand to wear Maple Leaf as Canada opens rescheduled World Junior Championship

Aug 9, 2022 / 10:22 am

A pair of Kamloops Blazers will don the Maple Leaf on Wednesday as Canada begins pool play at the 2022 World Junior Hockey Championship in Edmonton. Forward...

2 Rockets win gold at Hlinka Gretzky Cup

2 Rockets win gold at Hlinka Gretzky Cup

Aug 6, 2022 / 7:54 pm

Kelowna Rockets forward Andrew Cristall and defenceman Caden Price have won gold with team Canada at the 2022 Hlinka Gretzky Cup after a 4-1 win over Sweden in...

Kelowna native signs NHL entry-level contract with Chicago

Kelowna native signs NHL entry-level contract with Chicago

Aug 4, 2022 / 8:00 pm

Jalen Luypen's star is on the rise. The Kelowna native, who was passed over by the top teams throughout minor hockey, has signed his first NHL contract. The...

Kelowna Rockets return to a normal training camp regimen

Kelowna Rockets return to a normal training camp regimen

Aug 3, 2022 / 9:00 pm

For the first time since 2019, the Kelowna Rockets will hold a complete training camp schedule. The schedule will include a full rookie camp followed by a main...

Michal Gut will use special designed sticks at world junior's to support Pavel Novak's battle with cancer

Michal Gut will use special designed sticks at world junior's to support Pavel Novak's battle with cancer

Aug 2, 2022 / 6:08 pm

Czechia forward Pavel Novak may not physically be in Edmonton at the World Junior Hockey Championships, but teammate Michal Gut will make sure he is in spirit....

Hay returns for third stint behind Blazers bench ahead of Memorial Cup season

Hay returns for third stint behind Blazers bench ahead of Memorial Cup season

Aug 2, 2022 / 9:30 am

Don Hay is back home on Mark Recchi Way. The winningest coach in WHL history, Hay has been hired as an associate coach for the Kamloops Blazers ahead of the...

Kelowna Rocket forward Gabriel Szturc will skate for Czechia at the World Junior championship

Kelowna Rocket forward Gabriel Szturc will skate for Czechia at the World Junior championship

Jul 28, 2022 / 9:00 pm

The Kelowna Rockets will be represented at the World Junior Hockey Championship after all. Forward Gabriel Szturc has been added to the Czechia roster for the...

Two Rockets to represent Canada

Two Rockets to represent Canada

Jul 26, 2022 / 9:54 am

Two Kelowna Rockets players will have the honour of wearing Canada’s red and white colours as a part of the National Men’s Summer Under 18 Team at...

Blazers' Logan Stankoven wins Lightning McQueen Cup at Stars training camp

Blazers' Logan Stankoven wins Lightning McQueen Cup at Stars training camp

Jul 17, 2022 / 12:00 pm

Kamloops Blazers forward Logan Stankoven was named the most outstanding player at the Dallas Stars development camp. A Twitter post shared by the NHL team said...

6 Kelowna Rockets have been invited to NHL development camps

6 Kelowna Rockets have been invited to NHL development camps

Jul 11, 2022 / 3:45 pm

There were no Kelowna Rockets taken at this year’s NHL Draft but that doesn’t mean they won’t be represented when NHL development camps open...

Blazers send 13 players to NHL development camps

Blazers send 13 players to NHL development camps

Jul 11, 2022 / 10:24 am

The Kamloops Blazers are sending more than a dozen players to NHL development camps. Logan Stankoven, Ethan Brandwood and Matthew Seminoff are headed to the...

Kelowna Rockets release 2022-23 road-game schedule

Kelowna Rockets release 2022-23 road-game schedule

Jul 9, 2022 / 7:00 pm

The Kelowna Rockets have released their road-game schedule for the upcoming 2022-23 season. After opening the season at home on September 24, the Rockets will...

Minten, Lindgren, Seminoff, Kuefler hear names called at NHL Draft

Minten, Lindgren, Seminoff, Kuefler hear names called at NHL Draft

Jul 8, 2022 / 11:52 am

UPDATE: 11:52 a.m. A fourth Kamloops Blazer has been selected at the NHL Draft in Montreal. Forward Daylan Kuefler was drafted by the New York Islanders on...

Defenceman, goaltender selected by Blazers in CHL Import Draft

Defenceman, goaltender selected by Blazers in CHL Import Draft

Jul 1, 2022 / 11:01 am

The Kamloops Blazers made two selections on Friday in the CHL Import Draft, taking a Finnish defenceman and a goaltender from the Czech Republic. The Blazers...

Czech defenceman chosen by Rockets in CHL Import Draft

Czech defenceman chosen by Rockets in CHL Import Draft

Jul 1, 2022 / 9:52 am

The Kelowna Rockets went to the Czech Republic with their pick Friday in the CHL Import Draft. The Rockets selected right-shot D-man Marek Rocak, who plays for...

Blazers' Stankoven named top player in major-junior hockey

Blazers' Stankoven named top player in major-junior hockey

Kamloops Jun 28, 2022 / 4:25 pm

Kamloops Blazers forward Logan Stankoven has been named the top player in junior hockey. The 19-year-old Kamloops native was named the CHL David Branch Player...

Blazers netminder earns CHL Goaltender of the Year honours

Blazers netminder earns CHL Goaltender of the Year honours

Kamloops Jun 28, 2022 / 3:46 pm

Kamloops Blazers netminder Dylan Garand has been named the top goalie in junior hockey — the first Blazer to earn the honour in 30 years. The New York...

Kelowna Rockets welcome East Division teams for the first time since 2018

Kelowna Rockets welcome East Division teams for the first time since 2018

Jun 26, 2022 / 10:00 am

It's a signal from the Western Hockey League that things are starting to return to normal. After two seasons in which teams played either within their own...

Kelowna Rocket forward Pavel Novak will begin cancer treatments next week

Kelowna Rocket forward Pavel Novak will begin cancer treatments next week

Jun 24, 2022 / 3:42 pm

Kelowna Rockets forward Pavel Novak has a new fight on his hands, and it has nothing to do with hockey. The 20-year old Minnesota Wild prospect announced...

Kelowna Rockets kick off pre season schedule in Kamloops

Kelowna Rockets kick off pre season schedule in Kamloops

Jun 18, 2022 / 3:00 pm

While we wait for summer to finally arrive in the Okanagan, you'll be happy to know the Kelowna Rockets will hit the ice in less than three months. The...

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