WHL News

Rockets release Basran

Jul 29, 2021 / 3:06 pm

Goaltender Roman Basran was a victim of the numbers game. Basran was given his outright release Thursday when he was unclaimed after being placed on waivers....

Rockets hire new assistant

Jul 21, 2021 / 4:00 am

The Kelowna Rockets didn't have to go far to find a replacement for assistant coach Vern Fiddler. The Rockets announced Tuesday they have hired 44-year-old...

Clouston new Blazers GM

Jul 20, 2021 / 10:18 am

The Kamloops Blazers didn't have to look very far to find their new general manager. Shaun Clouston was promoted Tuesday to head coach/general manager of...

Rockets nab Czech in draft

Jun 30, 2021 / 5:41 pm

The Kelowna Rockets hope to have two Czech natives in the lineup when they open up the 2021-2022 season in October. The Rockets, who will have forward Pavel...

Rockets schedule released

Jun 23, 2021 / 9:00 pm

The Kelowna Rockets will play a lot more weekend games at Prospera Place during the upcoming Western Hockey League season. The schedule, released Wednesday,...

Rockets pre-season sked

Jun 22, 2021 / 4:00 am

The Kelowna Rockets will hit the ice for five pre-season games leading up to the anticipated start of the 2021-2022 Western Hockey League season. The exhibition...

Robison stays at WHL helm

Jun 17, 2021 / 9:00 pm

The Western Hockey League's board of governors has insured Ron Robison will become the league's longest serving commissioner. The board announced...

WHL season opens Oct. 1

Jun 16, 2021 / 12:26 pm

Anticipating the lifting of health restrictions across Western Canada and the Pacific Northwest, the WHL Wednesday announced home openers for each of the 22...

Rockets extend Mallette

Jun 3, 2021 / 9:00 pm

Kris Mallette will continue at the helm of the Kelowna Rockets for the foreseeable future. Mallette was named head coach in March of last year after taking over...

Chiefs win WHL lottery

Jun 2, 2021 / 8:00 pm

The Kelowna Rockets were nothing more than interested bystanders during the Western Hockey League draft lottery. The lottery, held Wednesday morning, determined...

Fiddler leaves Rocket post

Jun 1, 2021 / 4:28 pm

Vern Fiddler will not be behind the bench when the Kelowna Rockets open the 2021-2022 Western Hockey League season. The club announced Tuesday Fiddler will not...

Blazers trio ranked for draft

May 27, 2021 / 2:53 pm

Three forwards for the Kamloops Blazers made the NHL Central Scouting rankings. Assistant captain Logan Stankoven is ranked at 31, Caedan Bankier at 102, and...

Blazers GM leaving club

May 25, 2021 / 10:33 am

Fresh off back-to-back WHL B.C. Division titles, Kamloops Blazers general manager Matt Bardsley announced his surprise resignation from the club on Tuesday,...

Blazers earn WHL honours

May 18, 2021 / 8:18 am

The strange, pandemic-shortened Western Hockey League bubble season is over, but two Kamloops Blazers are still collecting accolades. Blazers forward Josh...

Rockets close out on a win

May 12, 2021 / 10:00 pm

The WHL's abbreviated BC Division season concluded where, and how it started Wednesday night - at Prospera Place with the Kelowna Rockets victorious over...

Blazers finish bubble on top

May 12, 2021 / 9:56 pm

Four different players scored Wednesday as the Kamloops Blazers closed out their strange, pandemic-shortened bubble WHL season with a 4-0 win over the Prince...

Blazers lay 10 on Rockets

May 10, 2021 / 10:15 pm

It's just as well fans weren't allowed inside Prospera Place Monday, because they wouldn't have liked what they saw. The Kamloops Blazers rolled...

Four Blazers earn honours

May 10, 2021 / 6:00 pm

Four of the six players named to the most recent WHL B.C. Team of the Week are Kamloops Blazers. Forwards Matthew Seminoff and Fraser Minten and defencemen Mats...

Rockets back in win column

May 9, 2021 / 8:30 pm

The Kelowna Rockets got off to a great start, then rode the hot hand of goaltender Cole Schwebius in a 2-1 victory Sunday over the Prince George Cougars. The...

Blazers win, clinch division

May 8, 2021 / 9:55 pm

The Kamloops Blazers clinched their second consecutive WHL B.C. Division title on Saturday with a 3-1 win over the Vancouver Giants inside an empty Sandman...