WHL News

Rockets auction off jerseys

Nov 20, 2020 / 8:00 pm

Fans never got to see the Kelowna Rockets skate in special 'powder blue' jerseys last season as a fundraiser for the Kidney Foundation. However, you...

Schwebius goes virtual

Nov 19, 2020 / 9:00 pm

Kelowna Rockets goaltender Cole Schwebius will carry the hopes and dreams of his teammates on his shoulders when he represents the team in a virtual Memorial...

2 Rockets find Jr. A home

Nov 12, 2020 / 9:00 pm

Defencemen Jarod Newell and Jake Lee are the latest members of the Kelowna Rockets to find a place to play with the Western Hockey League on pause due to the...

Rockets on world stage

Nov 10, 2020 / 12:39 pm

Two more members of the Kelowna Rockets could be off to the 2021 World Junior Hockey championships slated for Edmonton beginning Christmas Day. Forward Pavel...

Rocket D-man a real Saint

Nov 3, 2020 / 4:00 am

Kelowna Rockets defenceman Sean Comrie will be a chance to work himself into game shape prior to the anticipated start of training camp. Comrie, healthy after...

Hockey settlement rejected

Oct 28, 2020 / 12:21 pm

A $30-million settlement of three class actions over the alleged failure to pay junior hockey players the minimum wage has been thrown into jeopardy after three...

2 Rockets on loan to Jr. A

Oct 27, 2020 / 9:00 pm

Two members of the Kelowna Rockets have been loaned to teams in the Manitoba Junior Hockey League. The two, forwards Dallon Wilton (Neepawa Natives) and Jake...

Ex-Rocket inks pro deal

Oct 19, 2020 / 8:00 pm

Former Kelowna Rocket forward Matthew Wedman is ready to start his professional career.. Wedman signed a one-year contract with the American Hockey League's...

WHL in a COVID world

Oct 15, 2020 / 9:00 pm

Owners of the 22 teams which make up the Western Hockey League will face "significant financial losses" during what will be an abbreviated regular...

Rocket pair drafted to NHL

Oct 7, 2020 / 7:00 pm

Two Kelowna Rockets heard their name called Wednesday during the final day of the NHL draft. Pavel Novak had to wait a little longer than expected before he was...

Novak on NHL radar

Oct 5, 2020 / 9:00 pm

Normally, Western Hockey League players are into the early throws of a brand new season in early October. But, as we know all too well, this is not a normal...

Warriors re-evaluate logo

Oct 4, 2020 / 4:00 am

The Western Hockey League's Moose Jaw Warriors is undertaking a review of the team's logo. The logo depicts a stylized face of what appears to be a...

Rockets set to hoist cup

Sep 19, 2020 / 9:00 am

Regardless of whether it is the Dallas Stars or Tampa Bay Lightning that win the Stanley Cup, at least one former Kelowna Rocket will be hoisting Lord...

Rockets left to wait, hope

Sep 5, 2020 / 4:00 am

It's not a normal September for Kelowna Rockets president and GM Bruce Hamilton, or anyone else within the organization. For the better part of four...

Rockets release Farren

Sep 1, 2020 / 9:45 am

While the start of the 2020-2021 Western Hockey League season remains in limbo, the business of hockey continues to go on. The Kelowna Rockets made a move...

Foote gets spot on wall

Aug 19, 2020 / 8:00 pm

Nolan Foote will forever have a place next to his brother on the Kelowna Rockets "Wall of Recognition." The image of the former Rocket forward with...

WHL pushes back start

Aug 6, 2020 / 1:01 pm

The Western Hockey League has joined the OHL in announcing plans to open the 2020-2021 season in December. The WHL's new target date is Dec. 4. The...

Contingency for 2023 cup?

Jul 10, 2020 / 4:00 am

Could Kelowna play host to the 2023 Memorial Cup? The city will ask council to squirrel away $135,000 just in case. Kelowna was slated to host the CHL...

Rockets nab Czech d-man

Jun 30, 2020 / 10:58 am

The Kelowna Rockets have dipped into the Czech Republic for a defenceman in Tuesday's CHL import draft. The Rockets, selecting 24th among the teams spanning...

New gig for Rocket coach

Jun 24, 2020 / 3:43 pm

Kelowna Rockets head coach Kris Mallette may be doing a bit of moonlighting later in the fall. Mallette, who replaced Adam Foote behind the Kelowna bench near...