Rockets resume winning ways

Tensions rose between two division rivals Saturday night at Prospera Place. The Kelowna Rockets and Vancouver Giants met for the second game of their home-and-home series in what proved to be a heated contest. Led by Myles Bell’s three-point effort, the Rockets defeated the Giants 4-2 in front of a sold-out crowd of 6,172 fans.Continue reading “Rockets resume winning ways”

Giant OT victory for Rockets

Just when it seemed that is was all over, the Kelowna Rockets came alive. The Rockets picked up a 4-3 overtime win against the Vancouver Giants on Tuesday night at Prospera Place, sparked by an effort in the dying seconds of the game. With 17 seconds remaining in regulation, Ryan Olsen potted a goal thatContinue reading “Giant OT victory for Rockets”

Repeat result for Rockets

The Kelowna Rockets beat the Kamloops Blazers in dramatic fashion on Saturday night. A shootout goal from Justin Kirkland was the deciding factor in the second game of a home-and-home series between these B.C. Division rivals, with Kelowna winning both contests 3-2. The Rockets (19-3-0-2) faced a couple of tough tests this weekend against theContinue reading “Repeat result for Rockets”

Dynamite night for Bowey, Rockets

Madison Bowey and the letter C seem to go well together. Kelowna’s newly appointed captain scored two points in the Rockets’ 6-2 victory over the Red Deer Rebels at Prospera Place on Wednesday evening. The 18-year-old blue-liner tallied a goal and an assist en route to being named as the game’s first star. The RocketsContinue reading “Dynamite night for Bowey, Rockets”

FOLLOWING FAMILY FOOTSTEPS

Nick Schmaltz has taken a familiar path to the World Junior A Challenge Nick Schmaltz remembers sitting next to his mother and father at the Consol Energy Centre in Pittsburgh, Penn. It was the summer of 2012 and older brother Jordan was projected as a high end draft pick at the NHL Entry Draft. “IContinue reading “FOLLOWING FAMILY FOOTSTEPS”

LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON: AUDETTE TRYING TO FOLLOW IN FOOTSTEPS OF NHLER DAD

He was barely old enough to tie his own skates when his father laced up for the Montreal Canadiens, but Daniel Audette still remembers exactly what it was like in the historic home of the storied franchise. Daniel has fond memories of the time he spent at the rink with his father Donald, who playedContinue reading “LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON: AUDETTE TRYING TO FOLLOW IN FOOTSTEPS OF NHLER DAD”

HOCKEY HOPEFUL AND PADDLING PRODIGY: QUILLAN ACHIEVES SUCCESS ON THE ICE AND IN THE WATER

Located along Canada’s eastern coast, the picturesque city of Dartmouth, N.S., is a haven for anyone interested in aquatics. Ferry boats dot the waterways, local residents and visitors can be seen strolling the harbor front in the summer months, and the winter makes for a young hockey player’s dream as the lakes and rivers freezeContinue reading “HOCKEY HOPEFUL AND PADDLING PRODIGY: QUILLAN ACHIEVES SUCCESS ON THE ICE AND IN THE WATER”

LEAVING A LEGACY: FEMALE HOCKEY IS A SOURCE OF PRIDE IN THE SMALL BUT PASSIONATE COMMUNITY OF DAWSON CREEK, B.C.

Nestled in the northern picturesque prairie land of the Peace River Region, Dawson Creek, B.C., has long been home to passionate hockey players, and ever-enthusiastic hockey fans. Now, the small but welcoming community of just under 12,000 residents is hosting one of the biggest events in female hockey, the 2012 National Women’s Under-18 Championship, whichContinue reading “LEAVING A LEGACY: FEMALE HOCKEY IS A SOURCE OF PRIDE IN THE SMALL BUT PASSIONATE COMMUNITY OF DAWSON CREEK, B.C.”

Get Into The Great Canadian Female Game: Several Development Activities Planned for National Championship in Dawson Creek

Are you a girl who loves lacing up her skates, picking up her stick and stepping onto the ice with your team? Are you a woman who wants to encourage players to be the best they can be from behind the bench? Or are you a female who wants to fly up and down theContinue reading “Get Into The Great Canadian Female Game: Several Development Activities Planned for National Championship in Dawson Creek”

THUNDER ROLLS, QUALIFIES FOR FOURTH CONSECUTIVE ESSO CUP

For the fourth year running the Edmonton Thunder are going to the Esso Cup, booking their spot at Canada’s National Female Midget Championship thanks to a two-game sweep of the Fraser Valley Phantom in the Pacific Regional. The Thunder scored a power-play goal with nine minutes left in Game 1 to escape with a 3-2Continue reading “THUNDER ROLLS, QUALIFIES FOR FOURTH CONSECUTIVE ESSO CUP”