If Kyle Topping and the Kelowna Rockets felt the glare of the Memorial Cup spotlight on them, it was. And it revealed a team still searching for its identity, but certainly a lot closer to finding it.
When Malindi Elmore reinvented herself as a marathon runner a year ago, she had no idea it would carry her back to Olympic starting line.
Even though the name is officially Big White Ski Resort, there are multiple other activities at this popular skihill that don’t involve downhill skiing and snowboarding.
The Kelowna Rockets were so sick and tired of watching other teams skirt punishment for dangerous hits — and then celebrate in the aftermath — that they took matters into their own hands.
Given how few healthy bodies the Kelowna Rockets have, Saturday night’s 7-2 loss to the Kamloops Blazers was stunning for its audacity. The WHL game degraded into a farce better reserved for bad Hollywood movies than modern hockey.
Kelowna Rockets GM Bruce Hamilton got an early jump on the WHL trade deadline on Thursday by acquiring defenceman Tyson Feist from the Regina Pats for a fourth-round draft pick.
In spite of the growing popularity of non-motorized rail trails in B.C., the province is allowing an unspoiled section of the Trans Canada Trail to be turned into a logging road. Not only that, but the Ministry of Forests is allowing a dozen other logging roads on rail trails.
With teammates there to greet him as he stepped off the plane late Monday in Kelowna, Rockets captain Nolan Foote donned his gold medal to boisterous cheers.
Andrew Zwicker is excited about this downhill season because Baldy Mountain Resort turned the corner during the past three seasons after a grand re-opening and getting back on a solid financial footing.
Yaniv Perets made 19 saves, Lukas Sillinger scored once and added an assist and the Penticton Vees blanked the Powell River Kings 4-0 in the BCHL on Friday night.
You know the hockey must be good if Bruce Hamilton is enjoying a late-night dinner in “beautiful downtown Regina” on a Thursday night — in December.
The Kelowna Rockets extended both their winning and point streaks on Tuesday night with a 2-1 shootout victory over the Brandon Wheat Kings at Westoba Place in Manitoba.