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Vancouver Canucks goalie Thatcher Demko (35) and Toronto Maple Leafs’ Rasmus Sandin (38), of Sweden, watch the puck after Demko made the save during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Saturday, February 12, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Thatcher Demko makes 51 saves as Canucks trip visiting Toronto Maple Leafs 3-2

Miller, Boeser have two points apiece to lead Vancouver attack

Vancouver Canucks goalie Thatcher Demko (35) and Toronto Maple Leafs’ Rasmus Sandin (38), of Sweden, watch the puck after Demko made the save during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Saturday, February 12, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Rockets captain Tyson Feist skates with the puck on Friday night (Photo - @Kelowna_Rockets Twitter)

Rockets beat league-leading Everett 4-3 on Friday night

Tayln Boyko stood on his head in net while Pavel Novak scored the shootout winner

Rockets captain Tyson Feist skates with the puck on Friday night (Photo - @Kelowna_Rockets Twitter)
Rockets welcome Tri-City to town Saturday night at Prospera Centre, puck drop at 7 p.m. (Photo - John Keller/Tri-City Americans)

Sports weekend preview: Rockets and Warriors host, Chiefs on the road

It’s another big hockey weekend for Kelowna; UBCO and OC basketball in action as well

Rockets welcome Tri-City to town Saturday night at Prospera Centre, puck drop at 7 p.m. (Photo - John Keller/Tri-City Americans)
FILE PHOTO - Then-Montreal Canadiens head coach Claude Julien, goes over a drill with forward Nick Suzuki during practice Friday, July 17, 2020 in Brossard, Que. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Claude Julien set to rejoin Canada’s Olympic men’s hockey team

Veteran bench boss back from broken ribs, will re-take the helm after 5-1 opening win over Germany

FILE PHOTO - Then-Montreal Canadiens head coach Claude Julien, goes over a drill with forward Nick Suzuki during practice Friday, July 17, 2020 in Brossard, Que. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
New Montreal Canadiens interim head coach Martin St. Louis speaks to the media alongside in Brossard, Que., Thursday, Feb. 10, 2022. In his introductory press conference Thursday morning, the Stanley Cup champion admitted that becoming a head coach was something he was preparing for a decade. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

St. Louis looking to prove doubters wrong yet again as Canadiens interim coach

Despite lack of experience, former Stanley Cup champ says he’s prepared for a decade to be head coach

New Montreal Canadiens interim head coach Martin St. Louis speaks to the media alongside in Brossard, Que., Thursday, Feb. 10, 2022. In his introductory press conference Thursday morning, the Stanley Cup champion admitted that becoming a head coach was something he was preparing for a decade. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
Cammi Granato poses with her new book, “I Can Play Too,” Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2022, in Seattle. For years, Hockey Hall of Famer Granato was asked to write a book about her experience in becoming one of the finest women’s hockey players of all time. She finally has, but on her own terms and with a specific audience in mind: kids. And while her book is based around hockey and her personal experiences, Granato is hoping the message can resonate beyond the ice. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Vancouver Canucks name Hall of Famer Cammi Granato as an assistant GM

U.S. hockey legend latest executive added as team continues massive off-ice makeover

Cammi Granato poses with her new book, “I Can Play Too,” Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2022, in Seattle. For years, Hockey Hall of Famer Granato was asked to write a book about her experience in becoming one of the finest women’s hockey players of all time. She finally has, but on her own terms and with a specific audience in mind: kids. And while her book is based around hockey and her personal experiences, Granato is hoping the message can resonate beyond the ice. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Vancouver Canucks’ Luke Schenn (2) loses his helmet as he and New York Islanders’ Ross Johnston (32) fight during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Wednesday, February 9, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Vancouver Canucks’ Luke Schenn (2) loses his helmet as he and New York Islanders’ Ross Johnston (32) fight during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Wednesday, February 9, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Prospera Centre will be empty on Wednesday night at the Rockets and Giants and postponed due to COVID protocols (Photo by Marissa Baecker)

Rockets vs. Vancouver Giants game postponed due to COVID

It’s the second game postponed between the Rockets and the Giants

Prospera Centre will be empty on Wednesday night at the Rockets and Giants and postponed due to COVID protocols (Photo by Marissa Baecker)
Team Canada’s Marie-Philip Poulin, centre, celebrates defeating the United States to win gold at the IIHF Women’s World Championship hockey action in Calgary, Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

QUIZ: How much do you know about women’s hockey?

The 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing will feature some thrilling action on the ice

Team Canada’s Marie-Philip Poulin, centre, celebrates defeating the United States to win gold at the IIHF Women’s World Championship hockey action in Calgary, Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Vancouver Canucks goalie Thatcher Demko, bottom right, stops Arizona Coyotes’ Antoine Roussel (26), of France, as Vancouver’s Kyle Burroughs (44) covers the net during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Tuesday, February 8, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

J.T. Miller collects 400th career point as Canucks dump Arizona Coyotes 5-1

Demko makes 35 saves as Vancouver returns from all-star break with win

Vancouver Canucks goalie Thatcher Demko, bottom right, stops Arizona Coyotes’ Antoine Roussel (26), of France, as Vancouver’s Kyle Burroughs (44) covers the net during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Tuesday, February 8, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Vernon’s Troy Mick has been named the hockey director and head coach of the BCHL Wenatchee Wild’s development teams, 18UAAA Wenatchee Wolves and 16UAAA Wenatchee Wilderness. (file photo)

Wild move for Vernon’s Mick

Troy Mick, former Vernon Vipers and Salmon Arm Silverbacks coach/GM, joins Wenatchee Wild’s development program

Vernon’s Troy Mick has been named the hockey director and head coach of the BCHL Wenatchee Wild’s development teams, 18UAAA Wenatchee Wolves and 16UAAA Wenatchee Wilderness. (file photo)
With last night’s win, the Rockets take the season series against Spokane 2-1. (Photo - Steve Dunsmoor)

Kelowna hockey squads sweep the competition Friday night

The Warriors and Chiefs won last night as well, completed the Kelowna hockey sweep

With last night’s win, the Rockets take the season series against Spokane 2-1. (Photo - Steve Dunsmoor)
Rockets defenseman Elias Carmichael (#14) collides with a Spokane player earlier this season (Photo - Steve Dunsmoor)

Sports weekend preview: Rockets look to stay hot

Eight hockey games over the weekend; UBCO and OC basketball and volleyball in action as well

Rockets defenseman Elias Carmichael (#14) collides with a Spokane player earlier this season (Photo - Steve Dunsmoor)
Vancouver Canucks’ Alex Chiasson, left, celebrates his goal with Justin Dowling during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Chicago Blackhawks, Monday, Jan. 31, 2022, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Halak makes 20 saves, Boeser scores as Canucks top Chicago Blackhawks 3-1

New Vancouver GM Patrick Allvin joins team in the Windy City

Vancouver Canucks’ Alex Chiasson, left, celebrates his goal with Justin Dowling during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Chicago Blackhawks, Monday, Jan. 31, 2022, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
Kunlun Red Star’s Cory Kane, a two-time Royal Bank Cup champion with the Vernon Vipers in 2009 and 2010, plays pro hockey for Beijing-based Kunlun Red Star in Russia’s Kontinental Hockey League. Kane is one of four BCHL grads from Kunlun selected to China’s first-ever men’s Olympic hockey team. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

Former Vernon Vipers forward making history with Chinese hockey

Cory Kane, along with three other BCHL grads, named to China’s first-ever men’s Olympic team

Kunlun Red Star’s Cory Kane, a two-time Royal Bank Cup champion with the Vernon Vipers in 2009 and 2010, plays pro hockey for Beijing-based Kunlun Red Star in Russia’s Kontinental Hockey League. Kane is one of four BCHL grads from Kunlun selected to China’s first-ever men’s Olympic hockey team. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
New addition to the Edmonton Oilers Evander Kane speaks to media in Edmonton, Friday, Jan. 28, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Kane asks fans to keep an open mind as controversial forward joins Oilers

Kane declared bankruptcy in 2021, with more than US$26 million in debts

New addition to the Edmonton Oilers Evander Kane speaks to media in Edmonton, Friday, Jan. 28, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Vancouver Island’s Micah Zandee-Hart is competing at the Beijing Winter Olympics this year with the Canadian women’s hockey team. (Photo courtesy of the Canadian Olympic Committee)

Zandee-Hart makes B.C. hockey history with Canada’s women’s Olympic team

Vancouver Islander to make her Winter Games debut in Beijing on Feb. 3

Vancouver Island’s Micah Zandee-Hart is competing at the Beijing Winter Olympics this year with the Canadian women’s hockey team. (Photo courtesy of the Canadian Olympic Committee)
Winnipeg Jets’ Pierre-Luc Dubois (80) looks to tip the puck past Vancouver Canucks goaltender Spencer Martin (30) as J.T. Miller (9) defends during first period NHL action in Winnipeg on Thursday, January 27, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods

J.T. Miller nets hat trick as Canucks snap skid with a 5-1 victory over Jets

Spencer Martin makes 33 saves for Vancouver to record first career victory

Winnipeg Jets’ Pierre-Luc Dubois (80) looks to tip the puck past Vancouver Canucks goaltender Spencer Martin (30) as J.T. Miller (9) defends during first period NHL action in Winnipeg on Thursday, January 27, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods
After an on-ice fight, South Carolina Stingrays defenseman Jordan Subban (5), left, is held by linesman Shane Gustafson while Jacksonville Icemen defenseman Jacob Panetta (15) is face-down on the ice engaged with another player during overtime of an ECHL hockey game in Jacksonville, Fla., Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022. The ECHL has suspended Panetta after the brother of longtime NHL defenseman P.K. Subban accused the Jacksonville defenseman of making “monkey gestures” in his direction. (AP Photo/Gary McCullough)

League punishes minor league hockey player accused of racist gestures

Jacob Panetta suspended for the rest of the ECHL season

After an on-ice fight, South Carolina Stingrays defenseman Jordan Subban (5), left, is held by linesman Shane Gustafson while Jacksonville Icemen defenseman Jacob Panetta (15) is face-down on the ice engaged with another player during overtime of an ECHL hockey game in Jacksonville, Fla., Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022. The ECHL has suspended Panetta after the brother of longtime NHL defenseman P.K. Subban accused the Jacksonville defenseman of making “monkey gestures” in his direction. (AP Photo/Gary McCullough)
Abbotsford's Jake Virtanen has been charged with sexual assault. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

Ex-Vancouver Canuck Jake Virtanen charged with sexual assault

Abbotsford hockey player charged in relation to incident on Sept. 26, 2017

Abbotsford's Jake Virtanen has been charged with sexual assault. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)