Kelowna Rockets

Kaedan Korczak comes out of the locker room ready to play. Photo: Marissa Baecker/Shoot the Breeze

The off-season is over, Kelowna Rockets return to action Friday night

The Rockets start their six-game pre-season against the Victoria Royals

Kaedan Korczak comes out of the locker room ready to play. Photo: Marissa Baecker/Shoot the Breeze
(From left) Kyle Topping, Kaedan Korczak and Nolan Foote display the Kelowna Rockets new jerseys ahead of the 2019-2020 season. (Kelowna Rockets Images)

Kelowna Rockets unveil new jerseys ahead of upcoming season

The Rockets get the new looks when the regular season starts Sept. 21

(From left) Kyle Topping, Kaedan Korczak and Nolan Foote display the Kelowna Rockets new jerseys ahead of the 2019-2020 season. (Kelowna Rockets Images)
Trevor Wong skates against the Seattle Thunderbirds on Jan. 30. (Photo by Marissa Baecker/Shoot the Breeze)

Kelowna Rocket invited to Hockey Canada National Under-17 Development Camp

The 16-year-old was selected by the Rockets 18th overall at the 2018 WHL Bantam Draft

Trevor Wong skates against the Seattle Thunderbirds on Jan. 30. (Photo by Marissa Baecker/Shoot the Breeze)
Rockets’ Nolan Foote skates with the puck against the Kamloops Blazers in February. Foote is ranked 37th on the final NHL scouting report. Photo: Marissa Baecker/Kelowna Rockets Images

Rockets ready to take flight at upcoming NHL draft

A handful of Kelowna’s best could hear their name at the draft starting Friday

Rockets’ Nolan Foote skates with the puck against the Kamloops Blazers in February. Foote is ranked 37th on the final NHL scouting report. Photo: Marissa Baecker/Kelowna Rockets Images
WHL commissioner Ron Robinson was in Kelowna for the 2019 WHL annual general meeting to discuss league changes, the 2020 Memorial Cup and more. (Mackenzie Britton - Capital News)

Next year’s Memorial Cup hot topic at WHL annual meeting in Kelowna

WHL commissioner Ron Robison was in Kelowna discussing league operations in and out of Kelowna

WHL commissioner Ron Robinson was in Kelowna for the 2019 WHL annual general meeting to discuss league changes, the 2020 Memorial Cup and more. (Mackenzie Britton - Capital News)
Rockets’ Kaedan Korczak has been named to the 2019 IIHF U18 World Championships Team Canada roster. Photo: Marissa Baecker/Kelowna Rockets Images

Rockets’ Korczak named to U18 Team Canada roster

The defenceman will represent Team Canada at the IIHF U18 World Championships

Rockets’ Kaedan Korczak has been named to the 2019 IIHF U18 World Championships Team Canada roster. Photo: Marissa Baecker/Kelowna Rockets Images
Rockets’ Nolan Foote skates pass a Kamloops Blazer player. The Rockets’ biggest rival comes to town Saturday. Photo: Marissa Baecker/Kelowna Rockets Images

Rockets prepare for pivotal weekend as season’s end draws near

Rockets aim to hold onto playoff spot with only 10 games remaining

Rockets’ Nolan Foote skates pass a Kamloops Blazer player. The Rockets’ biggest rival comes to town Saturday. Photo: Marissa Baecker/Kelowna Rockets Images
Kelowna Rockets (clockwise, from top left) Cal Foote, Dillon Dube, Carsen Twarynski and Kole Lind have joined their respective pro teams for the American Hockey League postseason.

Rockets’ quartet called for AHL duty

Cal Foote, Dillon Dube, Kole Lind and Carsen Twarynski join pro clubs for AHL playoffs

Kelowna Rockets (clockwise, from top left) Cal Foote, Dillon Dube, Carsen Twarynski and Kole Lind have joined their respective pro teams for the American Hockey League postseason.
Rockets’ defenceman Gordie Ballhorn defends against Tri-City’s Jordan Topping in WHL playoff action Wednesday in Kennewick, Wash.                                -Image: Judy Simpson/Tri-City Americans

Americans push Rockets to edge in WHL playoffs

Tri-City downs Kelowna 5-3 Wednesday to take a commanding 3-0 lead in the series

Rockets’ defenceman Gordie Ballhorn defends against Tri-City’s Jordan Topping in WHL playoff action Wednesday in Kennewick, Wash.                                -Image: Judy Simpson/Tri-City Americans
Marissa Baecker/Shoot the Breeze                                Kyle Olson and the Tri-City Americans will do battle with Kaedan Korczak and the Kelowna Rockets in the opening round of the WHL playoffs, beginning Thursday at Prospera Place.

Well-matched, Rockets vs Ams in round 1

Kelowna and Tri-City split four meetings during the WHL’s regular season

Marissa Baecker/Shoot the Breeze                                Kyle Olson and the Tri-City Americans will do battle with Kaedan Korczak and the Kelowna Rockets in the opening round of the WHL playoffs, beginning Thursday at Prospera Place.
Wyatt McLeod of the Edmonton Oil Kings tracks after Carsen Twarynski of the Kelowna Rockets in WHL action Saturday at Prosper Place.                                -Image: Marissa Baecker/Shoot the Breeze

Oil Kings slide past Rockets in shootout

Ex-Rocket Tomas Soustal scores in Edmonton win Saturday over hometown Kelowna

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Wyatt McLeod of the Edmonton Oil Kings tracks after Carsen Twarynski of the Kelowna Rockets in WHL action Saturday at Prosper Place.                                -Image: Marissa Baecker/Shoot the Breeze
Larry Brunt/Spokane Chiefs                                Spokane head coach Dan Lambert spent six seasons on the Kelowna Rockets’ coaching staff.

Familiar territory for ex-Rockets’ coach

Dan Lambert and the Spokane Chiefs visit the Rockets in WHL action Wednesday

Larry Brunt/Spokane Chiefs                                Spokane head coach Dan Lambert spent six seasons on the Kelowna Rockets’ coaching staff.
Cal Foote and Team Canada defeated Sweden in Friday’s final in Buffalo                                -Image: Dan Hickling/Hickling Images

Foote felt support from Canadians on road to gold

Rockets’ teammates Cal Foote and Dillon Dube gold with Canada at world juniors in Buffalo

Cal Foote and Team Canada defeated Sweden in Friday’s final in Buffalo                                -Image: Dan Hickling/Hickling Images
Kole Lind, Dillon Dube and Cal Foote will all be headed to St. Catharines, ON next week for the Canadian junior team’s selection camp.                                -Image: Marissa Baecker/Shoot The Breeze

Rockets trio headed to junior selection camp

Hockey Canada invites Kelowna’s Dube, Foote and Lind to last step of evaluation process.

  • Dec 6, 2017
Kole Lind, Dillon Dube and Cal Foote will all be headed to St. Catharines, ON next week for the Canadian junior team’s selection camp.                                -Image: Marissa Baecker/Shoot The Breeze
Former Rockets’ bench boss Dan Lambert, who spent eight years in Kelowna, is in his first season as head coach of the Spokane Chiefs.                                -Image: Larry Brunt

Lambert renews acquaintances with Rockets

Dan Lambert, who led the Rockets to a WHL title in 2015, will see his ex-team Wednesday in Spokane

Former Rockets’ bench boss Dan Lambert, who spent eight years in Kelowna, is in his first season as head coach of the Spokane Chiefs.                                -Image: Larry Brunt
Penticton Vees affiliate player Massimo Rizzo cruises with the puck into the Brooks Bandits zone during Western Canada Cup action at the South Okanagan Events Centre last season.                                Steve Kidd/Western News

Rosters set for BCHL players at U17 World Challenge

BCHL players from Chilliwack, Penticton, Vernon and Victoria suit up against the world

Penticton Vees affiliate player Massimo Rizzo cruises with the puck into the Brooks Bandits zone during Western Canada Cup action at the South Okanagan Events Centre last season.                                Steve Kidd/Western News
Marissa Baecker/Shoot the Breeze                                Captain Rodney Southam and the Kelowna Rockets bid farewell to their fans following Sunday night’s elimination from the WHL playoffs by the Seattle Thunderbirds.

Rockets brass reflects on WHL season

Kelowna’s season ends with six-game loss to Seattle in Western Conference final

Marissa Baecker/Shoot the Breeze                                Captain Rodney Southam and the Kelowna Rockets bid farewell to their fans following Sunday night’s elimination from the WHL playoffs by the Seattle Thunderbirds.
Kelowna Rockets captain Rodney Southam congratulates Seattle captain Matthew Barzal on the Thunderbirds series win in the WHL’s Western Conference final.                                -Image credit: Warren Henderson/Capital News

Rockets’ season halted at hands of ‘Birds

Seattle scores 3-1 win over Kelowna Sunday to take Western Conference championship in six games

Kelowna Rockets captain Rodney Southam congratulates Seattle captain Matthew Barzal on the Thunderbirds series win in the WHL’s Western Conference final.                                -Image credit: Warren Henderson/Capital News
Kelowna Rockets’ forward Dillon Dube battles Seattle’s Austin Strand in Game 5 of the WHL’s Western Conference final Friday in Kent, Wash. -Image credit: Brian Liesse

Rockets pushed to edge by Thunderbirds

Seattle scores 5-3 win Friday to take 3-2 lead over Kelowna in WHL’s Western Conference final

Kelowna Rockets’ forward Dillon Dube battles Seattle’s Austin Strand in Game 5 of the WHL’s Western Conference final Friday in Kent, Wash. -Image credit: Brian Liesse
Rockets’ forward Kole Lind scores on a first-period breakaway to put Kelowna ahead to stay Wednesday in Game 4 of the WHL’s Western Conference final.                                -Image credit: Warren Henderson/Capital News

Rockets get even in conference final

Kelowna downs Thunderbirds 4-2 Wednesday at Prospera Place to square series up 2-2

Rockets’ forward Kole Lind scores on a first-period breakaway to put Kelowna ahead to stay Wednesday in Game 4 of the WHL’s Western Conference final.                                -Image credit: Warren Henderson/Capital News