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Mar 2014 06

Okanagan Rockets Playoff Preview

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Story courtesy of Wendy McLeod Photo courtesy of  Greystoke Photography The Okanagan Rockets will host the Fraser Valley Thunderbirds this weekend in Round 1 of the BC Major Midget League playoffs, beginning on Friday night at Prospera Place.  The game is set for 6:30 pm. Game two will go Saturday at 5:15 pm at the Capital News Centre, and if necessary, game three is Sunday afternoon at 1:30 pm.  Admission to ...

Mar 2014 06

Warriors Take Game 1

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Story courtesy of Wayne Moore Photo courtesy of Greystoke Photography Adam Plant scored twice and assisted on three others and the West Kelowna Warriors established a club record with five power-play goals in one playoff game Tuesday as they opened their Interior Division playoff series with a convincing 5-1 win over the Vernon Vipers. The five points for Plant was also a club record for points in a playoff game - and ...

Mar 2014 05

Vees Crush Merritt in Game 1

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In a series billed for its defense, it was the offense taking center stage, as the Penticton Vees cruised to an 8-0 win over the Merritt Centennials, in Game One of their Interior Division Semi-Final series Tuesday. Coming into the series opener, the Vees and Cents’ were the two top defensive teams in the Interior Division and both were inside the top six in the BCHL, in terms of goals against. Early, ...

Mar 2014 02

Kelowna Chiefs Swept From Playoffs

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For the third time since 2010 the Kelowna Chiefs season comes to a close at the hands of the Osoyoos Coyotes. On Saturday night the host Coyotes defeated the Chiefs 4-1 to complete the sweep in the first round of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League (KIJHL) playoffs. The Chiefs opened the scoring, netting the lone goal of the first period as Nicholas Kovacik scored on the power play at the 11:38 ...

Mar 2014 02

Owls Fly To Valley Title

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The KSS Owls rallied for a come from behind victory, beating the Mount Bourcherie Bears 85-79 in the 2014 AAAA boys basketball Valley Championship game on Friday night. The host Bears jumped out with an impressive 28-15 lead after the first quarter.  Senior Josiah Joseph led the charge with 10 points. The second quarter belonged to Bears forward Quincy Johnson, netting 17 of his game high 26 points in the frame.    The ...

Mar 2014 01

This Week in the BCHL – Episode 17

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A detailed look around the Interior Division of the BC Hockey League.   “This Week in the BCHL” is a special presentation of the Okanagan Sports Network and will focus on the West Kelowna Warriors, Vernon Vipers, Merritt Centennials and Penticton Vees on their quest to the RBC Cup. The show is hosted by the voice of the Vipers Graham Turnbull and produced by the Okanagan Sports Network This week on the show, ...

Feb 2014 28

Owls And Bears For Valley Title

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The boys AAAA basketball Valley Championship game is set and will feature a battle between the #1 ranked KSS Owls and second seeded Mount Boucherie Bears tonight at 7:45pm. The Owls were undefeated in the regular season, finishing 10-0, while the Bears were 8-2.  Their only two losses coming at the hands of the Owls. In their first meeting of the season, the Owls hammered the Bears in just the third game ...

Feb 2014 28

Four Chiefs Collect KIJHL Awards

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The Kelowna Chiefs would like to congratulate four of their players for receiving significant awards. Nick Headrick, Brady Mende, Tyler O’Donnell (pictured) and Jagger Bowles were recognized for their hard work and dedication during the 2013/2014 KIJHL regular season. Headrick, a rookie this year, was presented with the Top Defenceman during the regular season in the Okanagan Division award.  The 18-year-old had 8 goals and 27 assists during 49 games this past ...

Feb 2014 25

Kelowna Chiefs Post Season – Round 1

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The Kelowna Chiefs will open the 2014 KIJHL playoffs tonight at the Rutland Arena as they host the Osoyoos Coyotes in Game 1 of the best of seven series. It’s the fourth consecutive year these two teams have met in the post season.  Last year the Coyotes won the series 4-2 in round 2, while in 2012, the Chiefs won the series 4-2 in round 1.  During the Chiefs first season ...

Feb 2014 21

Three Podium Finishes For Zakala

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The Kelowna AquaJets recently returned from New Westminster with 6 swimmers after competing at the Western Canadian Championships. The competition hosted 550 of Western Canada’s best swimmers in the 4 day event. Head Coach Peter Wilkins was pleased with the teams progress “Every year we compete at this meet we are bringing more swimmers, showing more experience, and getting better results”. The AquaJets placed 28th overall out of over 60 ...

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