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Feb 2014 07

This Week in the BCHL – Episode 14

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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 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 we have West Kelowna Warriors ...

Feb 2014 07

Sport Hero Mike Bencsik

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Olympic weightlifter Mike Bencsik has emerged as a force within the Canadian weightlifting scene.  Under the guidance of former Olympian and coach Guy Greavette, Mike has developed into one of the best young weightlifters in the country. At the Western Canadian Championships in March of 2013, Mike earned a silver medal snatching 131 kg and 169 kg in the clean and jerk. He then matched that performance at the Canadian Championships ...

Feb 2014 07

Ringette Sweethearts

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The Kelowna Ringette Sweetheart Tournament is the largest ice tournament held in British Columbia and the second largest in Western Canada! The Sweetheart Tournament is widely known as “the” tournament to attend and each year we see many returning teams. Earlier and earlier in the year the organizing committee receives requests from new teams wanting to attend.  It is well known that Kelowna is the place to come as the tournament ...

Feb 2014 05

Tournament Preview: Holy Cross

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The 41st Annual Interior Savings Western Canada basketball tournament will tip-off on Thursday afternoon at KSS at 2:30pm.  The first game will feature Surrey's Holy Cross Crusaders take on Regina's Balfour Collegiate. The Crusaders are making their first appearance at this tournament and a very defensive minded.  They are led by grade 11 point guard Jauquin Bennett Boire, who has the ability to take over a game, averaging a double-double with ...

Feb 2014 05

Tournament Preview: Balfour Collegiate

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The Balfour Collegiate Redmen are making their third trip to the 41st Annual Interior Savings Western Canada basketball tournament. They were last in Kelowna in 2011 and didn't show as well as they would have liked.  This year however the Regina school will be a threat with Mitch Jackson back in the line up after suffering an injury.  He is one of the best players in the country, being recruited by ...

Feb 2014 05

Coyotes Travel South

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The Okanagan College Coyotes will officially open their 2014 spring season on Saturday in Phoenix, Arizona. On Thursday the club will make the trip south and play 15 exhibition games in Phoenix and Las Vegas before returning home to open the regular season schedule. “We will have our hands full for the entire trip,” says Head Coach Geoff White.  “Regardless of the scoreboard, it’s an experience our players will never forget, great ...

Feb 2014 02

Tournament Preview: Bishop O’Bryne

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The defending City of Calgary champion Bishop O'Bryne Bobcats make an appearance this year at the 41st Annual Interior Savings Western Canada basketball tournament. The Bobcats will face the defending BC Provincial champion Walnut Grove Gators in their first game on Thursday night at 6pm. They are known as a hard-nosed defensive team, which will have to be the case against the Gators. Ryan talks with Head Coach Kurt Luttmerding ... [soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/132646297" params="auto_play=false&hide_related=false&visual=true" ...

Feb 2014 02

Tournament Preview: Jasper Place

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The Jasper Place Rebels will represent the City of Edmonton at the 41st Annual Interior Savings Western Canada basketball tournament in 2014. The Rebels will tip-off the tournament on Thursday evening at 8:15pm against the host KSS Owls and the huge "crazy owls" fan base that lines the baseline. Ryan highlights the Rebels who feature a quick defense to compliment an offense that loves to push and run down the floor.... [soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/132645763" ...

Feb 2014 01

Tournament Preview: Oak Park

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The Oak Park Raiders from Winnipeg will be the team that travels the furthest to the 41st Annual Western Canada Basketball tournament. They will open the tournament on Thursday afternoon at 4:!5 when the face Burnaby South. The Raiders have a strong presence inside with two players at 6'8, but will look to breakout and run the floor whenever possible. With four starting grade 11s, the Raiders are ranked third in Manitoba and ...

Jan 2014 31

Tournament Preview: Walnut Grove Gators

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The Walnut Grove Gators return for the 41st Annual Interior Savings Western Canada basketball tournament for just the second time.  The Gators made their first appearance last year and beat Kitsilano in the championship to win the title. The season they return and sit 21-3 as the regular season begins to wind down.  Grade 12 student Jadon Cohee returns scoring an average of 25.1 points a game and 6.4 assists.  Cohee ...

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