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Jan 2014 30

Tournament Preview: KSS Owls

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The 41st Annual Interior Savings Western Canada Basketball Tournament will tip-off on Thursday February 6 as eight of the best teams in Western Canada invade KSS. The senior boys basketball tournament features teams coming from Winnipeg, Regina, Calgary, Edmonton and the Lower Mainland. Ryan will highlight each of the eight teams participating starting with the host KSS Owls, who haven't won their own tourney in 32 years.  The bronze  and gold medal ...

Jan 2014 30

This Week in the BCHL – Episode 13

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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 on the show we hear ...

Jan 2014 24

Heat Coach’s Show – Episode 5

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The UBC Okanagan Heat basketball teams find themselves on the road this weekend, heading to Abbotsford to face an old rival the University of Fraser Valley Cascades. Both the mens and womens teams are coming off a split last weekend with Trinity Western and are 3-11. The Heat men saw the Cascades in exhibition play before the season.  They are the hottest team in the Canada West conference with six straight wins. The ...

Jan 2014 24

Warriors Hot Streak at Nine

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The West Kelowna Warriors have not a lost a game in 2014 and are unbeaten in nine straight. Now in second place in the BCHL's Interior Division, the Warriors have claimed 56 points, four back of the first place Penticton Vees, whom they beaten in three straight meetings. Another tough test this weekend beginning on Friday night as the Warriors play three road games in three nights starting with the Victoria Grizzlies ...

Jan 2014 23

RyanWatters.ca Sports Person of the Year

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What a season for the head coach of the women’s volleyball team at UBC Okanagan, Steve Manuel in his 13th year. He led his club to a 15-7 record, and their first ever appearance in the Canada West post season against the Mount Royal Cougars.   During the season his team was ranked nationally in eight of the 14 weekly coach’s polls.  Perhaps most impressively he was able to do this with ...

Jan 2014 23

RyanWatters.ca Sports Team of the Year

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A lot of pressure was placed on the UBC Okanagan women’s cross country running team at the beginning of the season, ranked #1 in the national rankings. In a sport that has three ranking periods, the Heat where #1 for the first two rankings, but fell to #2 just prior to the national championships....perhaps lighting a fire under the student athletes. They competed and blew away the competition at the National Championship ...

Jan 2014 23

This Week in the BCHL – Episode 12

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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 on the show we hear ...

Jan 2014 21

Kelowna Chiefs Prepare For Steam

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After sweeping their weekend games the Kelowna Chiefs have clinched a playoff berth in the Okanagan Division of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League (KIJHL). Through 40 games the Chiefs own a 26-11-0-3 record, good for 55 points. They sit atop the tightest division in the KIJHL, as two other teams are within 10 points of first place.  The Summerland Steam have collected 48 points, while the Osoyoos Coyotes have 45 points. With ...

Jan 2014 17

Steve Papp’s Golden Story

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Kelowna referee Steve Papp received an opportunity of a lifetime over the Christmas break, Hockey Canada sent him to the World Junior championships in Sweden. Papp who has International experience has been one of the top officials in the Western Hockey League and the American Hockey League for the last number of years.  This was his first World Juniors. Once Team Canada was eliminated in the semi-finals by Team Finland, Papp received ...

Jan 2014 17

Four Athletes Compete At Nationals

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Four athletes and one coach from the Taneda Karate Dojo will be headed to the Karate Canada National Championships in Richmond BC next week. The four athletes have had to first qualify at the regional level, then Provincial level then compete at a BC Team selection tournament in order to qualify for the Nationals. Only the top 2 athletes in each division get to represent BC at the Nationals. The ...

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