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Mar 2013 01

KSS Hosts Valley Championships

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The KSS Owls senior boys basketball team is hosing the 2013 Valley Championships.  The winner of the playoff tournament will represent the Okanagan at the Provincial championships in Langley. In round 1 on Thursday, Mount Boucherie faced Penticton, while the Owls tipped off with Salmon Arm. The winners in round 1 move onto Friday where the highest seed will face #2 North Kamloops and the lower seed faces top ranked South Kamloops ...

Feb 2013 27

Owls Fly to Provincials

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The KSS Senior girls basketball team is headed to the Provincial championship tournament in Langley after a 65-38 domination of Gleneagle in Merritt. The Owls played in this “win or go home game” after falling in the Valley final on their home floor. The Owls would lead this Wild Card game from the opening tip and extended their lead to 22 by the half. Cassidy Kapaiwai would record a double-double with 21 points ...

Feb 2013 27

Kelowna Chiefs Tie Playoff Series

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Away games worked in favour for the Kelowna Chiefs after a 4-1 win over the Summerland Steam in game four of their Okanagan Division playoff series Tuesday night. The victory pushes the Chiefs to a 2 – 2 tie with the Steam and still neither team has won at home in this series. Marshall Sidwell added a goal and an assist in the win while Kenny Fitzgerald faced 35 shots between the ...

Feb 2013 24

Alex Has Been “Gran”d

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While both Alex Gran and the Okanagan Rockets hope that there are plenty of games left in his midget career, the reality remained that Gran was playing in his final regular season home games as a member of the major midget Rockets this weekend. Gran was recognized before Saturday's game against the Vancouver N.W. Giants at the Capital News Centre. Whenever the final buzzer sounds on Gran's career with the Rockets, he ...

Feb 2013 24

KCS Knights – Valley Champs 2013

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The KCS Knights senior boys basketball team captured the 2013 AA Valley Championship for the first time ever on Saturday night on their home floor, beating Oliver 96-82. It's particularly impressive as this is the first season the Knights have played at the AA level.  The last number of years, the Knights have competed at the Single A level.  After dominating last season, the players, parents and coaching staff decided to ...

Feb 2013 23

UBCO Setter is a Canada West All-Star

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In Emily Oxland’s first trip to the service line in her first game as a rookie setter she ripped off an ace against Thompson Rivers, setting the stage for a stellar rookie campaign. Emily has been rewarded for her excellent season with a Canada West All-Star as she was superb in leading the UBC Okanagan Heat’s women’s volleyball team’s offense as a freshman setter. “Emily was simply brilliant all season for us,” ...

Feb 2013 22

Jordan Salahor – Kelowna Chiefs

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The Kelowna Chiefs will open the 2013 playoffs as the #1 seed in the Okanagan Conference of the KIJHL.  They will have home ice advantage when they open the post season against the Summerland Steam who they beat six of eight times during the regular season. Game 1 goes Friday night, with Game 2 on Saturday night at the Rutland Arena.  Both games begin at 7:05pm. Ryan caught up with the KIJHL's ...

Feb 2013 21

Steve Manuel – Canda West Coach of the Year

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UBC Okanagan Heat head coach Steve Manuel has won the Coach of the Year Award in just his second year of play in the ultra-competitive Canada West conference. Coach Manuel guided his team to a 15-7 record, nine wins better than 2011-12 and good enough for a fourth place finish with the chance to host a conference quarter-final.. With a chance at the host spot Manuel guided his team to four straight ...

Feb 2013 21

Kelowna Chiefs Open Post Season

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The Kelowna Chiefs will open the 2013 playoff as the top seed in the Conference and will have home ice advantage through the first two rounds of the post season. The Chiefs who finished first with a 35-15-1-1 this season were led by Jordan Salahor who would win the KIJHL scoring race with 83 points.  They would allow the second least goals in the KI thanks in large part to the ...

Feb 2013 21

Team Kelowna Heads to Russia

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A total Canadian delegation of 47 people, all from Kelowna, will represent Canada at the International Children's Games in Ufa Russia.  Kelowna is the only city in the country sending athletes.  There are 60 different cities from around the world that will compete in seven different sports.  Canada is sending two figure skaters and the Junior A Bantam Rockets hockey team.  The 47 Canadian delegation makes it the second largest ...

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