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Nov 2012 26

Okanagan Rockets Snap Giants Winning Streak

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The Okanagan Rockets earned a statement 7-3 win over the 1st place Vancouver N.W Giants on Sunday at the Burnaby Winter Club. Josh Blanchard (pictured) had 3 goals and 2 assists to pace an offensive explosion against the league's top-rated defence. Heading into the weekend the Giants were giving up less than two goals per game. The Rockets struck for more goals on Sunday than the Giants had given up in ...

Nov 2012 26

Provincial Volleyball Championships 2012

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48 senior boys volleyball teams from across BC will come to Kelowna as of Wednesday.  The City will play host to the 2012 Provincial Championships for the AAA, AA and A divisions, a tradition that dates back to 1994. A number of Okanagan teams will compete in the three levels.  In the AAA division Kelowna Senior Secondary, Penticton Senior Secondary and Mt Boucherie Secondary will compete, while in the AA division ...

Nov 2012 24

Rugby Championship in Kelowna

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For the first time ever Kelowna will play host to a rugby provincial championship on Saturday at City Park. The undefeated Crows U 19 Kelowna team will host the #3 ranked team in the United U19 for the Provincial Tier 2 title. Kelowna scored 158 points during the six-game season and allowed only 35 against.  In their previous match against United in October, the locals took home an easy 38 - 13 ...

Nov 2012 23

Tony Overton – OKM Soccer Champions

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It was a magical season for the OKM Huskies senior boys soccer team in 2012. An undefeated regular season, as the Huskies outscored their opposition 130+ goals for compared to 14 against. Wednesday the perfect season culminated in a Provincial Gold Medal in the AA division.  The Huskies record their first provincial championship for OKM athletics in 20 years.  The game was won in dramatic fashion, on the seventh penalty kick. A number ...

Nov 2012 23

Heat Basketball Preview on Shaw TV

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The UBC Okanagan Heat basketball teams will host the University of Brandon and Regina on Friday (Nov 23) and Saturday (Nov 24) nights on the campus on UBC Okanagan.  Both the mens and womens teams are coming off strong games in Prince George and will be motivated as these games represent the last home games before the Christmas break. Ryan hosts a new segment on Shaw TV, featuring Heat Athletics.  Here ...

Nov 2012 22

Glenn Ennis – Central Okanagan Hall of Fame

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A member of Canada's first ever World Cup rugby team in 1987 and would play in two other World Cups in 1991 and 1995.   He got his start in Rugby in Kelowna and on November 22 was inducted into the Central Okanagan Sports Hall of Fame....Ryan talked with Glenn following his induction. Also inducted on Thursday morning was volleyball player Erminia Russo, played for Canada at the 1996 Olympics, Alex Recsky ...

Nov 2012 21

Alex Basso – UBCO Heat Volleyball

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In her fifth and final year at UBC Okanagan, volleyball player Alex Basso would like nothing more than to leave with some more hardware, but this time from Canada West. She has won two national gold medals at UBCO, when the Heat  completed in the CCAA college league…now in their second season in Canada West, the Heat are nationally ranked in the Top 10 for the first time.  At 6-2 this ...

Nov 2012 19

Warriors Fall to Spruce Kings

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Jeremiah Luedtke snapped a 3-3 tie late in the third period as the undermanned Prince George Spruce Kings gutted out a 4-3 victory over the West Kelowna Warriors Saturday night at Royal LePage Place. The Spruce Kings dressed just 18 bodies due to injury and illness and, by the time the second period started, three more players remained in the dressing room due to illness including starting netminder Liam McLeod. Prince George ...

Nov 2012 19

West Kelowna Sun Devils Win SIFC

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The West Kelowna Sun Devils captured the Southern Interior Football Conference championship on Sunday afternoon with 60-20 victory over the Kelowna Lions. The Sun Devils will now head to Victoria for the Provincial Semi-Final on Sunday November 25th. The Lions season and their hopes of a BC title repeat comes to an end. Ryan talks with Sun Devils Head Coach Chris Smith. ...

Nov 2012 18

Rockets Rookie Plays at Worlds

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Kelowna Rockets rookie defenceman Riley Stadel (#3) has his Christmas plans secured and its expected a couple of other young Rockets will also be heading to Quebec to take part in the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge. Stadel was named to Team Pacific on Thursday, a combined team of players from B.C. and Alberta that will take part in the 2013 World Junior Under 17 Hockey Challenge, December 29, 2012 to January ...

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