May 2014 23

For Love Of The Game Comes To Vernon

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Dave Love and his “For Love of the Game” basketball shooing clinic will be in Vernon on Saturday June 7 at Clarence Fulton Secondary School. The Love of the Game emphasizes simplicity. Our methodology educates players how each part of the body affects the shooting process, and attempts to instill a simple shooting technique that can be easily repeated. Shooting a basketball is fundamentally about muscle memory, and therefore our ...

May 2014 12

Riders of the Big Bike: Tanner Collins

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Photo courtesy of John Pentland Thursday May 22, Ryan's Okanagan Sports Network will fill the Heart & Stroke Big Bike with 28 athletes to help raise funds for the Heart and Stroke Foundation.  To donate to Ryan's team click HERE This will be an "All-Star" ride of sorts as representatives from a number of different teams and organizations will join Ryan starting at 11:30am, leaving the Rotary Centre for the ...

Apr 2014 15

Chiefs Announce New Head Coach

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Photo courtesy of Greystoke Photography The Kelowna Chiefs are pleased to welcome their new head coach for the 2014/2015 KIJHL season. Jason Tansem will take over the position after spending last season as assistant coach with the team. Ken Andrusiak will remain on as Assistant GM and Video Coach with the Kelowna Chiefs. Tansem’s first order of business was to chat with Ryan ... ...

Apr 2014 11

Kelowna Raiders Open Season

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Photo courtesy of Greystoke Photography The Kelowna Raiders senior lacrosse club will open defense of their Shaw Cup championship on Friday in Kamloops against the Rattlers. Last season the Raiders beat the Rattlers in the best of three championship series to win the Shaw Cup. The club will return the bulk of their championship winning team, but have also added some quality junior graduate players. Ryan (@ryan2tswatters) talks with Raiders General Manager Jules ...

Apr 2014 09

A Conversation with Kelsey Serwa

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Photo courtesy of Greystoke Photography By now you know exactly who Kelowna's Kelsey Serwa is after her silver medal in Ski Cross at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Russia. Just 11 months removed from surgery, have you wondered if Kelsey's knees were causing her pain during the Olympics?  Have you wondered what her Olympic experience was like?  Or have you ever wondered the one thing people don't know about her? Ryan sits ...

Apr 2014 08

Okanagan Rockets Capture Pacific Region

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After a 3-2 overtime thriller on Sunday the Okanagan Rockets captured their first Pacific Region title.  Liam Findlay got the winner. They beat the defending national champions from Red Deer in their own barn and now prepare for the 2014 Telus Cup in Moose Jaw. The victory was especially gratifying after losing Game 2 of the best of three series, 7-1 on Saturday. The Rockets will open the six team Telus Cup on ...

Mar 2014 30

Tier 1 Rockets Repeat

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Recently the Tier 1 Junior Rockets won their second straight BC Hockey Tier 1 championship title with a 4-1 victory over Prince George. It was an up and down provincial championship tournament for the Rockets, in which they were almost eliminated, but received some help from other teams. Ryan catches up with Head Coach Eric Blais to discuss the title ... ...

Mar 2014 25

Tyson Jost – Okanagan Rockets

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One of the best young hockey players in the Valley is Okanagan Rocket forward Tyson Jost. He scored 44 goals this past regular season in just 36 games, on route to an 88 point season, winning the BC Major Midget League scoring race. He has been a huge contributor to the Rockets BCMML title, scoring nine goals in seven playoff games so far. The Okanagan Sports Network features Tyson ... Photo courtesy of

Mar 2014 21

Okanagan Rockets Championship Preview

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For the second consecutive season, the Okanagan Rockets of the BC Major Midget League will travel to Burnaby to face the North West Giants in the best of three championship final. For the first time in club history the Rockets earned a season series win over the Giants with a record of 2-1-1 in the 4 games.  The Rockets were 2-0-0 at the Cap News Centre, while the Giants were 1-0-1 ...

Mar 2014 17

Sarah Casorso An All-Canadian

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Photo courtesy of Bob Frid, UBC Thunderbirds Kelowna minor hockey league grad and UBC Thunderbirds women's hockey player Sarah Casorso were named CIS First-Team All-Canadians  at the CIS women's hockey banquet in Fredericton, NB last week. Casorso in her fourth-year with the Thunderbirds, was named a CIS First-Team All-Canadian after a stellar season with the 'Birds. She led the Canada West in scoring by a defenceman with 19 points (6 goals, 13 ...

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