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 ...

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 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 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 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

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 ...

Jan 2014 07

KIMMT 2014 – Pursuit Of Excellence

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The 2014 KIMMT midget hockey tournament will drop the puck for the 35th time beginning Wednesday.  Three different venues will be used for the 12 team tournament, Memorial Arena, Rutland Arena and Prospera Place. Teams will travel from as far away as Ontario and will even dip into the United States.  Four teams from the Okanagan will try and do something that has only happened once before and that’s win this ...

Jan 2014 04

Two Kelowna Volleyballers Join ‘Pack

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Two Kelowna high school volleyball players are committed to Thompson Rivers University (TRU) beginning in the fall of 2014. Cole Hanson of Mount Boucherie, a middle/outside hitter and Isaac Smit of Okanagan Mission (OKM), a libero have committed. “I love the community aspect of the team and the business program here,” Smit told TRU.“  I also enjoy the team aspect of what is going on here at Thompson Rivers.” Smit was first approached ...

Dec 2013 16

Sports Person & Team of the Year

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Ryan and the Okanagan Sports Network presents Kelowna’s “Sports Person of the Year” and the “Sports Team of the Year” for 2013. The Sports Person of the Year nominee will be a male or female that has made a valuable contribution to their sport OR had an outstanding achievement in their sport and ultimately the community in the year 2013.   The Sports Person of the Year nominee must be a ...

Dec 2013 02

McClure Named BCHL Player of the Week

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Penticton Vees Captain Brad McClure (93) has been named the Player of the Week in the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL), for the week ending December 1st. McClure led all scorers last week, as he had five goals and eight points in three games. McClure’s big week helped the Vees secure wins over West Kelowna and Chilliwack and four out of a possible six points. Tuesday, McClure picked up a goal, ...

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