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2017 Western Canada Cup: Early Bird Tournament Package On Sale

The biggest Western Canadian Junior ‘A’ Championship is coming to Penticton in 2017. The Penticton Vees Jr. ‘A’ Hockey Club, in conjunction with the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL), has been awarded the 2017 Western Canada Cup (WCC) April 29 to May 7, 2017. The Vees, along with the champions of the BCHL, Alberta Junior Hockey League, Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League and Manitoba Junior Hockey League will participate in a five-team tournament for the WCC title. Of the five teams, two will qualify for the 2017 RBC Cup in Cobourg, Ontario. “We’ve had a great response from our season...

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Canucks Young Stars Classic to return to Penticton

Featuring Canucks, Flames, Oilers and Jets prospects The Vancouver Canucks will host the 2015 Young Stars Classic for the fifth year at the South Okanagan Events Centre in Penticton, running from Friday, September 11 to Monday, September 14. The four-team tournament will feature prospects from the Canucks, Calgary Flames, Edmonton Oilers and Winnipeg Jets. Tickets for the tournament will go on sale on July 10 at 10 am. “This is high-level hockey – fast, very skilled, hard-hitting and intense," says Event Chair and Penticton Mayor Andrew Jakubeit. "It really is a must-see event for hockey fans looking to take...

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Kelowna Rockets begin WHL playoffs

The Kelowna Rockets open the first round of the 2015 WHL playoffs against the Tri City Americans. This is the eighth consecutive appearance in the post season for the Kelowna Rockets, reaching the playoffs 19 times in the franchise's 20-year history. The Rockets finished in first place in the Western Conference with 53 wins. Their 53 wins and 112 points was the second highest total in franchise history. The team scored 305 goals, the second most in the WHL. Overall, this is the 6th time the Kelowna Rockets have faced Tri City Americans in the playoffs. In 2014, the two...

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Kelowna Rockets join Team Canada roster

Team Canada’s defense at this year's World Junior Hockey Championships has a definite Kelowna Rockets flavour with Rockets captain Madison Bowey and newly acquired D-man Josh Morrissey named to Team Canada’s entry at the 2015 World Junior Hockey Championships. Twenty-two players were named to the team for the 2015 IIHF World Junior Championship, Dec. 26, 2014 to Jan. 5, 2015 in Toronto and Montreal, Que. Bowey scored a goal and an assist Saturday night in the Team Canada 4-0 win over Germany. #Canada scores a third PP goal as @m_bows4 finds the back of the net. @cmcdavid97 with his 3rd...

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Kelowna Rockets pick up first round NHL draft pick

Kelowna Rockets President/GM Bruce Hamilton has announced a major trade involving four players and two draft picks with one of the top defenceman in the Western Hockey League coming Kelowna’s way. The Rockets have acquired defenceman Josh Morrissey and forward Gage Quinney from the Prince Albert Raiders in exchange for Rockets players Austin Glover and Jesse Lees as well as WHL bantam draft picks in 2016 and 2017. Morrissey, 19, is a 1st round NHL draft pick of the Winnipeg Jets (13th overall in 2013) and a member of the Team Canada World Junior selection camp in the trade....

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