WHL News

Blazers' Stankoven named top player in major-junior hockey

Jun 28, 2022 / 4:25 pm

Kamloops Blazers forward Logan Stankoven has been named the top player in junior hockey. The 19-year-old Kamloops native was named the CHL David Branch Player...

Blazers netminder earns CHL Goaltender of the Year honours

Jun 28, 2022 / 3:46 pm

Kamloops Blazers netminder Dylan Garand has been named the top goalie in junior hockey — the first Blazer to earn the honour in 30 years. The New York...

Kelowna Rockets welcome East Division teams for the first time since 2018

Jun 26, 2022 / 10:00 am

It's a signal from the Western Hockey League that things are starting to return to normal. After two seasons in which teams played either within their own...

Kelowna Rocket forward Pavel Novak will begin cancer treatments next week

Jun 24, 2022 / 3:42 pm

Kelowna Rockets forward Pavel Novak has a new fight on his hands, and it has nothing to do with hockey. The 20-year old Minnesota Wild prospect announced...

Kelowna Rockets kick off pre season schedule in Kamloops

Jun 18, 2022 / 3:00 pm

While we wait for summer to finally arrive in the Okanagan, you'll be happy to know the Kelowna Rockets will hit the ice in less than three months. The...

Three members of the Kelowna Rockets have been invited to various Hockey Canada camps

Jun 16, 2022 / 8:00 pm

The Kelowna Rockets will be well represented at pair of high-profile Hockey Canada camps this summer. Centre Colton Dach is one of 44 players invited to the...

Rockets head coach will join coaching staff for Hlinka Gretzky Cup

Jun 15, 2022 / 2:34 pm

Kelowna Rockets head coach Kris Mallette will be busy this summer. Mallette is one of five coaches selected to lead Canada's under-18 team at the 2022...

Edmonton wins WHL title, beating Seattle 2-0 Monday

Jun 13, 2022 / 10:00 pm

For the first time in three years, the Western Hockey League has crowned a champion. The Edmonton Oil Kings clinched their third WHL championship in modern...

Three Blazers take home four Western Hockey League awards

Jun 2, 2022 / 11:20 am

Three Kamloops Blazers were recognized this year at the Western Hockey League awards. The winners of the WHL awards were announced on Wednesday. Blazers Logan...

Late push not enough for Blazers in Game 7 loss to Thunderbirds

May 31, 2022 / 9:52 pm

The Seattle Thunderbirds scored three unanswered goals and held off a late onslaught Tuesday at Sandman Centre to end the Kamloops Blazers’ season with a...

T-Birds beat Blazers, force Game 7 to decide conference champ

May 29, 2022 / 7:54 pm

There will be a Game 7 on Tuesday at Sandman Centre to crown the WHL Western Conference champs, after the Seattle Thunderbirds held on for a 2-1 win Sunday over...

Kuefler's OT winner gives Blazers lead over T-Birds in conference final

May 27, 2022 / 10:31 pm

Daylan Kuefler scored the game winner 5:39 into overtime on Friday at Sandman Centre to put the Kamloops Blazers one win away from the WHL Championship series...

It's official: Kamloops will host the 2023 Memorial Cup

May 27, 2022 / 7:15 pm

UPDATE 7:15 p.m. It's official. Kamloops will be hosting the 2023 Memorial Cup. The announcement was made prior to puck drop of Game 5 Friday night at the...

Series tied at two games apiece after Blazers drop OT decision to T-Birds

May 25, 2022 / 10:40 pm

A 37-save performance from Dylan Garand was not enough to get the Kamloops Blazers in the win column on Wednesday, dropping a 2-1 overtime decision to the...

Stankoven hat trick paces Blazers in 6-3 win over T-Birds to regain series lead

May 24, 2022 / 9:42 pm

Logan Stankoven hit an empty net with 75 seconds remaining on Tuesday in Kent, Wash., to earn a hat trick as the Kamloops Blazers doubled up on the Seattle...

T-Birds score four unanswered to beat Blazers, even series

May 21, 2022 / 9:43 pm

The Seattle Thunderbirds scored four unanswered goals Saturday at Sandman Centre en route to a 4-1 win over the Kamloops Blazers to even their WHL Western...

Seminoff, Stankoven lead Blazers to 5-2 win over T-Birds to open conference final

May 20, 2022 / 9:35 pm

Matthew Seminoff and Logan Stankoven combined for five goals Friday at Sandman Centre as the Kamloops Blazers skated to a 5-2 win over the Seattle Thunderbirds...

'Tough challenge' expected by Blazers in series with Thunderbirds

May 20, 2022 / 4:00 am

The Kamloops Blazers say they are expecting a "tough" series when the puck drops on the WHL Western Conference Championship on Friday at Sandman...

Kelowna Rockets select a dozen players in Thursday's WHL draft

May 19, 2022 / 5:20 pm

The Kelowna Rockets hope to be able to unearth a few gems from deeper in Thursday's Western Hockey League draft. Without a pick in the first three rounds...

Kelowna Rockets select teammates in Wednesday's U.S. priority draft

May 18, 2022 / 11:34 am

The Kelowna Rockets dipped into the Dallas minor hockey system during Wednesday's U.S. priority draft. The Rockets selected 17th and 28th in the two round...