5 Things to Watch in the 2019-20 Western Hockey League Season

There was plenty of change across the Western Hockey League in the summer, whether it was a coach returning to where he had the most success, or an entire organization switching cities. WHL Logo Here are five storylines to keep an eye on in the 2019-20 WHL season, which begins Friday with seven games: Willie Desjardins’ Return to […]

Kelowna Rockets Preseason Update: Prospects Pushing for Roster Spots

Cole Schwebius and Deegan Mofford have been making the most of their opportunities with the Kelowna Rockets through two weeks of training camp. Now four games into the WHL preseason, they have emerged as two of the biggest standouts — both 18-year-old prospects doing their best to stick on the roster of the Memorial Cup […]

Kelowna Rockets Preseason Update: Plenty of Positives from Opening Split

Bruce Hamilton liked what he saw last weekend. The Kelowna Rockets’ general manager and architect of this season’s Memorial Cup host team watched the future of his franchise as much as the present with young lineups defeating the Victoria Royals 4-0 at home to open the WHL preseason last Friday, then falling 5-3 to the […]

Finland’s Thomson Shining for WHL’s Rockets

Lassi Thomson is still grasping the English language and Canadian culture. As for the smaller ice surface, he’s already looking right at home and, really, hit the ground running in North America. From Day 1, his elite talent was evident and, in a matter of a month, he’s emerging as a game-breaker in the Western […]