Canadian Hockey League

Daniel Sprong (Photo: Darrell Theriault/Charlottetown Islanders)

Sprong, Chlapik Among Notable Charlottetown Prospects

The Charlottetwon Islanders, formerly known as the P.E.I Rocket and Montreal Rocket, are looking forward to an exciting draft. The team from Prince Edward Island hasn’t produce many high end […]

Justin Kirkland (Photo: Marissa Baecker/WHL)

Justin Kirkland Hopes Memorial Cup Leads to Breakout Season

Justin Kirkland and the Kelowna Rockets may not have won the Memorial Cup, but he used the tournament to lay the groundwork for next season. The Nashville Predators third-round pick […]

by · June 5, 2015 · 0 comments · Nashville Predators, WHL
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Kelowna Rockets forward Nick Merkley is knocking on the door of the top 10 for the 2015 NHL draft after earning WHL rookie of the year honours last season and then leading the league in scoring at last month's holiday break. He's since been surpassed but remains a riser in the various rankings.

5 Draft Risers From Memorial Cup

With the Memorial Cup wrapping up on the weekend, that marked the official end of the scouting season. The Canadian Hockey League’s championship tournament was the final showcase for draft-eligible […]

by · June 3, 2015 · 0 comments · CHL, Prospects
KELOWNA, CANADA - MAY 13: The Kelowna Rockets celebrate the WHL Championship title after defeating the Brandon Wheat Kings in four straight games of the final series on May 13, 2015 during game 4 of the WHL final series at Prospera Place in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada.  (Photo by Marissa Baecker/Shoot the Breeze)  *** Local Caption *** Championship

WHL’s Rockets Fall Short in Memorial Cup Final

• Kelowna Rockets Team Preview • Quebec Remparts 4, Kelowna Rockets 3 • Kelowna Rockets 7, Rimouski Oceanic 3 • Oshawa Generals 2, Kelowna Rockets 1 • Kelowna Rockets 9, Quebec Remparts 3 The […]

by · June 1, 2015 · 0 comments · CHL, WHL
Despite having Darnell Nurse as a defensive prospect in their pipeline, the Oilers still have problems with their NHL defensive front. (Terry Wilson/OHL Images)

Oilers: Darnell Nurse and Reasonable Expectations

Outside of the yet to be drafted Connor McDavid, the one player fans of the Edmonton Oilers appear most excited about seeing in the National Hockey League is defenceman Darnell […]

by · June 1, 2015 · 0 comments · Edmonton Oilers, OHL
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Josh Morrissey, left, and Madison Bowey, middle, anchor the Kelowna Rockets' blue-line.

Rockets, Generals to Clash Again for Memorial Cup

• Kelowna Rockets Team Preview • Quebec Remparts 4, Kelowna Rockets 3 • Kelowna Rockets 7, Rimouski Oceanic 3 • Oshawa Generals 2, Kelowna Rockets 1   The Kelowna Rockets have been hit-and-miss […]

by · May 30, 2015 · 0 comments · CHL, WHL
Nordiques fans have shown up at NHL rinks asking for a team to return to Quebec (Ed Mulholland-US PRESSWIRE)

Quebec City Making Poor Case For NHL Return

There is no way to sugarcoat this — Quebec City does not deserve an NHL team. Not after its lack of support for the ongoing Memorial Cup. A sparse, make […]

by · May 29, 2015 · 0 comments · CHL, NHL Expansion
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Kelowna Rockets forward Rourke Chartier, who typically centres Nick Merkey, is sidelined by an undisclosed injury suffered on April 28 in a 7-3 road loss to Portland in Game 3 of that third-round series. Chartier is back skating, but his status is questionable heading into the WHL final.

Generals, not Rockets, off to Final at Memorial Cup

• Kelowna Rockets Team Preview • Quebec Remparts 4, Kelowna Rockets 3 • Kelowna Rockets 7, Rimouski Oceanic 3 Ken Appleby and the Oshawa Generals are off to the Memorial Cup final. […]

by · May 26, 2015 · 0 comments · CHL, WHL
KELOWNA, CANADA - MAY 11: Leon Draisaitl #29 of Kelowna Rockets takes a shot on net during first period and scores the opening goal against the Brandon Wheat Kings on May 11, 2015 during game 3 of the WHL final series at Prospera Place in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada.  (Photo by Marissa Baecker/Shoot the Breeze)  *** Local Caption *** Leon Draisaitl;

Rockets Return to Form at Memorial Cup

• Kelowna Rockets Team Preview • Quebec Remparts 4, Kelowna Rockets 3 The Kelowna Rockets — and captain Madison Bowey — are back on track at the Memorial Cup. After struggling in their tournament […]

by · May 26, 2015 · 0 comments · CHL, WHL
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Josh Morrissey, left, and Madison Bowey, middle, anchor the Kelowna Rockets' blue-line.

Rusty Start for Rockets at Memorial Cup

The Kelowna Rockets didn’t have a strong showing in their Memorial Cup opener. Sure, it came down to the wire with Zachary Fucale making a glove save on his world-junior […]

by · May 23, 2015 · 0 comments · CHL, WHL
Anthony Duclair [photo: David Chan]

One Player to Watch on Each Memorial Cup Team

Hockey fans are about to get incredibly spoiled. The coming week and half will not only boast the NHL’s Western and Eastern Conference final series, it will also feature the […]

by · May 23, 2015 · 0 comments · CHL
KELOWNA, CANADA - MAY 13: The Kelowna Rockets celebrate the WHL Championship title after defeating the Brandon Wheat Kings in four straight games of the final series on May 13, 2015 during game 4 of the WHL final series at Prospera Place in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada.  (Photo by Marissa Baecker/Shoot the Breeze)  *** Local Caption *** Championship

Memorial Cup Primer: Getting to Know the Kelowna Rockets

The puck is about to drop on the Memorial Cup in Quebec City, with the host Remparts taking on the WHL champion Kelowna Rockets in tonight’s tournament opener. This 10-day […]

by · May 22, 2015 · 0 comments · CHL, WHL