Rockets let one slip away

Posted By: Regan Bartel · 3/4/2015 3:28:00 AM

  • Don't take this wrong Kohl Bauml, but you shouldn't have been the first star in last night's overtime win against the Kelowna Rockets. Yes, you scored the game winning goal and set up the tying goal in the third period, but without goaltender Carter Hart, the comeback bid wouldn't have been possible. Hart, who for  those unaware, is a 16 year-old rookie who looked anything but in the one goal win. Hart made breakaway saves on Tate Coughlin, Tyrell Goulbourne and Dillon Dube in the come from behind win. It could have been four breakaways, but Rockets captain Madison Bowey lost the puck on the backhand and didn't get a shot on net. What I'm trying to say is without Hart, there is no overtime. That's right, with Hart their is no Dan Bauml overtime heroics. This game is finished in regulation time and the Rockets end off the seasonal ...

Braid battles in win over Royals

Posted By: Regan Bartel · 2/26/2015 6:47:00 AM


Chance Braid - Shoot the Breeze Photo

  • Chance Braid was excellent. Tyrell Goulbourne was darn good too. The two overage players made a massive impact in the Kelowna Rockets 4-2 win Wednesday night at Prospera Place. Braid, who should have been named the games first star, fought and dominated a tilt with Victoria Royals designated tough guy Taylor Crunk and then went out and scored a power play in the come-from-behind win. Braid also hit a goal post in the third period and was a key in the game winning goal from Leon Draisailt in the third period. On the game winner, Braid took Royals defenceman Travis Brown off the puck behind the Victoria net by sending him to the ice. Teammate Nick Merkley retrieved it, skated behind the net before locating Draisaitl in front to make the score 3-2. At the end of the game, Braid received the second ...

Notes, quotes and anecdotes

Posted By: Regan Bartel · 2/24/2015 7:53:00 AM

  • You've heard of the Headless Horseman, but have you heard of the Headless Braid? A comical photo (above) from last Friday's 3-2 win in Victoria where Kelowna Rockets forward Chance Braid is involved in a scrum with Royals forward Regan Nagy. The photo was taken by Victoria photographer Kevin Light. Trust me, Braid's head is in that jersey somewhere.
  • Chance Braid has two fighting majors as a member of the Kelowna Rockets. Both tilts have been against the Seattle Thunderbirds. The Rockets play the T-Birds one more time on March 18th.  
  • I always ask questions. It's my job, but honestly, I am generally interested in people. I love to hear their story. Being inquisitive led me into an interesting conversation with Rockets assistant coach Kris Mallette Thursday night at the supper table at a Moxies restaurant in Victoria. Kris and I got talking about his father Dan. As I ...