Notes, quotes and anecdotes

Posted By: Regan Bartel · 11/24/2014 7:36:00 AM
I spoke to NJ Devils David Conte about Damon Severson
  • What did Kelowna Rockets head coach Dan Lambert have to say when asked if some fans across the WHL will be surprised that his team lost back-to-back games to the Portland Winterhawks on the weekend? "They are defending champs of the Western Conference", Lambert said dead panned on the AM 1150 post game show Saturday night. "I don't know how you can be underrated when...(pause) are the champ until somebody beats you. In my books, we were the underdogs in this series and they showed us why".      
  • I have received a number of compliments, and thankfully no complaints after my emotional call at the conclusion of the Rockets/Royals game Wednesday night. I went into 'Regan's Rant' mode and shared my opinion about what I saw on the ice when Victoria forward Brandon Magee went after Rockets ...

Few show up in OT loss

Posted By: Regan Bartel · 11/19/2014 11:12:00 AM


Courtesy of Victoria Royals
  • The Victoria Royals coaching staff were pleased with the effort in a 4-3 overtime win last night at Memorial Centre. The Rockets coaching staff? Not so much. Alex Blomqvist scored the game winning goal in extra time in the one goal victory, snapping the Rockets 7 game winning streak. Tyson Baillie scored twice while Kris Schmidli added his fourth of the season as the Rockets were held to three goals or less for only the fourth time. The same two teams' meet again tonight in Victoria in the rematch.
  • As poorly at times as the Rockets played, they were 1:57 seconds away from recording their 21st win of the season. The tying goal was pure luck as the puck went off Rockets defenceman Joe Gatenby and swiftly made its way between the legs of goaltender Jackson Whistle. Royals sharp shooter Brandon Magee was credited with ...

Notes, quotes and anecdotes

Posted By: Regan Bartel · 11/11/2014 12:31:00 PM


Dan Lambert behind the bench - Shoot the Breeze Photography
  • He's back. Dan Lambert returns behind the Kelowna Rockets bench tonight for a road game in Spokane against the Chiefs. Lambert has missed six games while coaching Team Red at the Under 17 World Hockey Challenge in Ontario. Lambert's team placed 6th. Full marks to assistants Kris Mallette and Travis Crickard for guiding the ship while Lambert was away. I will admit I missed the personable Lambert. It is like a member of your family missing and not being part of the fun. I think Lambert has a massive influence on this team, something I don't know I would have said at the start of the season after moving into the seat of the departed Ryan Huska. I thought it would take Lambert longer to win the room. As personable as Lambert is, he carries a certain respect amongst ...