Am I allowed to pick favourites?

Posted By: Regan Bartel · 3/24/2015 8:49:00 PM
Broadcasters are not supposed to have favourites on the team they cover. And if they do, they aren't supposed to let anyone know. Mum's the word. It is believed as a media member you will evaluate their performance in the sporting ring in a more favourable manner without taking a critical eye at the mistakes they make. For me, I only hold those so called 'favourite players' to a higher standard. I don't give them the easy way out because of the players and individuals they have become in what is usually four or five short years of major junior hockey. The neat thing for me is getting to know these players as people first and as hockey players second. As fans, it's often the other way around. That is the fun part about being allowed access to the players that only a home broadcaster can. Who are my two favourite ...

Nice way to end off regular season

Posted By: Regan Bartel · 3/22/2015 9:20:00 PM


Shoot the Breeze Photography
  • Were they teasing us? We may have seen a glimpse of what the Kelowna Rockets are capable of doing. In the first period of Saturday's 5-2 home ice win over the Vancouver Giants, the Rockets played arguably their best period in over a month. Yes, it was against a Giants team that were eliminated from playoff contention a night earlier, but the Rockets thoroughly dominated play. The passes were quick, crisp and on the tape. The Rockets were first to pucks and came in waves. It all translated into a 3-0 lead after 20 minutes and a sure sign of what level of play this team is capable of preforming at. Cole Martin scored 24 seconds into the game and the home team wouldn't let the visitors off the hook. Goals by Tyrell Goulbourne less than five minutes later and Cole Linaker's career high 14th ...

Finally an overtime win!!

Posted By: Regan Bartel · 3/21/2015 11:19:00 AM


Leon Draisaitl's one timer ties the game at three 

  • Need a big goal? Leon Draisaitl is your man. The 19 year-old forward found the back of the net on a 'must score' power play late in the third period to tie the game at three. Draisaitl then went out and assisted on the game winner in overtime in the Kelowna Rockets 4-3 win last night in Vancouver. Draisaitl didn't have a dominant game, much like his teammates, but he came through in the clutch when his team needed him most. At the end of the night, the German forward was in on every goal the Rockets scored with a goal and three assists. It may be the quietest four point effort of his WHL career? But again, with the game on the line Draisaitl didn't cower or fade. The great players elevate or rise to the occasion. The Oilers ...