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  • Rockets win home opener

    The Kelowna Rockets defeated the Kamloops Blazers 5-1 on Saturday night at Prospera Place in the team’s home opener for the 2016-17 WHL season.

    After dedicating the game to late game official Norbert Heinzelmann, the Rockets stormed out of the gates and scored two first period goals.

    Jordan Bortsmayer cleaned up a rebound in the middle of the frame, and two minutes later Jonathan Smart capitalized on a Rockets 5 on 3 powerplay as the Rockets took a 2-0 lead after the first period.

    Blazers started the game with netminder Dylan Ferguson, but after a tough first period they opted to swap goaltenders for the start of the second.

    Carter Phair relieved Ferguson to start the middle frame.

    The Rockets came out just as hard in the second period, putting three more past Phair to push the score to 5-0 by the end of the period.

    Riley Stadel matched last seasons goal total with two goals in the period, and Tanner Wishnowski also scored for the Rockets in the second period.

    The Blazers made a small push late in the third period but it wasn’t enough as the Rockets rebound from a rough start to the season, by punishing the Blazers in the rubber match.

    Kelowna rebounded after the disappointing season opener Friday in Kamloops to even its record at 1-1-0-0 on the season.

    Michael Herringer earned his first win of the season in net as the Rockets outshot Kamloops 33-26 in the game.
    The Rockets struck for two power play goals on five chances while holding Kamloops to 1-for-5 with the man advantage.

    The Rockets are back in action on Wednesday when they host the Prince George Cougars at Prospera Place in Kelowna.

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  • Rockets earn first pre-season road win

    The Kelowna Rockets defeated the Kamloops Blazers 6-3 on Saturday night in Kamloops, improving to 3-1-0-0 in the WHL Preseason. Read More

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Kelowna Falcons News

  • Falcons announce new Head Coach
    A new head coach will lead the Kelowna Falcons during the 2014 West Coast League season.The club has announced Billy Clontz as their 10th Head Coach in franchise history.The Corvallis, Oregon native and former WCL player spent three ... Read More...
  • Kelowna kids to learn from Blue Jays legends
    Some of the greatest Toronto Blue Jays players in the history of the team will be in Kelowna this week. The Kelowna Falcons will welcome the Jays to Elks Stadium this Thursday for the annual Honda Super Camp. For three ... Read More...
  • Season ends for Falcons
    The Kelowna Falcons closed out the 2013 season on a winning note.The Falcons wrapped up the season with an 8 - 3 victory over the defending West Coast League champion Wenatchee Applesox, winning the three-game series.During the seventh ... Read More...

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at 16:38 on September 25, 2016, EDT.

Encarnacion delivers ninth-inning winning blow for Jays against Yankees

TORONTO — Edwin Encarnacion's bases-loaded single in the ninth inning gave the Toronto Blue Jays a dramatic 4-3 comeback win over New York Yankees on Sunday.

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at 16:30 on September 25, 2016, EDT.

Miami Marlins ace Jose Fernandez dies in boating accident

MIAMI — Jose Fernandez escaped from Cuba by boat on his fourth try as a teenager, and when his mother fell into the Yucatan Channel during the journey, he jumped in and pulled her out.

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at 14:53 on September 25, 2016, EDT.

Stampeders confirm death of defensive back Mylan Hicks

Calgary Stampeders defensive back Mylan Hicks died early Sunday morning in what the team said was an "act of violence." He was 23.

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