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Kelowna Rockets captain Colton Dach gets help from a teammate as they lift the trophy after winning the 2023 World Junior Hockey Championships for Canada on Thursday night, Jan. 5 (@reganrant/Twitter)

Two Kelowna Rockets coming home with gold and silver from World Juniors

Colton Dach, who was injured, won gold with Canada while Gabriel Szturc won silver with Czechia

 

Kelowna Rockets captain Colton Dach is playing for Team Canada at the 2023 World Junior Hockey Championships. (Hockey Canada/Twitter)

“I’m really thankful I get this chance”: Kelowna Rockets captain ready for World Juniors

Colton Dach is one of two Kelowna Rockets getting the chance to play in the tournament

 

Cloverdale-raised Caedan Bankier in action with Kamloops Blazers of the Western Hockey League (WHL). (File photo courtesy Kamloops Blazers/Allen Douglas Photos)

4 B.C. hockey players have shot at making Canada’s World Juniors team roster

Starting Friday in Moncton, the camp will involve 4 goaltenders, 9 defencemen and 16 forwards

 

Two of the top prospects in hockey battled it out at Prospera Place on Tuesday night.(@Kelowna_Rockets/Twitter)

Cristall wins the battle, Bedard wins the war as Kelowna Rockets fall in front of sold-out crowd

Rockets forward Andrew Cristall collected four points but Connor Bedard extended his point streak

Two of the top prospects in hockey battled it out at Prospera Place on Tuesday night.(@Kelowna_Rockets/Twitter)
Best friends and two of the top prospects in hockey: Kelowna Rockets forward Andrew Cristall (left) and Regina Pats forward Connor Bedard are set to each each other for the first time in their WHL careers. (Regan Bartel/Kelowna Rockets)

Top hockey prospects, best friends Bedard and Cristall set to battle it out in Kelowna

Rockets and Pats forwards first and second in WHL scoring

Best friends and two of the top prospects in hockey: Kelowna Rockets forward Andrew Cristall (left) and Regina Pats forward Connor Bedard are set to each each other for the first time in their WHL careers. (Regan Bartel/Kelowna Rockets)
(Photo - Steve Dunsmoor/Kelowna Rockets)

THE MOJ: Rocketing into orbit with a B.C. hockey success story

Bruce Hamilton’s Kelowna Rockets have been doing junior hockey the right way for years

(Photo - Steve Dunsmoor/Kelowna Rockets)
Lynden Lakovic (right) from Kelowna, B.C. is a forward for the Moose Jaw Warriors and was selected as a member of the Canada Black team in the 2022 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge. (Langley Events Centre/Special to The News)

Only 1 Canadian team gets win in first day of World Under-17 Hockey Challenge

United States, Sweden, and Canada Black all won their Nov. 3 matchups

Lynden Lakovic (right) from Kelowna, B.C. is a forward for the Moose Jaw Warriors and was selected as a member of the Canada Black team in the 2022 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge. (Langley Events Centre/Special to The News)
Colton Roberts will play as part of team Canada Black in the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge from Nov. 3-12. (Langley Events Centre/Special to The News)

Lower Mainland players prepare for first day of World U-17 Hockey Challenge

Vancouver Giants’ Colton Roberts is one of three Lower Mainland players on team Canada Black

Colton Roberts will play as part of team Canada Black in the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge from Nov. 3-12. (Langley Events Centre/Special to The News)
(Photo - www.kelownarockets.com/captains)
(Photo - www.kelownarockets.com/captains)
The Abbotsford Canucks have signed former Kamloops Blazers captain Quinn Schmiemann to a two-year deal. (Abbotsford Canucks photo)

Abbotsford Canucks sign former Kamloops Blazers captain Quinn Schmiemann

20-year-old former Tampa Bay Lightning draft pick signed for two years with AHL club

The Abbotsford Canucks have signed former Kamloops Blazers captain Quinn Schmiemann to a two-year deal. (Abbotsford Canucks photo)
Jesper Vikman’s 50-save shutout on Saturday, April 30, was a new single-game franchise record for the Vancouver Giants. There has also been no recorded shutout of 50-or-more saves in the WHL playoffs beyond 2004. (Kristin Ostrowski/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Jesper Vikman’s 50-save shutout on Saturday, April 30, was a new single-game franchise record for the Vancouver Giants. There has also been no recorded shutout of 50-or-more saves in the WHL playoffs beyond 2004. (Kristin Ostrowski/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Royals host the Vancouver Giants at the Save-on-Foods Memorial Arena in Victoria again on Thursday, Dec. 30, defeating the guests 7-3. (Kevin Light/Special to Black Press Media)

Vancouver Giants drop season finale to Victoria

G-Men lose in third match up against the Royals this holiday season

Royals host the Vancouver Giants at the Save-on-Foods Memorial Arena in Victoria again on Thursday, Dec. 30, defeating the guests 7-3. (Kevin Light/Special to Black Press Media)
Vancouver Giants’ netminder Jesper Vikman made this first period save, one of 14 in Wednesday’s 7-1 loss to the Blazers. The Langley-based Giants are now 1-5 on the season against Kamloops in six meetings. (Allen Douglas/Special to Langley Advance Times)

During active draft week, Giants fall to division leading Blazers

After five victories on the road, the Langley-based G-Men lose in Kamloops

Vancouver Giants’ netminder Jesper Vikman made this first period save, one of 14 in Wednesday’s 7-1 loss to the Blazers. The Langley-based Giants are now 1-5 on the season against Kamloops in six meetings. (Allen Douglas/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Vancouver Giants down Winterhawks in Portland Wednesday night, 3-2 in overtime. (Keith Dwiggins/Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Giants take down Winterhawks in overtime

In the first of three away games, State side, Vancouver G-Men emerge triumphant, 3-2, in extra time

Vancouver Giants down Winterhawks in Portland Wednesday night, 3-2 in overtime. (Keith Dwiggins/Special to Langley Advance Times)
The WHL is the second CHL league to mandate vaccines (FILE/WHL)

WHL announces vaccine mandate for players and staff this 2021/22 season

All WHL players and personnel are required to be vaccinated for the upcoming season

The WHL is the second CHL league to mandate vaccines (FILE/WHL)
Colorado has had its eye on Vancouver Giants netminder Trent Miner for some time, signing him in 2019 and putting him on the ice with the AHL Colorado Eagles for six games earlier this season. (Allen Douglas/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley-based Giants goalie Trent Miner signed to NHL team

Manitoba native, recently lauded for humanitarian efforts, key in Vancouver net last three seasons

Colorado has had its eye on Vancouver Giants netminder Trent Miner for some time, signing him in 2019 and putting him on the ice with the AHL Colorado Eagles for six games earlier this season. (Allen Douglas/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Myles Stoesz of the Chilliwack Bruins trading punches with Prince George Cougar Evan Fuller during a WHL game at Chilliwack’s then-Prospera Centre on Jan. 9, 2007. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Ex-Chilliwack Bruin Myles Stoesz involved in potential class-action lawsuit against Western Hockey League

Stoesz was an enforcer during his playing days, and says he has post-concussion symptoms years later

Myles Stoesz of the Chilliwack Bruins trading punches with Prince George Cougar Evan Fuller during a WHL game at Chilliwack’s then-Prospera Centre on Jan. 9, 2007. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Vancouver Giants victorious over the Royals in Kamloops Thursday, April 15. The G-Men won, 4-0. (Allen Douglas/Special to Black Press Media)

VIDEO: Giants young goalie shutouts Victoria, 4-0

WHL team earn another victory over the Royals Thursday in Kamloops

Vancouver Giants victorious over the Royals in Kamloops Thursday, April 15. The G-Men won, 4-0. (Allen Douglas/Special to Black Press Media)
Vancouver Giants played against the Kelowna Rockets on Sunday, shortly before several members of the Kelowna team tested positive. (Allen Douglas/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Vancouver Giants played against the Kelowna Rockets on Sunday, shortly before several members of the Kelowna team tested positive. (Allen Douglas/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Vancouver Giants president, governor and majority owner Ron Toigo welcomed the provincial announcement made on Monday, Mar. 1, 2021 that the province could soon allow WHL teams to resume competitive play. (Vancouver Giants/Special to Langley Advance Times)

UPDATE: Return to play by Vancouver Giants team confirmed

Will see teams based in two “hub” locations

Vancouver Giants president, governor and majority owner Ron Toigo welcomed the provincial announcement made on Monday, Mar. 1, 2021 that the province could soon allow WHL teams to resume competitive play. (Vancouver Giants/Special to Langley Advance Times)
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