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North Okanagan Knights defenceman Lee Christensen, in a Kootenay International Junior Hockey League game from November 2019 against Princeton, is now a member of the Posse after the team traded him for a player development fee. The Knights also picked up three players from the 100 Mile House Wranglers in the league’s player dispersal draft Saturday, Sept. 5. (Morning Star file photo)

North Okanagan Knights add three in dispersal draft, trade veteran D-man

The KIJHL held draft of players from three teams who have opted out of 2020-21 season

North Okanagan Knights defenceman Lee Christensen, in a Kootenay International Junior Hockey League game from November 2019 against Princeton, is now a member of the Posse after the team traded him for a player development fee. The Knights also picked up three players from the 100 Mile House Wranglers in the league’s player dispersal draft Saturday, Sept. 5. (Morning Star file photo)
The Summerland Steam and the Princeton Posse faced each other in Junior B hockey playoff action in March. Several players, including one from the Summerland Steam, have been awarded bursaries from the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Junior B hockey players receive bursaries

Players from Summerland Steam, Kelowna Chiefs and North Okanagan Knights honoured

The Summerland Steam and the Princeton Posse faced each other in Junior B hockey playoff action in March. Several players, including one from the Summerland Steam, have been awarded bursaries from the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
The Revelstoke Grizzlies played the Princeton Posse Nov. 8, 2019 with a final score of 2-2 after double overtime. (Liam Harrap/Revelstoke Review)

KIJHL looking for government assistance to keep sticks on the ice

Commissioner says league may not continue without support

The Revelstoke Grizzlies played the Princeton Posse Nov. 8, 2019 with a final score of 2-2 after double overtime. (Liam Harrap/Revelstoke Review)
Dominic Turner celebrates a goal with the Golden Rockets. He has recently announced his commitment to play for the UVic Vikes for the 2020-2021 season. (Bill Pringle Photography)

Golden Rockets’ Turner commits to University of Victoria

The 20 year old had 16 goals in 31 regular season games this season

Dominic Turner celebrates a goal with the Golden Rockets. He has recently announced his commitment to play for the UVic Vikes for the 2020-2021 season. (Bill Pringle Photography)
Brayden Blink joined the Rockets mid-season and has been an important leader on their defensive end. (Bill Pringle Photography)

From the Launchpad: Brayden Blink

Brayden Blink will be looking to help his team to the playoffs with a handful of games left.

Brayden Blink joined the Rockets mid-season and has been an important leader on their defensive end. (Bill Pringle Photography)
Chuck Wight (left) is the new coach of the Golden Rockets. (File photo).

New coach hopes to push Golden Rockets into the playoffs

Chuck Wight has 25 years of coaching experience that he brings to the bench of the Rockets.

Chuck Wight (left) is the new coach of the Golden Rockets. (File photo).
Chuck wight (left) has been promoted from assistant coach to head coach and general manager of the team. (File photo)

Chuck Wright to take over Golden Rockets bench

The Rockets “terminated” Jeremy Blumes as head coach of the Golden Rockets Jr. B. on Jan. 27

Chuck wight (left) has been promoted from assistant coach to head coach and general manager of the team. (File photo)
As of Monday, Jan. 27, Blumes is no longer head coach of the Rockets. File photo.

BREAKING: Golden Rockets part ways with head coach

It’s not clear why Jeremy Blumes was let go from the team

As of Monday, Jan. 27, Blumes is no longer head coach of the Rockets. File photo.
From the Launchpad: Connor Nelson

From the Launchpad: Connor Nelson

With a goal and two assists in three wins for the Rockets…

From the Launchpad: Connor Nelson
Goldenite Jake Gudjonson (right) will be counted on to help lead the Rockets’ attack next season.

Rockets coach pleased with spring camps

Jason Stephens believes the Rockets can take a major step forward next season.

Goldenite Jake Gudjonson (right) will be counted on to help lead the Rockets’ attack next season.
The Rockets are taking aim at offseason improvements after a rebuilding year that saw the team win just five games.

Rockets coach on recruitment trail after last place finish

Jason Stephens has put over 8,000 kilometres on his vehicle since the end of the season in order to scout talent in B.C. and Alberta.

The Rockets are taking aim at offseason improvements after a rebuilding year that saw the team win just five games.
Rockets goaltender Keyon Bittner lunges to try and stop a puck during the first period of last night's game. Despite his efforts

Golden Rockets lose final home game by 7-3 count

Despite entering the third period tied 3-3, the Rockets were unable to mount a charge and get a win in their home finale.

Rockets goaltender Keyon Bittner lunges to try and stop a puck during the first period of last night's game. Despite his efforts

Quick start not enough for Rockets in 5-1 loss

The Golden Rockets got off to a quick start on Tuesday night in Invermere, but couldn't sustain it throughout the rest of the game.

Rockets captain Travis Kelly blasts a slapper from the point. His shot made it through a crowd and onto the stick of Andrew Dunn

Rockets lose overtime heartbreaker

The Golden Rockets ended the month of January without a win after a narrow 4-3 overtime defeat at the hands of the Spokane Braves.

Rockets captain Travis Kelly blasts a slapper from the point. His shot made it through a crowd and onto the stick of Andrew Dunn
Goaltender Owen Sikkes makes a stop through a crowd during the Rockets' 6-1 loss to Beaver Valley on Friday. Sikkes was one of the few bright spots throughout a difficult game for Golden.

Rockets flat, lose big to Beaver Valley

Golden came out of the gates slowly and never recovered during a disappointing 6-1 loss to the Nitehawks on Friday night.

Goaltender Owen Sikkes makes a stop through a crowd during the Rockets' 6-1 loss to Beaver Valley on Friday. Sikkes was one of the few bright spots throughout a difficult game for Golden.
Rockets forward Jake Gudjonson fishes for a loose puck in front of the Ghostriders net during the second period of Golden's 4-1 loss on Saturday night.

Rockets lose pair over weekend

The Rockets had plenty of scoring chances this weekend, but in the end they managed just a pair of goals in two losses.

Rockets forward Jake Gudjonson fishes for a loose puck in front of the Ghostriders net during the second period of Golden's 4-1 loss on Saturday night.
Rockets forward Andrew Dunn stretches out for the puck during the second period of Golden's 3-2 loss to the Fernie Ghostriders on Saturday night.

Rockets fall by narrow 3-2 margin to Fernie

The Rockets went winless on the weekend but head coach Jason Stephens was encouraged by his young team's effort.

Rockets forward Andrew Dunn stretches out for the puck during the second period of Golden's 3-2 loss to the Fernie Ghostriders on Saturday night.
Goaltender Owen Sikkes can only watch as Kimberley forward Korbyn Chabot fires a rebound into the waiting cage during the second period of the Nitro's 6-4 win over Golden on Friday night.

Rockets lose 6-4 to Dynamiters, former captain Wit

Tanner Wit spent Thursday as a Golden Rocket before being traded to Kimberley and taking on his former team Friday night.

Goaltender Owen Sikkes can only watch as Kimberley forward Korbyn Chabot fires a rebound into the waiting cage during the second period of the Nitro's 6-4 win over Golden on Friday night.
Rockets defenceman Sean Ripley battles for the loose puck on Wednesday night during Golden's 4-1 loss to the Grizzlies.

Rockets the victim of another disallowed goal in 4-1 loss

A year of frustration had a fitting home finale for the Rockets with another disallowed goal and another defeat.

Rockets defenceman Sean Ripley battles for the loose puck on Wednesday night during Golden's 4-1 loss to the Grizzlies.
Rockets forward Mathew Thiessen winds up for a shot during the first period of the Rockets' 1-0 win over Grand Forks on Friday night.

Rockets shutout Grand Forks before falling to Fernie

The Rockets have been playing better of late but are still no match for the division's powerhouses.

Rockets forward Mathew Thiessen winds up for a shot during the first period of the Rockets' 1-0 win over Grand Forks on Friday night.