Rockets seeking elite hockey talent

The Okanagan Rockets are looking for new players for next year's hockey season.

After falling one win short of their ultimate goal during the 2012-2013 playoff drive, the Okanagan Rockets have made it clear that with the new season on the horizon, the club has one goal, and it’s simply to get to the Canadian Midget Championships, the Telus Cup.

The Okanagan Rockets Major Midget squad is made up of 15-, 16- and 17-year-old players from Osoyoos through to Lumby.

Typically, the majority of the squad is made up of West Kelowna, Kelowna, and Vernon players.

Rockets general manager David Michaud is hoping to see a little more representation from the South Okanagan.

“We have had some pretty good players over the years come from the South, and we would love to see that continue.” he said “We understand that the drive is probably the single largest drawback to come and play for us, but much like the Vernon players, if there are a few players that come from the South, carpooling certainly lessens the load on the individual families.”

If Michaud has a message to the top guns in the south, it’s simply to come to the club’s evaluation camp held in August and let the Rockets introduce their program to you.

“I’ve said all along this off-season, if a player thinks they can help us win a national championship, I want to meet them.”

To play for the Rockets, a player must attend the club’s Summer Evaluation Camp which is being held at the Capital News Centre in Kelowna from Aug. 8 to 11.

Interested parties can visit www.bchockey.net to register.  If you would like more information regarding the camp, or the Rockets themselves, contact general manager David Michaud at david@okanaganrockets.com.