• Joe Gatenby didn't get drafted by an NHL team, but that doesn't matter now.

    The Kelowna Rockets defenceman has received an invite to the Buffalo Sabres prospects camp.

    The camp starts July 6th and the 18 year-old couldn't be happier to be heading to a team that is a 'full time rebuild.

    "Pretty much I am getting the same experience as anyone that has been drafted. I am getting the chance to go to the development camp and I am excited to go and show my stuff and learn all that I can during the week I am there. It is a process of getting better and hopefully catch someones eye and get drafted or signed next year. It is just a matter of keep building".   

    Gatenby played in 65 of the Rockets 72 games this season, scoring twice and adding 13 assists.
  • The Kelowna Rockets have selected 18-year-old Calvin Thurkauf as their first-round pick (59th overall) in Tuesday's Canadian Hockey League import draft. 
  • The Kelowna Rockets will likely select a forward with their lone pick in Tuesday's  Canadian Hockey League Import draft.

    The Rockets have the 59th pick overall.

    GM Bruce Hamilton doesn't anticipate getting a top six forward in the draft.

    "He would have to be a special player to be in our top six for next year for the group that we have coming back.  We are just hoping we can get a young guy like Soustal that can come in and work his way into being a pretty good player for us."

    The Rockets have one spot available to make a selection with the departure of Leon Draisaitl.
  • It was a good weekend for a pair of Kelowna Rockets.
  • It took until the end of the evening, but Kelowna Rockets forward Nick Merkley has become the sixth Rockets player to be drafted in the first round of the NHL Entry Draft. 
  • It isn't often that a Kelowna Rockets forward is taken in the first round of the NHL draft.

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