The Okanagan Rockets are proud to announce that 1998 born goaltender Brendan Barry has been committed to by the Penticton Vees of the BCHL.
Barry posted tremendous numbers for the Rockets this season as he went 15-1-2 during the regular season and then started every one of the Rockets post season games leading the Rockets past the Vancouver NW Giants for the clubs 2nd ever BCMML championship.
Barry then helped the Rockets defeat the Red Deer Optimist in the Pacific Regional championship, and finally started 6 of the Rockets 7 games at the 2014 Telus Cup in Moose Jaw where the Rockets earned national bronze.
"Brendan exceeded all expectations from a performance standpoint" said Rockets general manager David Michaud. "Brendan pushed and pushed for more starts down the stretch and did a tremendous job for us in the post season. We don't have a playoff MVP award, but if we did, Brendan Barry would have been the winner. His play, especially against the Giants and Red Deer is something that I will remember for a long time."
Vees President, Head Coach & GM Fred Harbinson on Brendan’s commitment, “Over the years, we have had a chance to watch Brendan develop and believe that he has worked hard to achieve his recent success and know he will continue to do so in a Vees’ jersey. Importantly, Brendan has demonstrated a clear ability to perform and win in high-pressure situations. It is these characteristics that solidified our desire to have him be a part of goaltending tandem, along with returner Hunter Miska.”
Barry joins an ever growing list of Rockets players who are moving on to play junior hockey after one of the most successful seasons in Okanagan Rockets history.