The Okanagan Rockets are proud to announce that 1997 born defenceman Tanner Browne has been committed to by the Langley Rivermen of the BCHL.
Browne a 5'11, 190 pound defenceman played a key role in the Okanagan Rockets run to the Telus Cup this season. Browne suited up for all 40 regular season games and ranked 2nd among Rockets defenceman with 5 goals and 17 assists for 22 points. Browne would go on to add 1 goal and 2 assists in 6 BC Major Midget playoff games as the Rockets claimed their 2nd league championship.
Browne scored one the biggest goals for the Rockets this season as he blasted a point shot past Red Deer goaltender Jayden Sittler with just 8 minutes remaining in the 3rd and deciding game of the Pacific Region Final. Liam Finlay would eventually send the Rockets to their first ever Telus Cup with an O.T. winner.
"Tanner was one of my main off-season targets heading into the 13-14 season" said Rockets general manager David Michaud. "I knew his size and strength would be a huge asset for our team, and Tanner didn't disappoint. Despite the fact that he only played one season with the Rockets, he was a big part of our club and a great competitor for us."
Bobby Henderson, the head coach and general manger of the Rivermen was equally excited to add Browne to the Langley Roster for the 2014-2015 season. "We are very excited to add Tanner Browne to our hockey club. We love his compete level, he's tough to play against. We expect big things from Tanner over the years as he continues his development."
Browne becomes the 9th member of the Okanagan Rockets to receive a junior commitment this off-season.