In an effort to increase the competition level, and continue the Rockets long-standing alumni involvement, the Okanagan Rockets are proud to introduce the Alumni Cup to both their Spring ID Camps, and Evaluation Camp in August.
"Our alumni are a huge part of our program" said Rockets general manager David Michaud. "The alumni are what makes us great, we don't just name the teams after our players, they come back year in and year out to help grow our program."
The birth of the "Alumni Cup" will keep interest high for the players and alumni alike. "Who doesn't like having their name engraved on a trophy?" said Michaud. "The chirping is already in full effect between this years group that will lead our five teams into the 1st ever spring ID camp."
The spring ID camp teams will be lead by:
Team Red: Josh Blanchard, Salmon Arm Silverbacks
Team Green: Cory Santoro, Bonnyville Pointiacs
Team Yellow: Jake Kryski / Liam Finlay, Kamloops Blazers / Vernon Vipers
Team White: Branden Wagner / Gen Bryshun, Salmon Arm Silverbacks /Bonnyville
Team Navy: Cortlan Procter, Yorkton Terriers
This group offers BCMML championship experience, national championship experience, NHL draft prospects, and international experience.
Good luck to the more than 100 players who will begin the process of ultimately forming the group that the Rockets hope can take them all the way to the Telus Cup in New Brunswick in the spring of 2016.
The process begins with registration on Friday afternoon.