The Okanagan Rockets are proud to congratulate alumni Brett Mennear (2011-13) and Kristian Blumenschein (2013/14) who won the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL) Championship with the West Kelowna Warriors on Saturday night.
Mennear, 19, played two seasons with the Rockets from 2011 to 2013, amassing a total of 78 regular season games with 32 goals and 57 assists for 89 points. Brett also appeared in 10 career BCMML playoff games, adding 2 goals and 6 assists for 8 total points. The West Kelowna native was the Rockets team Rookie Of The Year in 2011/12 while also being named the team’s Unsung Hero the following season in 2012/13. Mennear also sits 3rd in all-time points (89) and all-time assists (57) in club history.
During his BCHL time, Mennear has suited up in 163 regular season games, earning 34 goals and 80 career points with the Warriors. The Bentley College commit has also seen 35 playoff games in the BCHL, picking up 2 goals and 14 points in those contests, with most of them coming in this season’s playoff run with 2 goals and 9 assists being tallied in the 24 games this playoffs.
Blumenschein, 18, spent the 2013/14 season with the Rockets, playing in 37 regular season games with 3 goals and 15 assists for 18 points during his tenure with Okanagan. Kristian tallied 7 assists in 7 BCMML playoff games en route to the Rockets BCMML Championship and Telus Cup National Bronze Medal. “Blumey” tallied a goal and an assist in 7 Telus Cup games in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan to add to an impressive campaign.
In his two BCHL seasons, the Colorado College commit has played in 93 regular season games, putting up 15 goals and 63 points during that time. In 25 career BCHL playoff games, Blumenschein has tallied 2 goals and 10 points in that span.
Mennear, Blumenschein and the rest of the Warriors, who finished off a 4-2 series win over the Chilliwack Chiefs for the BCHL crown, will now travel to Estevan, Saskatchewan to represent the BCHL in the Western Canada Cup (WCC), playing against teams from the AJHL, SJHL & MJHL to compete for a spot in the RBC Cup at the end of May in Lloydminster, Alberta.