Wednesday, December 31, 2008

McColgan Makes Home Debut

Kelowna Rockets fans will get a first hand look at Shane McColgan when the 15 year-old forward makes his home debut against the Spokane Chiefs.
McColgan was the Rockets first round draft pick, 13th overall in the 2008 Western Hockey League bantam draft. He made his WHL debut on December 16 in Red Deer and scored his first WHL goal, a game winner,the following night in Edmonton. This season McColgan is playing with the Los Angeles Junior Kings.
McColgan will be joined by Max Adolph, the Rockets 4th round pick from 2007 bantam draft. This season Adolph is a key contributor for the Saskatoon Contacts ofthe SMAAAHL. Adolph and the Contacts are currently playing at the Mac’s Midget Tournament in Calgary.

Rockets President/General Manager Bruce Hamilton states, “We’ve been short-handed for the last few games. With the addition of Shane and Max we’ll finally have a full line up after we lost three players to the World Juniors. Plus it’ll give our fans a chance to see two very good future Rockets.”

Both McColgan and Adolph will play Friday night against Spokane and Saturday against Moose Jaw.


stoptya said...

Happy New Year Regan,
Speaking of making home debuts, have you heard any new news on whether or not that young Swedish player will be joining the Rockets after the WJ tourn? He may be a nice addition going into the stretch run if he's as good as everyone claims for him to be.

Regan Bartel said...

Bruce Hamilton is in Ottawa as we speak. I will give more details on the Backlund situation when I post the interview I had with him Tuesday night.
Happy New Year to you.

entropyyy said...

mm,yeah he has been playing well,sweden rolled russia,i was keeping my eye on him and he looked good,in that game especially. big,physical,offensive. deffinetly would be a very nice addition.