Thursday, May 5, 2011

Chartier is Rockets top pick

The Kelowna Rockets went to Saskatchewan for their first two picks in today's WHL bantam draft in Calgary.
In round one, 15th overall, the Rockets picked forward Rourke Chartier from Saskatoon.
I spoke to Chartier about how he heard the news he was drafted by the Rockets.
"Our teachers are all on strike so we didn't have school today. It worked out pretty good. Otherwise I would have been at school, so we just watched it on the webcast".
Oddly enough Chartier's parents are both teachers and were on the picket lines when the news came down that he was headed to Kelowna.
Chartier's father, Marc, is the head coach of the Saskatoon Contacts, the team Rourke will play with next season before hopefully earning a spot with the Rockets as a 16 year-old.
Marc Chartier played with the Saskatoon Blades and Billings Bighorns in the late 70's before spending time with the University of Saskatchewan Huskies.
In round two, the Rockets picked forward Austin Glover 37th overall.

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