Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Rockets land big fish

The Kelowna Rockets have landed a pretty big fish - literally.
The Rockets have announced that 17 year-old  Mitch Weaton has elected to join the Western Hockey League team after entertaining offers from several American based schools.
The 6'5, 215 pound defenceman attended Rockets main camp last month and impressed, but he was undecided if major junior was the path that he wanted to take.
The tenth round draft pick of the Rockets from 2010, will join the team immediately and could be in the line up as quickly as Thursday when the Rockets are in Spokane for their second to last pre-season game.     
The Rockets envision Wheaton being in their top six d-men this season.
The 2010 WHL Draft looks like a good one for the Rockets, who selected Jesse Lees, Madison Bowey, Tyson Baillie, Mitch Wheaton and Austin Ferguson. 


Unknown said...

With the Rockets now having 10 d-men: Myles Bell (19), Madison Bowey (17), Mitchell Chapman (20), Stewart Coyle (17), MacKenzie Johnston (19), Jesse Lees (17), Colten Martin (18), Damon Severson (18), Riley Stadel (16), Mitch Wheaton (17)

Which ones are not going to stay?

bigkev said...

will they finally dump MacKenzie Johnston now.

g.k said...

I agree with you kev, but with Chapman gone for 4 to 6 weeks they will need that experience on the backend. Sounds like this kid is the real deal, especially if he had offers to play college south of the border. Hopefully he has a nasty edge to go along with that size, we've lacked that kind of player for quite a while.

Howiefelter said...

one can only hope they get rid of Johnston maybe even Bell