Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Smart decision by intelligent player

For the second time in less than four months, a player with the Kelowna Rockets has had to walk away from hockey because of recurring symptoms due to a concussion. Twenty year-old Spencer Main is retiring after playing just 12 regular season games last season. Back in May, teammate Max Adolph also announced he was leaving the game on the advise of doctors. Adolph played 36 games in 2010-2011, but was in and out of the line up that season with no less than four concussions.
Main thought he was on the road to recovery after spending a good portion of the summer in Kelowna under the watchful eye of athletic therapist Jeff Thorburn. Strenuous workouts both on and off the ice went well, but when you throw in the variable of contact, Main's body just couldn't take it. But unlike some who do everything in their power to ignore the obvious, Main listened to his body and made the right decision. 
A WHL championship in 2009 and a nomination as Western Conference Scholastic Player of the Year in 2010, Main can walk away knowing his future is as bright in the business world as it was in hockey when the Rockets made him a second round pick in the 2007 WHL Bantam Draft.

Spencer, all the best!


g.k said...

Really sad to see Spencer leave the game, if healthy he could of been a real leader this year!! Good luck with what ever your future holds. So we now only have one 20 year old if I'm not mistaken, Bruce really needs to find at least one more if not two. I would think there will be a few available once other teams start finalizing their rosters!! Regan are there any teams you know of that may have a few more than they'll need??

Howiefelter said...

Great decision Spencer. Wishing you the best in your future endeavors. Thanks for the excitement.

bigkev said...

Spencer Main was a good guy, good luck to him in the future.

so reagan what do you think bruce does now...?

Regan Bartel said...

Everett has five. Kamloops has four and I think Seattle also has four. Those are just three teams out West that have a log jam of 20's.

bigkev said...

any chance we could get Ryan Harrison

Regan Bartel said...

Good Kelowna kid.