Friday, September 7, 2012

Whistle while you work

The Kelowna Rockets answered the question I asked in my earlier post by acquired 17 year-old goaltender Jackson Whistle from the Vancouver Giants. The Rockets give up a 3rd rounder for the Kelowna resident, who played a backup role with the G-Men last season.
Whistle was the Giants 4th round pick in the 2010 WHL Bantam Draft. Last season, Whistle appeared in 21 games and recorded his first career win in a 20 save shutout victory over the Prince George Cougars.
Whistle will make his Rockets debut tomorrow night against Victoria. Oddly enough, Whistle was the Giants starter last Saturday at Prospera Place in a 3-2 pre-season shootout win.  It marks the fifth time in franchise history the Rockets and Giants have hooked up in a trade.


jaz301 said...

Lets hope he gets better. I am not liking his 1-7-3 record.

ken said...

this is going to be a long season again!! going to be tuff to watch. just saying

Regan Bartel said...

Whistle was a 16 year-old back up goaltender. Just to be in the WHL at 16 is pretty impressive. Probably would have benefited from another year of midget with Okanagan Rockets.