Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Rockets goalie defends more than just the goal

From stopping hockey pucks to defending clients accused of murder.  

A former Kelowna Rockets goaltender is involved in a high profile first degree murder trial underway in a Kelowna courtroom this week.

One of the defense lawyers for Joelon Verma is 34 year-old Jordan Watt.

Verma is accused in the murder of Brittany Irving after a drug transaction in April of 2010.

Watt played parts of two seasons with the Kelowna Rockets after earning a roster spot on a free agent tryout.

The North Delta resident would eventually be traded to the Red Deer Rebels before attending the University of Ottawa where he would earn his law degree and follow in the footsteps of his father Alexander.     

Watt is now based in Victoria.

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