Big White Australian guests propel Rockets to victory!
Seven busses from Big White Ski Resort carrying 378 fans from all over the world helped cheer the Kelowna Rockets to a 4-3 overtime victory against the Lethbridge Hurricanes yesterday evening. Cal Foote scored the overtime winner for the Rockets assisted by fellow Team Canada World Junior teammate, Dillon Dube, who also had a goal of his own on the night.
The Rockets are leading the B.C. Division and are currently fourth overall in the Western Hockey League standings. Fans were treated last night with Dube’s return to the ice in Kelowna following the World Juniors and he did not disappoint.
International guests at Big White sign up to attend Rocket’s games in droves to have the authentic Canadian experience of watching hockey. “They’re great fans and bring life to our game,” says Bruce Hamilton, president of the Kelowna Rockets Hockey Club.
“With a large portion of the guests in January travelling from Australia and New Zealand, this is an experience they won’t find close to home and even though they might not follow the game as closely as Canadians, they will undoubtedly be cheering the loudest,” says Rob Crichton, sales manager at Big White Ski Resort.
So far this year 1,320 Big White guests have attended Rockets games with busses booked for four more games throughout February and March.