Nolan Foote hopes to make a splash at the 2018 CIBC Canada Russia Series starting tomorrow, November 5th in Kamloops, B.C. and Tuesday, November 6 in Vancouver, B.C.
Foote says he’s excited about another learning experience, “I’m very excited, it’s very cool being able to play with Team WHL. There is going to be a lot of great players; I’m excited to meet all of the guys and learn from them and the experience.”
Nolan, a highly touted prospect is projected to be a first-round draft pick by the NHL Central Scouting at the upcoming draft in June. He’ll be one of five players to lace up for team WHL that hasn’t been drafted or signed by an NHL team yet; Lethbridge’s Dylan Cozens, Saskatoon’s Kirby Dach and Vancouver’s Bown Byram are all eligible for the upcoming draft while Prince Albert’s Brett Leason is a free agent. He says he wants to play a good game.
“It’s a good chance to play with a lot of players who have already been through the draft process or have signed,” said Foote. “For us draft eligibles we want to play our best game and show everyone how good we are and what we can do. I want to play a hard-working and simple game while showing off my skill set and shot.”
With Foote’s addition to the WHL’s roster, it marks the 12th year in a row that the Kelowna Rockets will be represented in the series. His older brother, Cal, was on the WHL’s team in his post-draft season last year.
You can watch Nolan and Team WHL battle Russia on your television; both games will be broadcast nationally on Sportsnet at 5 pm both nights.
Foote and the Rockets will play at home on Wednesday, November 21st when they host the Regina Pats at Prospera Place for Hat Trick Wednesday. Tickets are on sale at selectyourtickets.com, at the Prospera Place box office or by phone at 250-762-5050.
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