Hockey is back as the 2018 Kelowna Rockets Rookie Camp starts Monday followed by Main Camp

The time has come once again to enjoy Rockets hockey. The off-season has all but come to a close and hockey players are heading to Kelowna for the 2018 Kelowna Rockets Rookie Camp followed by Training Camp.

Rockets prospects get the opportunity to showcase their skills to coaches and management to try to earn their spot in main camp. Rookie camp runs August 20th – August 24th and currently features 99 Rockets hopefuls. (Number subject to change)

Rockets Assistant Coach Kris Mallette had some words of encouragement for the newcomers.

“Enjoy the experience and do what you do best. Our scouts do a great job identifying talent so when you come here work hard and have fun,” said Mallette.

Following Rookie Camp, Main Camp begins on August 24th and runs through August 30th. Team selection takes place during main camp, and carries over into preseason.

As for the returning players heading into main camp, coaches want to see improvement.

“Our returning players will need to show management and the coaches that they put the work in over the summer,” Mallette said. “There are never any guarantees so everyone will need to work hard and compete for a spot on the roster.”

Catch this year’s Rockets back in action for their first preseason game of the 2018 WHL Preseason on August 31st at Prospera Place when Kelowna hosts the Victoria Royals at 7:00pm. Tickets are on sale now at, at the Prospera Place box office or by phone at 250-762-5050.

For full preseason schedule, click here:

Season tickets are on sale now. Reserve yours and help the Rockets win the bid to host the 2020 Memorial Cup. Rockets Season Ticket holders have the rights to their seats for the 2020 Memorial Cup should Kelowna win the bid.  Contact us by email – Gavin Hamilton – or Andrew Deans –, or by phone at 250-860-7825 and don’t be left in the parking lot.


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