Ferguson thrilled to be back behind bench

Former Kelowna Rockets forward Simon Ferguson is back behind the bench of the Okanagan Midget Rockets.

After a three year absence, Ferguson hopes to lead the team to a BC Major Midget Hockey League championship.

The 35 year-old admits he's mellowed over the years.

"Probably when I first started I was a little more intense on the bench that I needed to be.  I have settled in and try to just teach and not worry about things that you do when you are a first year coach".      

Ferguson last coached the Midget Rockets in the 2014-2015 season.

The Rockets open the regular season this weekend at the Capital News Centre.