Rockets organization rated highly
What are the best organizations in junior hockey?
The Hockey News asked that question of player agents, advisors, NHL scouts and executives and the Kelowna Rockets are regarded as one of the premiere franchises.
Associate Senior Writer Ryan Kennedy conducted the study and says the Rockets were a close second to the Portland Winterhawks.
"When I think of prospect defenceman, I always think of Kelowna. The track record in the past decade, even the last 15 years, the names you can ring off in Kelowna are impressive. If you are an elite athlete, Kelowna is going to do right by you."
The top rated junior organization, according to the Hockey News survey, was the Ontario Hockey League's London Knights.
"If you are going to play junior hockey and you have to be away from home, why not do it in a nice locale while also getting that pro style treatment from Bruce Hamilton and his whole crew", Kennedy added.