Thanks to an incredible run over the last two months, the stock of the Kelowna Rockets is quickly rising in the WHL. Along with it has come an increased recognition of many of the team’s players, including Colton Sissons
The 6’1, 189lb forward has been steadily contributing goals all season and now sits with 15 on the year. While that figure is not spectacular by itself, Sissons has also added other dimensions to his game, including improved awareness on the ice, especially in his own end. As a veteran on the club, Sissons is being given tougher assignments and is bearing the responsibility with great poise.
“Colton’s strongest quality would be his character and leadership ability,” said Rockets coach Ryan Huska.
Sissons’ career trajectory has been remarkable since graduating from the North Shore Winter Club, jumping briefly to the BCHL and later to the WHL, despite not having been selected in the Bantam draft. Since taking on a starring role in Kelowna, Sissons has caught the attention of many in the hockey world, including the Nashville Predators, who used their #50th overall, 2nd round selection to acquire Sissons in 2012.
Sissons’ Kelowna Rockets currently sit atop the WHL’s BC division and seem poised to make a deep playoff run this spring.
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