Rockets main camp underway

in Other News


August 26, 2018

by Kevin Bain

The Kelowna Rockets Main Camp days one and two took place on Saturday and Sunday.

58 players were split into three different squads, with the first team taking the ice at 9:o0 am on Saturday for practice.

The other two then faced each other in a scrimmage. Players were then given a break, and one of the two teams that had scrimmaged earlier took the ice for practice at 4:00pm, followed by a scrimmage of the other two teams. The schedule ran the same way on Sunday with both days concluding at 7:00pm.

Two days into camp, Rockets returning defenceman Libor Zabransky likes what he sees.

“Camp has been good. We’ve had a couple of games so far, everyone is out there working hard and trying their best so it’s been fun, we will be in good shape,” said Zabransky.

The native of Brno, Czech Rep. spent the offseason training back home.

“It was a fun offseason. I was at home so I got to enjoy some time with my family and my friends. I was also with my old team in Brno so I had summer workouts with them which was nice for me working out with older, bigger guys, I really enjoyed it,” Zabransky said. “I just tried to get bigger and faster, and just improve myself overall. With guys like Cal Foote and the other guys not being here anymore, it’s going to a bigger challenge for me this season.”

Main Camp continues for Zabransky and the rest on Monday morning for day three at 9:00 am.

Main Camp runs from August 24th – August 30th, with Rockets preseason beginning on August 31st as they host their divisional rivals, the Victoria Royals at Prospera Place. Puck drop is at 7:05 pm.

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:

Rockets season tickets are on sale now.

Early reservations will help in the Rockets 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 the Rockets by email – Gavin Hamilton – [email protected] or Andrew Deans – [email protected], or by phone at 250-860-7825 and don’t be left in the parking lot.