Steel Quiring #18 of the Kelowna Rockets skates against the Spokane Chiefs on Feb. 6 at Prospera Place in Kelowna (Photo by Marissa Baecker/Shoot the Breeze)

Kelowna Rockets prospects play Canada Winter Games

The prospects will take the ice with accomplished NHLers

The 2019 Canada winter games have arrived.

The games open this Friday in Red Deer, Alta. Five Rockets Prospects will be joining a list of NHLers whi have competed in the games before. Stars on the ice will include Bob Gainey, Steven Stamkos, Paul Kariya, Nathan MacKinnon and Sidney Crosby.

Trevor Wong, Elias Carmichael and Steel Quiring will compete for Team BC’s U16 male team, while Hayden Wilm and Justin Dueck suit up for team Saskatchewan.

All five players were selected by the Rockets at the 2018 WHL Bantam Draft. Wong and Quiring have both made their WHL debuts with the Rockets this season.

Wong made his WHL debut with the Rockets Oct. 27 against the Prince George Cougars. He has one goal in four games played with the Rockets as a 15-year-old.

Carmichael, defenseman was a second-round pick of the Rockets.

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Quiring was taken in the fifth round by the Rockets has continued his offensive production putting up 39 points and 20 penalty minutes in 31 games played with the Okanagan Rockets (BCMML). The Vernon product has played two games with the Kelowna Rockets this season.

Wilm, a product of Central Butte, Sask. was selected in the fifth round, 106th overall. The Rockets drafted him after a 54 point campaign in 30 games played last year with the Swift Current Broncos Bantam AA. This season the forward has 14 points in 34 games and eight penalty minutes with the Saskatoon Blazers.

Goaltender, Dueck had a 9-5 record with a 3.02 goals-against-average and one shutout with Swift Current Broncos Bantam AA last season. He was taken in the tenth round, 204th overall at the Bantam Draft. So far this season the netminder has a record of 18-0-0, a 1.50 goals-against-average and four shutouts with Swift Current Hurricanes Midget AA.

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Team BC will begin their quest for gold on Feb. 16 against Manitoba. The game will be televised on TSN2 at 6:30 p.m.

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