Jun 23, 2012 / 9:23 am
A pair of Kelowna Rockets were selected in round two of the NHL draft in Pittsburgh Saturday morning.
Colton Sissons and Damon Severson were both selected in the top 60 of the 2012 Draft.
Sissons was chosen 50th overall by the Nashville Predators while Severson was selected 10 picks later at the 60th spot by the New Jersey Devils.
Sissons, a 6-foot-1 forward and the Rockets captain, had 41 points in 58 games last season with the Rockets.
Severson, a 6-foot-2 defenceman, had 37 points in 56 games last season.
Also, centre Ryan Olsen, acquired by Kelowna this off-season, was also drafted, chosen in the sixth round by the Winnipeg Jets.
Olsen, a 6-foot-3 centre, was acquired by Kelowna in an off season trade that saw Shane McColgan and Jessey Astles sent to Saskatoon.
The Rockets say all three players are expected back with the club for the 2012-13 Western Hockey League season.
On Friday, one of the Rockets European import selections was also drafted.
Latvian star Zemgus Girgensons was drafted 14th overall by the Buffalo Sabres.
The Rockets have the CHL rights to Girgensons after Kelowna selected him in the 2011 CHL import draft with the 45th overall selection.
Girgensons was the assistant captain for Team Latvia at the World Junior Hockey Championships last season.
Meanwhile, former Penticton Vees defenseman and current Denver Pioneer, Joey Laleggia was drafted by the Edmonton Oilers, 123rd overall on Saturday.
Laleggia was the second pick in the fifth round and was one of six current and former BCHL players taken in the draft.
Read more Sports News
- Kelowna Rockets
- West Kelowna Warriors
- Penticton Vees
- Vernon Vipers
- Kelowna Chiefs
- Penticton Lakers
- Okanagan College Coyotes
- Kelowna Minor Hockey
- Westside Minor Hockey
- Penticton Minor Hockey
- Vernon Minor Hockey
- Winfield Minor Hockey
- Pepsi Premier Hockey League
- Kelowna Ball Hockey
- Okanagan Ball Hockey
- Penticton Ball Hockey
- Sunplex Ball Hockey
- Field Hockey Okanagan
- Okanagan Rockets
- Lake Country Old-Timers Hockey Association
- Orchard City Hockey League
- Kelowna Heat Spring Hockey
- Okanagan All Stars Hockey Club
- BCHL | KIJHL | WHL | NHL
- Kelowna Women's Soccer
- Kelowna Men's Soccer
- Okanagan Challenge
- Kelowna United FC
- Central Okanagan Youth
- Kelowna Youth Soccer
- Westside Youth Soccer
- Rutland Youth Soccer
- Lake Country Youth Soccer
- Penticton Soccer Club
- South Okanagan Similkameen Youth Soccer
- Thompson Okanagan Football Club
- Sunplex Futsal League
- Pepsi Premier Soccer League
- CSA | FIFA | MLS
- Kelowna AquaJets
- Liquid Lightning Swim Club
- Ogopogo Summer Swim Club
- Okanagan Masters Swim Club
- Kelowna Masters Swim Club
- Kelowna Badminton Club
- The Penticton Yacht & Tennis
- OK Mission Tennis
- Lakeview Heights Tennis
- Vernon Tennis Association
- Squash BC Okanagan League
- ESPN Tennis
Does your local team have a website?
Email us to add your community sports link.
Cover your team's games! Write up a story and email us email@example.com for publication here.
- Canada's soccer team looking to add American-born Rachel Quon
- Canada's Eugenie Bouchard rolls into quarters in Strasbourg
- Former U.S. team stalwart Claudio Reyna to head new MLS team
- Tiger Woods calls Sergio Garcia comment 'hurtful'
- Gritty defenceman Andy Sutton officially retires from NHL
- Robinson: Ruling on long putters comes up short
- Brian Urlacher says he's retiring from NFL
- Stanley Cup Playoffs: Wednesday's Need To Know
- Chick: Time for Raptors to kill the dinosaur
- Mario Goetze won't play for Borussia Dortmund in Champions final
- IOC says still more work needed on targeted drug testing
- 30 Thoughts: Avalanche zero in on Patrick Roy
(Click for RSS instructions.)