Rockets come up big at Olympics
It was already known that the Kelowna Rockets would be well represented at the 2014 Sochi games, but no one knew exactly what to expect from each player as they donned their country’s jersey to play against the world’s elite.
The trio of Shea Weber, Duncan Keith and Jamie Benn came up huge for Canada, leading them to the gold medal.
Weber (6 points) and Keith (+6) both won their second gold medal in a row, while Benn chipped in two game winning goals, including his terrific tip-in against the US, to secure his first Olympic medal.
Alex Edler, who had 61 points in 74 career games with the Rockets, earned a silver medal for Team Sweden.
Former Rockets Lauris Darzins was a star member of a hard-working Latvian club that gave Team Canada a tough quarter-final game. Darzins had the lone goal for Latvia and led the team in goals (4) in the tournament.
Austrian player Tomas Raffl, who played 12 games with the Rockets in 05-06, also had a good Olympics with three points in four games.
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