Rockets Bell CHL player of the week

The accolades keep coming for the Kelowna Rockets.

Myles Bell is the latest to be recognized for his individual achievements.

The 20-year-old forward was named Tuesday as the Canadian Hockey League's player of the week.

Bell had five goals and five assists and was a +6 in four games last week.

Included in those totals were game winning goals against Portland (7-2) and Vancouver (4-2).

The Calgary product leads the club in goals with 23 and is second in scoring with 43 points.

Bell is in his fifth season in the league - his third with the Rockets.

Earlier today (Tuesday) six former Rockets learned they would be representing their teams at the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

They include:

  • Duncan Keith - Canada (2002-2003)
  • Shea Weber - Canada (2001-2005)
  • Jamie Benn - Canada 2007-2009)
  • Alex Edler - Sweden (2005-2006)
  • Lauris Darzins - Latvia (2004-2006)
  • Tomas Raffl - Austria (2005-2006)

The Rockets, the number one ranked team in the Canadian Hockey League, continue to be the runaway leaders in the Western Hockey League.

In 39 games, the Rockets have a record of 33-4-0-2, nine points better than the Eastern Conference leading Calgary Hitmen.

They are 10 points better than Victoria and 14 up on Portland in the Western Conference with five and two games in hand respectively.

The Rockets open a four game Alberta road trip Wednesday in Edmonton.

The trip continues with games in Lethbridge (Friday), Medicine Hat (Saturday) and Calgary (Sunday).

They play consecutive nights in Victoria the following weekend before finally returning home to host the Everett Silvertips Wednesday, Jan. 22.


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