Tvrdon debuts with #1 Rockets Friday
Newly acquired forward Marek Tvrdon will make his much anticipated Kelowna Rockets debut Friday when the club opens a weekend back-to-back set in Victoria.
Tvrdon, acquired prior to last Friday's Western Hockey League trade deadline has yet to suit up for his new team.
The 20-year-old Nitra, Slovakia native was not able to suit up with the Rockets until some paperwork issues could be sorted out.
Now that those issues are behind them Tvrdon is ready to step onto the ice with his new team.
Tvrdon, a fourth round draft choice of the NHL's Detroit Red Wings, was sent to the Wings East Coast Hockey League team in Toledo rather than back to junior in Vancouver.
The Wings have since re-assigned Tvrdon to the Rockets.
Tvrdon played 22 games in Toledo picking up nine goals and four assists to go along with six penalty minutes.
His best season with the Vancouver Giants was also the one in which he stayed relatively healthy. In 60 games during the 2011-2012 season he registered 31 goals and 43 assists.
Injuries in the other two seasons contributed to him playing just 30 games. Over that span he scored 14 times and added 19 assists.
Tvrdon joins a Rockets team which remains the number one ranked Canadian Junior Hockey team.
The latest rankings released Wednesday have the Rockets (36-5-0-2) the number one team in the nation followed by the Erie Otters (34-7-2-0) and Guelph Storm (32-8-2-1).
Calgary and Portland are also ranked in the top 10 while the Victoria Royals remain n honourable mention for the third week in a row.
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