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Rockets headed to hockey hall of fame

For Bruce Hamilton and Ryan Huska this is becoming old hat.

Hamilton, Huska and the rest of the 2004 Memorial Cup champion Kelowna Rockets will be indicted into the BC Hockey Hall of Fame in Penticton on July 25.

The announcement was made Thursday.

The Rockets will be inducted along with former Vancouver Canucks' goaltender Kirk McLean, 1975 first round NHL draft pick Pat Price and long time BC Hockey Program/Development Coordinator Bill Ennos .

Hamilton was inducted into the BC Hockey Hall of Fame in 2010 while Huska was inducted a year ago as part of the Kamloops Blazers Memorial Cup winning teams in 1994 and 1995.

The Rockets hosted and won the 2004 Memorial Cup, going through the week long tournament a perfect 4-0, beating the Gatineau Olympiques 2-1 in the championship game.

Goaltender Kelly Guard, who allowed just three goals in four games was named the tournament's Most Valuable Player.

Defenceman Shea Weber was a tournament all-star while captain Josh Georges was named the Most Sportsmanlike Player.

Marc Habscheid was the head coach of that team while Huska captured his third championship as an assistant coach.



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