Rockets Award Winners

Cody Almond walked away with three awards as the Kelowna Rockets held its annual awards banquet Monday night.

Almond, who finished the season with 15 goals and 48 points, was named top scorer, scholastic player of the year and most improved.

Almond had just three points during his rookie season in 2005-2006, a 40 point improvement.

Other award winner announced Monday include:
  • Colin Long: Most Sportsmanlike
  • Luke Schenn: Top Defenceman
  • Tyler Myers: Rookie of the Year
  • Kris Westbloom: Humanitarian Player
  • James McEwan: Unsung Hero
  • Evan Bloodoff: Top Plus/Minus Player
  • Lucas Bloodoff: Top Defensive Forward
  • Chris Ray: Most Valuable Player

Meantime, Kris Westbloom says rehabilitation on his injured knee is on schedule.

He says the injury turned out to be a complete tear of both the MCL and PCL.

Despite the seriousness of the injury, Westbloom says surgery was not performed.

"Doctors said because my position requires so much flexibility, it was thought I would lose some of that flexibility if surgery was performed," says Westbloom.

He says he almost has complete motion of the knee. He hopes to begin light skating at the end of April.

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