Two members of the Kelowna Rockets have returned from NHL rookie camps

Rockets return from camps

The Kelowna Rockets will have two familiar faces back on the ice in time for the start of the WHL's regular season.

Goaltender Jari Kykkanen and defenceman Noah Dorey have both been returned to the Rockets following invites to NHL rookie camps.

Kykkanen attended the Florida Panthers camp, while Dorey skated with the Edmonton Oilers rookies.

Both were invited after going undrafted in the 2022 NHL draft.

Both Dorey and Kykkanen are expected to be in the lineup when the Rockets open the 2022-2023 regular season at Prospera Place Saturday against the Portland Winterhawks.

Their return leaves only goaltender Talyn Boyko (New York Rangers) and forward Colton Dach (Chicago Blackhawks) still at NHL training camps.

Boyko, 20, could be sent to the minors if he shows well in training camp and pre season, while Dach, 19, must either stick with the NHL club or be returned to the Rockets.

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