Rocket begins preparations for new hockey season today

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Major junior hockey team to hold workouts, scrimmages in Pownal

P.E.I. Rocket

The P.E.I. Rocket begins its training camp today with fitness testing.

The Quebec Major Junior Hockey League team will hold its first on-ice sessions Tuesday at the Pownal Sports Centre.

Players will take to the ice each morning for workouts and will return to the ice at 2 p.m. for scrimmages. 

The first exhibition game is scheduled for Friday in Quispamsis, N.B., against the Saint John Sea Dogs.

The Sea Dogs make a return visit to Pownal Saturday for a 2 p.m. start. 

Tickets for Saturday’s game will be available at the door at Pownal Sports Centre.

The Rocket will be in Pownal until Sept. 1 when the team moves back to the Charlottetown Civic Centre.

The Rocket opens the regular season at home against the Moncton Wildcats on Friday, Sept. 21.

The Rocket will then host the Halifax Mooseheads on Sept. 23.

The P..E.I. club then hits the road for a game on Friday, Sept. 28, at Acadie-Bathurst before hosting Gatineau on Sunday, Sept. 30.


The following players, with their birthplace, will be attending this year's P.E.I. Rocket training camp:

Goaltenders (7)

Antoine Bibeau, Victoriaville, Que.; Jonathan Boutin, Dartmouth, N.S.; Chris Gallant, Charlottetown; Jeremy Gallant, Moncton, N.B.; Charles-Olivier Lajoie, Rosemere, Que.; Max Lagace, Saint-Augustin, Que.; Raphael Roy, Granby, Que.;

Defencemen (16)

Alexandre Chenier-Allard, Chateauguay, Que.; Brenden Gaudet, Charlottetown; Rory Graham, Valley, N.S.; Ryan Graves, Yarmouth, N.S.; Kevin Laliberte, Bois-Des- Filion, Que.; Patrick Levesque, Edmunston, Que.; Luke McIssac, Pownal; Alex Micallef, Fort Erie, Ont.; Jimmy Oligny, St. Michel, Que.; Tomas Pavelka, Czech Republic; Dane Phaneuf, Edmonton; James Pitisadiotis, Toronto; Beau Rusk, Beaconsfield, Que.; Mark Trickett, Baddeck, N.S.; Owen Werthner, Orleans, Ont.; Harrison Wood, Charlottetown.

Forwards (25)

Kelly Brent, Halifax; Matej Beran, Czech Republic; Alex Boily, Rosemere, Que.; Matthew Bursey, Saint John, N.B.; Carl Chenier, Lachine, Que.; Connor Currie, Ottawa; Josh Currie, Charlottetown; Jared Dodman, Bridgewater, N.S.; Logan Doroin, Charlottetown; Ben Duffy, Lower Sackville, N.S.; Willie Gaudet, Tignish; Matthew Graham, Bedford, N.S.; Yan Pavel Laplante, St-Martines, Que.; Charles Lapointe, St-Jean-Chrysostorme, Que.; Louick Marcotte, Longueuil, Que.; Ross Martin, Winsloe; Patrick McGrath, Shavertown, PA; Morgan Messenger, McGrays, N.S.; Deverick Ottereyes, Waswanipi, Que.; Alexis Pepin, Candiac, Que.; Daniel Perigo, Truro, N.S.; Victor Provencher, Saint-Jean-Sur-Richilieu, Que.; Mitchell Vanderlaan, Hanwell, N.B.; Antoine Venne, Mirabel, Que. and Nathan Yetman, Mount Pearl, N.L.


Organizations: Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, Sports Centre, Pownal Sports Centre.The Rocket Charlottetown Civic Centre.The Rocket

Geographic location: Pownal, Charlottetown, Saint John Quispamsis Rosemere Czech Republic Gatineau Victoriaville Dartmouth Moncton Saint-Augustin Granby Chateauguay Yarmouth Fort Erie Edmonton Toronto Baddeck Orleans Ottawa Sackville Tignish Bedford Longueuil Shavertown Waswanipi Candiac Saint-Jean-Sur Hanwell Mirabel Mount Pearl

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Recent comments

  • just kids
    August 13, 2012 - 18:07

    I feel the excitement and yes i do care. These kids are just that, KIDS. Somebody's kids at that. These kids leave home at a very young age and are trying their best out there to win every game. Maybe if you knew of a couple kids that they could bring in it may help them out, everyone is all so negative about how things are running on the Island. Its not the kids fault so why dont you try to support them or go elsewhere with all your negative bull... you may want to lace up your skates with a few of those ragtag kids and the operation they belong to... let me know how you make out...

  • here we go again
    August 13, 2012 - 07:35

    Here we go again, another year of promises. Gee I cant believe the excitement in the air as the Rocket are back. Well who cares. Looks by the list of players they have a lot of players to bring in. Another joke of a year with this rag tag operation.