Wenatchee, WA. -- The Wenatchee Wild, preparing for their first season as members of the British Columbia Hockey League, are pleased to announce the return of Tyler Rockwell for his second season with the team.
Rockwell, a left-handed shooting defenseman, is from San Jose, California. He is 5’8”, 175 pounds and 19 years old and played 55 games for the Wild last season, scoring 5 goals, adding 20 assists and 14 penalty minutes. He appeared in 5 playoff games.
Wild Head Coach/General Manager Bliss Littler said that “Tyler played in all situations of defense last year. He will be counted on for some experience on the backend. Tyler likes to get up the ice and join the rush. Could turn into a very good offensive defenseman this year for us.”
Rockwell says “I’m looking forward to returning this season to a town that is so passionate about hockey. The fans who support us all season truly makes this the best place to play junior hockey. I cannot wait to see the returners and the new teammates who are joining the Wild family. With the team moving to the BCHL, it is an exciting time to be a part of this great organization.
The Wild will open the regular season September 11th and 12th, with a pair of road games against the Prince George Spruce Kings. The team’s first home game at the Town Toyota Center will be Saturday, October 10th, against the Coquitlam Express. Season seats for all 28 home games are available through the Wild office, or by calling 509-888-7825.
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