Kelowna Rockets-(1)

December 15, 2012, Kelowna, BC, (ISN) – The Kelowna Rockets would like to announce that 2012 first round draft pick Nick Merkley has joined the Rockets for a part of the its Western Hockey League road trip in Alberta.

Merkley will accompany the team when it plays in Medicine Hat tonight and will dress for tomorrow night’s game in Red Deer.

Merlkey was the Rockets first overall pick in the 2012 WHL Bantam Draft this summer, selected ninth overall.

This season the Calgary native has been skating with the Calgary Buffaloes in the Alberta Midget Hockey League.

The Rockets have three games this weekend and will close out its road trip in Calgary on Sunday.