Rockets Pick Skilled Centre at Bantam Draft

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Kevin Parnell

May 2, 2013, Calgary, AB (ISN) – The Kelowna Rockets selected a skilled centre with its first pick at the annual Western Hockey League bantam draft being held in Calgary today.

Picking 21st out of 22 teams, Kelowna drafted Cochrane, AB native Dillon Dube, who played last season with the Notre Dame Hounds, bantam AAA team.

“I think he’s a dynamic player who has great skill,” said Rockets director of scouting Lorne Frey after making the selection. “He’s a tremendous skater and he’s going to be an exciting player to watch and that’s what you want: To put people in the building with exciting players.”

Dube had 24 goals and 26 assists for 40 points in 26 games with the bantam Hounds, a team that actually played in the Saskatchewan midget league.

“He’s developed quite nicely in Notre Dame and we’re quite pleased,” said Frey, who is expected to draft up to 11 players today.

The bantam draft is continuing through the day in Calgary.