Rockets Unveil 23rd Captain in Franchise History

Ballhorn, Dube, Hilsendager named Alternate Captains

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KELOWNA, CANADA - SEPTEMBER 24: Cal Foote #25 of the Kelowna Rockets enters the ice against the Kamloops Blazers on September 24, 2016 at Prospera Place in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Marissa Baecker/Shoot the Breeze) *** Local Caption *** Cal Foote;

The Kelowna Rockets have named Cal Foote as the 23rd Captain in Rockets history.

Foote, an 18-year-old Englewood, Colorado native in his third season with the Rockets, was named Captain this morning.

Foote was a 2nd round Bantam Draft pick of the Rockets in 2013, and this past summer he was selected 14th overall in the first round of the NHL Draft by the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Foote has played in 142 regular season games with the Rockets collecting 14 goals and 79 assists for 93 points. He has also added 2 goals and 14 assists for 16 points in 32 post season games all while anchoring the teams defence.

Foote will be added to a storied list of Kelowna Captains.

Rockets Captains (history)

2015-17 Rodney Southam

2013-15 Madison Bowey

2011-13 Colton Sissons

2010-11 Tyson Barrie

2009-10 Lucas Bloodoff

2008-09 Colin Long

2007-08 James McEwan

2006-07 Chris Ray

2005-06 Tyler Spurgeon

2004-05 Brett Palin

2003-04 Josh Gorges

2001-03 Ryan Cuthbert

2000-01 Gavin McLeod

1999-00 Curtis Rich

1998-99 Ryan Wade

1997-98 Jason Deleurme

1996-97 Tyler Prosofosky

1995-96 Burt Henderson
1994-95 Dallas Thompson (Tacoma)

1993-94 Allen Egeland (Tacoma)

1992-93 Jamie Black (Tacoma)

1991-92 Dave McMillen (Tacoma)

Following the announcement of Cal Foote as the new Captain of the Kelowna Rockets, the club announced three Alternate Captains.

Gordie Ballhorn, Dillon Dube, and James Hilsendager will all wear an "A" on their jersey this season
Gordie Ballhorn, Dillon Dube, and James Hilsendager will all wear an “A” on their jersey this season

Gordie Ballhorn, Dillon Dube, and James Hilsendager will all wear an “A” on their jersey this season.

Ballhorn is entering his third season with Kelowna. He served as an Alternate Captain last season with the Rockets as well.

Hilsendager is entering his second season with Kelowna, but his fourth in the WHL.

Dube is entering his fourth season with the Rockets.
This evening will be the first opportunity to see the new crop of leaders in action. The Rockets open up the 2017-18 regular season tonight at 7:05pm against the Kamloops Blazers at home at Prospera Place.

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