Brennan Nelson playing for the Okanagan Rockets, photo provided by Brennan Nelson

Okanagan Rockets centre named ‘Player of the Year’

Penticton’s Brennan Nelson said he owes it all to his teammates

A Penticton hockey player has been awarded Player of the Year by B.C. Hockey.

Brennan Nelson, who plays centre for the Minor Midget League Okanagan Rockets, said he is happy to be chosen for the award but owes it all to his teammates.

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“I’m honoured to receive the player of the year but I’ve done so well because of the great dynamic we have as a team. We all just hit it off right away and play really well together,” said Nelson.

Nelson said he wants to continue to move up in the league and he hopes to play the Western Hockey League’s Kelowna Rockets in the future.

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Nelson, 15, finished third in league scoring and second in team scoring with 45 points (15 goals, 30 assists) in 26 games.

Nelson also contributed to the Major Midget League Rockets adding five points in six games as an affiliate player. He was also nominated to the Minor Midget League All-Star team.

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Chris Murray, of the Thompson Blazers, has been named the MML15 Coach of the Year. Murray helped the Blazers become one of the most improved teams from the start of the season to the end.

He was named head coach of the MML Blazers on April 5 for the 2019-2020 season.


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