Merkley to serve as alternate captain for Team WHL

Kelowna Rockets' forward part of leadership group for Canada-Russia series

Centre Nick Merkley will wear a letter for Team WHL for the CIBC Canada Russia Series.

Hockey Canada is tapping into Nick Merkley’s leadership for the first two games of the CIBC Canada-Russia Series.

The 19-year-old centre has been named one Team WHL’s two alternate captains for the first two games of the series, Nov. 7 in Prince George and Nov. 8 in Edmonton.

Everett’s Noah Juulsen will serve as captain for Team WHL, while Tri-City’s Tyler Wotherspoon will join Merkley as an assistant.

Drafted in the first round, 30th overall, of the 2015 NHL Entry Draft by the Arizona Coyotes, the 19-year-old Merkley serves as an alternate captain for the Rockets and has tallied four assists in nine games to start the 2016-17 campaign.

A product of Calgary, AB., Merkley previously skated in two games for Team WHL during the 2015 event.

He also represented Team Canada at the 2014 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup, managing four assists and a plus-9 rating in five games as Canada won gold.

In 191 career WHL regular season games, the 5-foot-11, 185-pound forward has notched 200 points (62G, 139A).

Just Posted

Downtown Kelowna parking shortage more perception that reality says city

Survey finds frequent parkers not as concerned about a shortage of spaces

West Kelowna restaurant makes Top 100 list

Quails Gate has made the cut

Proposed new fire hall for Glenmore in the wrong spot says study

A review of the KFD says a new fire hall should built closer to the Glenmore commercial centre

Kelowna council defers decision on homeless development

BC Housing is revisiting original plan after concerns from local businesses

3% tax hike proposed in West Kelowna

Proposed provisional budget tax hike in line with recent annual increases in the city

VIDEO: New series takes in-depth look at sexual harassment in B.C.

Black Press takes a hard look at sexual harassment in B.C.

2017 word of the year: Feminism

Merriam-Webster’s word of the year for 2017: ‘Feminism’

200 Russians to compete in Olympics as neutrals

The Russian Olympic Committee expects 200 to compete in South Korea

Researchers claim the ‘man flu’ does exist

Review of scientific studies suggests ‘man flu’ may be more intense: researcher

Trudeau appoints Supreme Court chief justice

Prime Minister Trudeau appoints Richard Wagner as Supreme Court chief justice

Liberal Hogg wins South Surrey-White Rock byelection over Conservative Findlay

B.C. riding to be represented by non-conservative for first time in decades

Rockets resume road trip with stop in Moose Jaw

Kelowna will be without Dube, Lind and Foote for Tuesday’s meeting with Warriors

Six-year-old boy needs $19,000 a month to treat rare form of arthritis

Mother of sick Sooke boy asks government to help fund treatments

Environmental groups slam NDP decision to continue with Site C

Construction industry, meanwhile, is cautiously optimistic about how the project will look

Most Read