Kelowna Rockets’ Nolan Foote was drafted 27th overall by the Tampa Bay Lightning at the 2019 NHL Draft on June 21. Photo: Marissa Baecker

Rockets’ star impresses at World Junior showcase

Nolan Foote picked up 6 points at the World Junior Summer Showcase

The Kelowna Rockets’ pre-season starts in less than a month, and star Nolan Foote has been making the most of the off-season.

The reigning team MVP put on a show with Team Canada at the World Junior Summer Showcase last week. Foote led all Canadian players with two goals and four assists in three games.

The showcase is a pre-World Juniors training camp that pits international teams together in a friendly tournament. Foote, who was drafted by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the first round of the NHL draft in June, led Canada over Team U.S.A in the first game of the tournament with a goal and assist, then picked up an assist in game two against Team Sweden.

READ MORE: Pre-season set for Kelowna Rockets

READ MORE: 14-year-old Kelowna golfer making pro push

In the showcase finale on Aug. 3, Foote picked up another goal and assist but Canada ultimately fell to the U.S. 5-3.

With the WHL pre-season starting up for the Rockets on Aug. 30, Foote and the rest of Team Canada hopefuls will return to their clubs, and over the next four months will look to impress for their shot for an IIHF World Junior roster spot.

The 2020 Championships begin Dec. 26 in the Czech Republic.

To report a typo, email:
newstips@kelownacapnews.com
.


@KelownaCapNews
newstips@kelownacapnews.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Kelowna Rockets

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Police search for suspect in early-morning assault downtown Kelowna

Kelowna police received a report a woman had been assaulted by an unknown man on July 12

Kelowna glider pilot crashes in the Columbia Valley

The Transportation Safety Board is investigating the circumstances of the crash

$10,000 to support LGBTQIA2S+ youth in the Okanagan

The endowment has been provided by the First West Foundation

Police keep eye on motorbike gang in Kelowna for poker run

The Throttle Lockers Motorcycle Club Poker Run was to have taken place on July 11

COVID-19 exposure on Kelowna flight

Interior Health has capacity to test individuals who need it, but is reminding everyone that testing is not required for those who do not have symptoms

B.C. records 62 new COVID-19 cases, two deaths since Friday

Province has just over 200 active cases

Summerland approves solar project

Despite community opposition, council voted 4-3 for Cartwright Mountain location

Hotel rooms for B.C. homeless too hasty, NDP government told

Businesses forced out, but crime goes down, minister says

Two positive COVID-19 cases at Oliver farm

The risk of exposure to the general public related to this farm is considered to be low

Oliver Town Hall closed to public as staffer displays COVID-19 symptoms

One staff member at Oliver Town Hall is being tested for coronavirus

Wage subsidy will be extended until December amid post-COVID reopening: Trudeau

Trudeau said the extension will ‘give greater certainty and support to businesses’

B.C. government prepares for COVID-19 economic recovery efforts

New measures after July consultation, Carole James says

Horoscopes for the week of July 13

Weekly horoscopes by Morgan Fava

Prohibited driver ticketed after rollover on Highway 1 near Salmon Arm

Jeep Cherokee hit rock face before rolling multiple times

Most Read