Kamloops Rockets

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Kamloops Rockets
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City Kamloops, British Columbia
League British Columbia Junior Hockey League
Operated 1961–1980
Home Arena Kamloops Arena
Colours Green, Black, and White

The Kamloops Rockets were a Tier II Junior "A" ice hockey team from Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada. They were a part of the British Columbia Junior Hockey League.

Kamloops Jr. Rockets 1961 - 1964
Kamloops Kraft Kings 1964 - 1967
Kamloops Rockets 1967 - 1973
Kamloops Braves 1976 - 1977
Kamloops Chiefs 1977 - 1978
Kamloops Rockets 1978 - 1979
Revelstoke Bruins/Rockets 1979 - 1980

History[edit]

Founded in 1961, the Rockets won the first three straight league titles and two British Columbia titles winning the Mowat Cup. They won the league again in 1966 and 1971. In 1973, the team was relocated to White Rock as Kamloops was granted a team in the Western Canada Hockey League called the Kamloops Chiefs. The town got another Tier II Junior "A" club in 1976, and the WCHL team folded that same year. In 1980, the team merged with the Revelstoke Bruins and moved to Revelstoke, British Columbia. In 1981, the Kamloops Jr. Oilers were founded and have continued on as the successful Kamloops Blazers ever since.

Season-by-season record[edit]

Note: GP = Games Played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, OTL = Overtime Losses, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against

Season GP W L T OTL GF GA Points Finish Playoffs
1961-62 28 22 6 0 - 169 109 44 1st OMJHL Won League, Won Mowat Cup
1962-63 32 24 5 3 - 229 102 51 2nd OMJHL Won League
1963-64 35 26 7 2 - 230 126 54 1st OJHL Won League, Won Mowat Cup
1964-65 30 18 11 1 - 154 146 37 1st OJHL Lost Final
1965-66 30 16 14 0 - 143 154 32 2nd OJHL Won League
1966-67 40 6 34 0 - - - 12 4th OJHL Lost Semi-final
1967-68 40 21 19 0 - 221 207 42 2nd BCJHL Lost Final
1968-69 40 9 23 8 - 132 210 26 6th BCJHL DNQ
1969-70 48 24 19 5 - 191 178 53 4th BCJHL Lost Semi-final
1970-71 60 31 24 5 - 233 198 67 3rd BCJHL Interior Won League, Won Mowat Cup
1971-72 60 24 27 9 - - - 57 3rd BCJHL Lost Semi-final
1972-73 62 45 15 2 - 335 223 92 1st BCJHL Interior Lost Semi-final
1976-77 68 23 45 0 - 247 307 46 5th BCJHL Interior DNQ
1977-78 66 30 35 1 - 343 378 61 4th BCJHL Interior Lost Semi-final
1978-79 62 37 25 0 - 318 282 74 2nd BCJHL Interior Lost Final
1979-80 60 34 25 1 - 343 314 69 2nd BCJHL Interior Lost Quarter-final

See also[edit]