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'03-04 Rockets to be inducted into B.C. Hockey Hall of Fame

The 2004 Memorial Cup champion Kelowna Rockets, including Josh Gorges (left) and Brett Palin, will be inducted this summer into the B.C. Hockey Hall of Fame - Capital News file
The 2004 Memorial Cup champion Kelowna Rockets, including Josh Gorges (left) and Brett Palin, will be inducted this summer into the B.C. Hockey Hall of Fame
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The 2003-04 Kelowna Rockets will be inducted this summer into the B.C. Hockey Hall of Fame in the team category.

The Western Hockey League club it being honoured for its Memorial Cup championship win in 2004 in Kelowna.

Under the guidance of GM Bruce Hamilton and coach Marc Habscheid, the Rockets won the WHL's regular season title.

The Rockets then went undefeated at the CHL year-end tournament, beating the Gatineau Olymiques 2-1 in the cup final at Prospera Place.

Rockets goaltender Kelly Guard was named the Memorial Cup MVP, defenceman Shea Weber was a tournament all-star, while captain Josh Gorges was named the most sportsmanlike player.

Bruce Hamilton was inducted into the hall in the builder category in the summer of 2010.

The B.C. Hockey Hall of Fame 2014 Induction will be held on Friday, July 25 in Penticton at the South Okanagan Events Centre.

 

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