Instructors

Kris Mallette

Kris is entering his 1st season as the Coach with the Kelowna Rockets and has been behind the bench for the last 10 years at all levels.  Kris is a former Kelowna Rocket defenseman and was a 3rd round draft pick of the Philadelphia Flyers.  He played 9 years of pro hockey before pursuing a coaching career.  During his time with the Rockets he has worked with Madison Bowey, Josh Morrisey, Lucas Johansen, Devante Stephens and Cal Foote.  All signed to NHL contracts under his tutelage.

 

 

Quintin Laing

Quintin is going into his fourth year as Director of Hockey Development for Kelowna Minor Hockey.  He was a forward for the Kelowna Rockets for 4 years and in his final season with the Rockets he was the teams leading scorer.  He was drafted in the 4th round to the Detroit Redwings and would go on to have a 15 year career playing professional hockey.  Some of his career highlights include playing in the NHL for the Chicago Blackhawks and Washington Capitals.  During his time with the Capitals he was honored with being the team’s nominee for the Bill Masterton Award which is awarded to the NHL player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey.