Kykkanen and Dorey Returned to Rockets by NHL Clubs

September 20, 2022 - Western Hockey League (WHL) - Kelowna Rockets News Release

Kelowna Rockets defenceman Noah Dorey
Kelowna Rockets defenceman Noah Dorey
(Kelowna Rockets, Credit: Steve Dunsmoor)

Kelowna Rockets goaltender Jari Kykkanen and defenceman Noah Dorey have both been returned to the Rockets from their NHL rookie camp invites.

Both were invited by NHL teams after going undrafted in the 2022 NHL Draft, Kykkanen attended the Florida Panthers camp while Dorey was invited by the Edmonton Oilers.

Dorey attended Edmonton's development camp this past July after going undrafted in the 2022 NHL Draft. Last year he was invited to the Boston Bruins development camp last fall after going undrafted in the 2021 NHL Draft. The 6'3, 192-pound defenceman put up a career-high 21 points (3G, 18A) during the 2022-23 season.

Kykkanen also attended the Panthers development camp this past summer after going undrafted. He made 13 appearances in his first season with the Rockets last year, posting an 8-3-0-0 record with a 2.75 goals-against average, .897 save percentage and a shutout.

Netminder Talyn Boyko (New York Rangers) and centreman Colton Dach (Chicago Blackhawks) are the only two remaining current Rockets players away at NHL camps.

Dorey and Kykkanen are both expected to be in the Rockets lineup this Saturday when they host the Portland Winterhawks for the regular-season home opener at Prospera Place.

Single game tickets for Saturday's game are available at Select Your Tickets. Tickets can be purchased online through, at the Prospera Place box office, or by phone at 250-762-5050. Single game tickets for the remainder of the Rockets regular-season games will go on sale on September 29th.

Season tickets are still available, don't miss a minute of the Rockets action and secure yours today.

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Kelowna Rockets defenceman Noah Dorey
Kelowna Rockets defenceman Noah Dorey

(Steve Dunsmoor)

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