Rockets rallying fan support to boost Top Prospects Game

2,000 tickets still available for 2012 Home Hardware CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game, Jan. 31 and Feb. 1 at Prospera Centre in Kelowna.

The Kelowna Rockets say there are approximately 2,000 tickets still available for the 2012 Home Hardware CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game, which goes Jan. 31 and Feb. 1 at Prospera Centre.

Rockets season-ticket holders secured many of the ticket packages, but there are still good seats available.

Close to 300 NHL scouts and general managers will be in attendance, and a national television audience will be watching the game on Rogers Sportsnet.

The Rockets are hoping their loyal fan base will fill Prospera Place to show the country that the Okanagan is a great hockey area.

“I don’t think people really understand how special this game is,” said Rockets’ president and GM Bruce Hamilton. “I believe it will be a great game. The opportunity to host this event was something we wanted to do for our fans and the city of Kelowna to help gain national recognition for our city and our surrounding area.”

Hamilton, along with WHL commissioner Rob Robison and honorary coaches Pat Quinn and Mark Recchi took part in a conference call on Tuesday. Robison says Kelowna was chosen to host the game because of its past success with national events.

“Kelowna has been one of the top franchises in the CHL historically, hosting the Memorial Cup and the World Junior Tournament so it was an easy decision,” said Robison.

Tickets for the 2012 Home Hardware CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game are available through www.selectyourtickets.com, at the Prospera Place box office or by calling 250-762-5050.