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Rockets acquire Liwiski from Silvertips for draft pick

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The Kelowna Rockets have acquired 16-year-old forward Mark Liwiski from the Everett Silvertips in exchange for a third-round pick in the 2019 WHL Bantam Draft.

Liwiski, the former third-round pick (58th overall) of the Silvertips in 2016, played 10 games with Everett this season, recording no points. Prior to joining the Silvertips he posted 25 points (14G-11A) in 36 games playing for OCN Blizzard of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League.

“He didn’t play the full season in Everett last year, he was sent back to play Jr. A, but he was a guy that we liked in his draft year.  An opportunity came to get him so we took that,” said Rockets General Manager Bruce Hamilton. “He adds to the stable of guys we want in that age bracket to develop some more depth, and he brings character to our team.”

The 5-foot-11, 190-pound forward will look to add to a potent Rockets offense that finished fifth in both goals for and in the regular season standings.

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