The Virden Oil Capitals are extremely proud to have signed 2017 1strounder Bray Rookes. The 17 year old Rookes was taken by the Oil Caps 5thoverall in the 2017 MJHL Bantam Draft. The 6’ 201 lb defenceman from Manson, MB spent last season with the Yellowhead Chiefs of the Manitoba AAA U18 Hockey League where he had 5 goals, 26 assists and 58 penalty minutes in 45 regular season games. The rugged defenceman had another 4 assists and 8 PIM’s in 6 playoff games for the Chiefs who lost in the league semi-final against the eventual league champion Brandon AAA Wheat Kings. Rookes also appeared in 1 playoff game for the Oil Caps and made an immediate impact physically against a tough Portage Terrier team.
GM and Head Coach Tyson Ramsey was excited to get Rookes signed for the 2019-2020 season,
“As an organization we are really really happy to have signed Bray. He is a physical guy who finishes checks and plays a gritty game. He makes life tough for opposing players and defends extremely well. Bray has also worked real hard on the offensive part of his game and is able to make a good first pass and gets pucks through to the net. We are very proud to welcome Bray and his family to our hockey club!”
Snag your 2019-20 Oil Capitals Season Tickets today!
Adult – $225
Senior – $185
Youth – $110
Family (2 Adults & 2 Youth) – $590