Rockets loan Cole Schwebius to Salmon Arm
The Kelowna Rockets have loaned goaltender Cole Schwebius to the Salmon Arm Silverbacks of the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL) through December 20, 2020.
The Kelowna product appeared in 21 games for the Rockets during the 2019-20 season, posting a 7-11-0 record with a 3.57 goals-against average and .898 save percentage.
Schwebius has appeared in 38 career WHL games with a 3.72 GAA and .893 save percentage.
He appeared in one game for the West Kelowna Warriors on an emergency loan back on October 24, 2020, backstopping the team to a 4-3 overtime win.
The 6’0, 181-pound netminder was drafted by the Seattle Thunderbirds during the tenth round (No. 216) at the 2016 WHL Bantam Draft. The Rockets acquired Schwebius from the Thunderbirds at the 2019 WHL Bantam Draft.
WHL roster players who have been granted temporary transfers will be permitted to play at the Junior A, Junior B, or Under-18 level through mid-December with WHL Training Camps beginning following the Christmas break.
The 2020-21 WHL Regular Season is scheduled to start Friday, January 8, 2021. The WHL continues to work with each of the Governments and Health Authorities in the Provinces and States in Western Canada and the U.S. Pacific Northwest, respectively, on obtaining the necessary approvals to commence play.