Tacoma Rockets

The Tacoma Rockets were an American ice hockey team from Tacoma in Washington state. The team played from 1991 to 1995 in one of the three highest Canadian Junior Hockey League, the Western Hockey League ( WHL).


The Tacoma Rockets were founded in 1991 as a franchise of the Western Hockey League. Equal in their first season, the team reached the sixth place in the West Division playoffs for the Ed Chynoweth Cup to, but lost in the first round of the Kamloops Blazers with a sweep in the best- of-seven series. In the 1992/93 season, the team from Washington was able to significantly increase with the achievement of second place in the West Division in the regular season, but retired again in the first playoff round, where they this time the Spokane Chiefs almost documents with 3:4 victories. Her biggest success reached the Tacoma Rockets with the second round the following year reached. Having already failed in the 1994/95 season in the playoff qualification, the franchise to Kelowna, British Columbia, was relocated, where it participates since then under the name of Kelowna Rockets game on the operation of the WHL.

Season statistics

Note: GP = Games, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, OTL = Overtime Losses by SOL = Shootout Losses by, Pts = Points, GF = Goals Scored, GA = Goals against, PIM = Penalty minutes

Former Players

The following players who were active for the Tacoma Rockets, played in the course of her career in the National Hockey League:

  • Allan Egeland
  • Tuomas Grönman
  • Michal Grošek

Team Records

Career Records