Storm pick up forward from B.C. midget champion Okanagan Rockets

The Campbell River Storm signed of 18-year-old forward Kobe Oishi

The Campbell River Storm signed of 18-year-old forward Kobe Oishi for the upcoming 2014-15 VIJHL season.

The 5’10” 168 pound left winger played last season with the Provincial Champion Okanagan Rockets of the BC Major Midget League. He recorded 15 points in 36 games, and contributed a goal and an assist for the Rockets at the Telus Cup, Canada’s national ‘AAA’ midget hockey championship.

As a 16-year-old, Oishi piled up 78 points playing Tier 1 midget for his hometown of Kelowna.

He is excited about signing with the Storm and making the jump to junior hockey.

“Campbell River seemed like the best opportunity for me to grow as a player as well as an individual,” Oishi said. “I am looking forward to getting the season started and having a great year. I am also looking forward to the experience and developing my skills.

“I am eager to establish a good relationship with the guys and make a long playoff run leading to a provincial championship!”

Head coach Lee Stone looks forward to working with Oishi and hopes his winning attitude continues with the Storm.

“Kobe is a superbly talented hockey player and comes to the Storm with a pedigree of winning championships. In the last three seasons of Midget, Kobe has won the tier 3, tier 1 and Major Midget provincial titles in his home town of Kelowna, B.C. We hope as a group we are able to make it four in a row for Kobe!”