Rocket Report: Kelowna leaning on Kris Mallette to help get team going again

“That’s my role, is to be a team leader in that sense of, if the team is down and something needs to be picked up, then I’ll go out and do something.”

That was Kris Mallette from a Global News interview 22 years ago, when he patrolled the blue-line for the Kelowna Rockets in Memorial Arena.

Back then, the barn was a punishing place to play, and Mallette was one tough customer who made the opposition pay the price.

“Bumps and bruises, black eyes, that all heals, so whatever gets the team going pretty much is why I do it,” Mallette said in March of 1998.

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