The parnership with the Kelowna Rockets and the Hamilton family goes way back. Right to the beginning of their history in Kelowna actually. When the Tacoma Rockets arrived in Kelowna for 1995-96 season, MacDermott’s had just opened earlier that year. The MacDermott’s were hockey fans and secured their season tickets – right near the penalty box in the old Memorial Arena. Did you know they purchased the very first jersey from the Rockets store for Brice? Soon after they became a sponsor of the team and the Player of the Month award and suit night concept was born.
MacDermott’s has sponsored the Player of the Month award since 1995. The players vote for who they think deserves the award each month and the winner receives a new suit valued up to $1000 from MacDermott’s. That’s over 200 suits… and counting! Scroll down below to see some of the old throwback photos from the early years.
Congrats to this season’s winners so far!
October – Lassi Thomson
December – Leif Mattson (Suit #200!)
January – Nolan Foote
February – Mark Liwiski