Getting back in the Golden Rockets game

Carter Cochrane is happy to be back on the ice after an injury slowed hime down at the start of the KIJHL season.

Carter Cochrane Golden Rockets

Carter Cochrane is happy to be back on the ice after an injury slowed him up at the start of the year.

Coming to Golden by way of Kamloops, Cochrane had to wait for a shoulder problem to mend before being able to play this season.

“It has been pretty good so far. I have just come back from a shoulder injury and it is tough getting back into it but I am getting a feel for it now,” he said.

The Rockets rookie started playing hockey when he was three and said he has never been very good at watching hockey games.

“It was tough especially with the start we had. It was frustrating but once we started picking up it was a lot easier to watch the game even though I wanted to be in them,” he said.

Cochrane sees himself as a blueliner who can jump up from the back end.

“I like jumping in the play and use my offence to help the team. Skating has always been one of my strong points which helps me get up into the play,” he said.

As the season has progressed Cochrane is enjoying his time with the team.

“It is a lot of fun. There is a good atmosphere in the room and it is just a lot of fun to be around,” he said. “Down the stretch it is going to be tight as we are in a tough division. It is going to be exciting,”

He also thinks that a combination of great coaching and a veteran presence has helped the team this year.

“I think coaching has a lot to do with it. Ty has really brought us together and we also have a good leadership group. We have a lot of veteran players have helped us rookies out to come together as a team.”

He added, “Guys like Brett DeFrias has been around the league for a while now and is a good guy to look up to.”

As for the rest of the season Cochrane said he, “Hopes the team has success. I just want things to keep going up and get better.”

 

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