Rolling with the Rockets: Terrell Vekved

Rolling with the Rockets: Terrell Vekved

Hockey has taken Terrell Vekved all over Canada, and now he plays in Golden for the Rockets.

Since he was four years old, Vekved has been on the ice, working every day to make his skills better and earn his way to Junior B.

His favourite memory growing up was travelling with his hockey teams to tournaments in Vancouver and Toronto.

Vekved decided to come to Golden to become a part of rebuilding a team and to help improve the Rockets’ record from previous years.

No matter how the team is doing, Vekved tries to be as supportive as possible to his teammates.

Over the next season, Vekved wants to come out in the positive and become a leader in the back end. In the future, he would like to go to university to complete a bachelor of science.

Vekved had a big weekend on November 16 and 17, scoring a pair of goals and leading the team in hits, said head coach Jeremy Blumes.

“[Vekved] missed some time with an illness, and since he returned to our lineup, there had been a noticeable difference on out bac end in terms of our group’s physicality and confidence,” Blumes said. “[He] brings a quiet confidence and intensity that has a positive impact on our team dynamic.”

Do you have any pregame rituals?

Always tie the left skate first. Rub Tiger Balm under my nose.

Who is our favourite NHL player and why?

Connor McDavid, because it is fun to watch him dominate everyone on the ice.

Who would win an arm wrestling competition on your team?

Hendricks is a big boy, so he might.

What is your favourite book or movie and why?

Shawshank Redemption is definitely one of my favourites.

Jersey Number: 7

Position: Defense

Height: 6’10”

Weight: 188 lbs.

Hometown: Beaumont, AB

Shoots: Left

Date of birth: November 7, 2000