Riley Henderson Golden Rockets

Riley Henderson Golden Rockets

Surprise trade brings gifted blue liner to the Golden Rockets

Former Nelson Leaf, Riley Henderson, is adjusting to Golden after being recently traded.

The Golden Rockets have picked up some size and experience on their blue line when they acquired 6’3” Riley Henderson from the Nelson Leafs a few weeks ago. The player originally from Vancouver  has had an immediate impact on his new team. After only five games with the Rockets Henderson has two goals and three assists while playing solid minutes for the team.

When the trade happened no one was more surprised than Henderson who spent last year with the Leafs

“I was a little shocked but it is a great organization. Ty (Davidson) is a really good coach and a good guy so it is good right now,” he said. “I like to be offensive but winning is the most important thing,” he said.

The rearguard is hoping to help the Rockets move further into the playoffs this year while also adjusting to being in a new town. One of the early things he has noticed that he likes is the restaurant choices the town offers. He is also hoping to take a little time to get out and see more of the area during the rest of the season.

As for the team he is impressed with how well all of the players get along and said he has been welcomed with opened arms.

I have started realizing that playing hockey will only go so far. This may be my last year and then I am going to go to school next year for possibly a Bachelor of Commerce or Science degree.