There’s no place like home

Golden Rockets player Keith Wake talks about playing for the team he watched as a young hockey player.

Fourth year Golden Rockets player Keith Wake.

Fourth year Golden Rockets player Keith Wake.

Keith Wake started playing minor hockey in Golden at the age of five. This year marks his fifth season as a member of the Golden Rockets and Wake could not be happier to still be playing locally.

Born and raised in Field Wake got a chance to play for the Rockets after he was spotted playing at the age of 15.

He played 7 games in his first year with the Rockets and has never looked back. “Things have been good over the years. I have been having a good time and always enjoy it,” Wake said.

Wake loves the fact that he has had the chance to play in front of home town crowds throughout his career and is hoping things continue to improve this season.

“Things have been going all right. We need to win more games at home. We have been playing great on the road most nights. We need to bring that play here as well,” Wake said. “We need to shoot more and get those pucks to the net. We have to pick up our game a little bit more. everyone has to play harder and then things will start to happen.”

One of the best parts of being in Golden for Wake is that his family gets the chance to watch him play.

“It is awesome. I know a lot of people up in the stands and my parents get to watch every game. They are down for every one. They always ask how I am doing but do not interfere too much. They leave my game to Ty (Davidson, Rockets Head Coach).”

 

As for the rest of the season Wake hopes the team can move up in the standings and get a league banner for the arena.