Rockets’ Funke signs with ACHA Warriors


Golden Rocket Connor Funke is excited to continue his hockey career at Indiana Tech University in the American Collegiate Hockey Association with the Warriors and further his education.

“I want to thank the Golden Rockets organization and community for my three years as part of the organization,” said Funke, who started playing in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League with the Osoyoos Coyotes, where he played 13 games during the 2019-20 season. “I wouldn’t have been able to accomplish this without the hard work and time put in by the coaches and players helping me develop my game.”

Last season, in 39 games, Funke had 10 goals and 17 points. In 84 career games, Funke finished with 34 points. In four Teck Cup playoff games, he had an assist.

“It was a pleasure to work with Connor for the past three seasons and to see his commitment and passion for hockey translate into a great opportunity to play college hockey,” said Rockets Head Coach and GM Chuck Wight. “Connor has a lot of drive and has put in great efforts on and off-the-ice during his time in the KIJHL. His growth as a leader in Golden is another area that will be a big plus in his college career. We wish Connor all the best and thank him for his time in Golden.”