2009-10: Colton Sissons played junior hockey as a 16-year-old with the BCHL's Westside Warriors. He scored 6 goals with 16 assists and had 29 penalty minutes in 58 games. In the playoffs he had 1 goal with 1 assist and 4 penalty minutes. The Kelowna Rockets obtained his WHL rights from the Saskatoon Blades following the season.
2010-11: Sissons skated in 63 games for Kelowna in his first WHL season. He scored 17 goals with 24 assists and was plus-15 with 46 penalty minutes. The Rockets reached the second round of the playoffs after finishing first in the BC Division and in 10 playoff games Sissons scored 3 goals with 3 assists and was plus-two with 6 penalty minutes.
2011-12: Sissons got off to a fast start in his second season with Kelowna, scoring 20 goals in the team's first 35 games, and finished as the Rockets' third-leading scorer. In 58 games he scored 26 goals with 15 assists and was minus-14 with 62 penalty minutes. The Rockets, one of the younger teams in the WHL, were no match for powerful Portland in the first round of the playoffs. In the four game series with the Winterhawks Sissons scored 1 goal with 1 assist and was minus-seven with 2 penalty minutes. Sissons was ranked 14th amongst North American skaters in Central Scouting's final rankings prior to the 2012 NHL Draft.
Sissons has the look of a primarily defensive forward with a bit of offensive upside. His defensive skills are already well-formed, and he isn't afraid to join puck battles along the boards. Sissons skating could be described as adequate; he can keep up once up to speed, but doesn't have good initial acceleration. It remains to be seen how much offensive upside is there for Sissons, but his likely role will be as a third-line defensive specialist.
Sissons will return for his third season at the junior level in the WHL with the Kelowna Rockets and improve on his offensive game in order to become a more complete two-way player. He could have the opportunity to play for Team Canada at the 2013 WJC tournament if the Rockets' captain can get out to a good start in the first half of the season.