He played junior hockey for the Spokane Chiefs and the Medicine Hat Tigers from 1991 to 1994. The Kings chose him 39th overall in the 1992 NHL Entry Draft and brought him up for a game in 1993-94 while he was still a junior. That proved to be the only NHL game of his career.
Hocking played in various minor pro leagues until 2001 when he went to Great Britain to play one season for the Manchester Storm. That was his last season in hockey.