Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Digging Up Dirt

  • The Kamloops Blazers are riding a 14 game playoff losing streak heading into game four of their playoff series with the Rockets tonight. The Blazers last playoff win came in game three of an opening round series against the Kootenay Ice in 2005. The Blazers were a 3-2 winner March 29/2005.
  • Just five members of the Kelowna Rockets skated today. Goaltender Adam Brown was joined on the ice by Kyle Verdino, Spencer Main, Aaron Borjeko and Brett Bulmer.
  • While it hasn't necessarily been a key to success or a lack-there-of in this playoff series, a strong opening period is pivotal for the Rockets tonight. Should the Rockets play with urgency early, not late, it may be just what's needed to end the Blazers hopes of extending this series to a fifth game.
  • Special thanks to Randy Merkley for his guest appearance on our broadcast last night. Merkley, the play-by-play radio voice of the Chilliwack Bruins, was our guest during the overtime intermission. Merkley and some of the Bruins staff were hungry for some playoff hockey, so decided to make the trek to Kamloops to take in game three.
  • Rockets skills coach Kim Gellert has joined the team during their two day stay in Kamloops. Gellert traditionally does not make road trips, but took the time out to provide a helping hand as another 'eye in the sky' high above the ice.
  • How serious are the playoffs? Even team doctor Mike Bobyn took in last night's game.
  • The Blazers have scored five goals in this series. Of those five, none have been 5 on 5. The Blazers have two power play goals, two short handed goals, and once while playing four on four.


Jared Comeau said...

Hey Regan....I went back and watched the game vs the Giants on March 7th...the WHL gamesheet credits Benn with the Rockets 1st goal yet it's clearly Colin Long's goal assisted by Benn...Why would Benn be credited?

grinder said...
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grinder said...

I was wondering that myself Jared. Maybe the team was trying to help Benn get to 50 goals on the season? Just a thought.

Jared Comeau said...

LOL...Well with how clear cut of a goal it was for Long to be credited they may as well have given every goal to Benn until he hit 50 HAHA

fan said...

speaking of dirt Regan what can you dig up on Backlund...thanks