Thursday, December 3, 2009

Callahan uses soft hands to pummel opponent

  • The Kelowna Rockets had no chance of beating the Everett Silvertips Wednesday night. One problem though. No one told the Rockets that before the game. Despite a depleted lineup the Rockets used five different goal scorers in an impressive 6-2 win over the Tips before a smallish crowd of 38 hundred at the Comcast Arena. Mitchell Callahan led the charge with two goals and two assists, his first four point game of his career.
  • Callahan had a three point game (1+2=3) opening night against Vancouver.
  • Callahan now has 4 multiple goal games in his two year career.
  • Callahan is now 6 points shy of his point total from all of last season.
  • With Lucas Bloodoff and Kyle St. Denis - among others - sidelined with an injury, the Rockets went out and earned their first win against a U.S based team this season. Up until last night's win the Rockets were 0 and 9 against U.S Division teams.
  • Max Adolph scored his first career WHL goal in the third period to make the score 6-2. Adolph's goal came after an original shot from the blue line. With the puck in mid air, Adolph swung at it with his stick beating Tips goaltender Kent Simpson.
  • Tyson Barrie extended his point streak to 16 games with a second period assists. Barrie now shares the longest point streak of the season with Hitmen forward Brandon Kozun.
  • The win was the Rockets 5th road victory of the season and third in as many games.
  • The 6 goal outburst marked the first time since November 4th that the Rockets generated five or more goals. The Rockets beat the Prince George Cougars 5-4 in a shootout on that night.
  • The win moves the Rockets within 4 points of the Tips for 5th place in the Western Conference.
  • Rookie defenseman Colton Jobke was a +3.
  • It's not often that a player is selected the second star in a game and fails to reach the score sheet when his team generates six goals. That was the case Wednesday night as Brandon McMillan was named the games 2nd star. McMillan had a solid game but was held pointless.
  • Mark Guggenberger could return to the lineup as early as next week. The 20 year-old goaltender is working out this week with goaltending coach Kim Dillabaugh. If everything goes according to plan could we see Guggenberger play against his old team - Swift Current - this Tuesday? Stay tuned.


bigkev said...

regan , honesty why is Matheson still on this team, let one of the 16 or 17 yr old play atlest they can do something

Ryan said...

By Family trumps skills and doing the right thing I guess