Friday, January 22, 2010

Bulmer likes home cook'n

  • Rookie forward Brett Bulmer couldn't play in his hometown of Prince George when his team made a stop here in November. The 17 year-old had to sit out back-to-back games with a shoulder injury. Friday night though Bulmer made up for lost time by setting up two goals in the Kelowna Rockets 4-1 win over the hometown Cougars. Bulmer was named the games first star, helping his team win for the first time in 8 games.
  • The Rockets came up big with a huge penalty kill in the third period when the Cougars were awarded an extended 5 on 3. With the Rockets holding on to a slim 2-1 lead, the Rockets were able to dodge a bullet before getting a two goal cushion about 2 and a half minutes later.
  • While Alex Rodgers was given the games second star, I thought Cougars goaltender Kyle Jahraus also played well. The same can be said for Rockets goaltender Adam Brown who was steady.
  • Brandon McMillan scored two goals in the win, both in the third period. McMillan scored with just over 6 minutes left in the third and then potted one into an empty net in the teams 20th win of the season.
  • Rookie Codey Ito ended the game with a bang after a solid fight with Jaroslav Vlach. I anticipate Vlach fights very little, but the same can be said for Ito. It was Ito's first WHL fight, leaving Vlach bleeding as he exited the ice. After looking at Vlach's stats, the 6'2 forward has 6 fighting majors this season.
  • A nice touch by Rockets head coach Ryan Huska to have Dallas Jackson and Brett Bulmer in the starting lineup. Jackson was playing against his old team for the first time while Bulmer is a Prince George resident.
  • Just 19 hundred and 25 fans took in Friday's game.
  • The win was the Rockets first road victory in 2010. It snapped a five game road losing streak.


jaz301 said...

This is not a joke Regan right. The rockets did win a game Right. We are talking about the same team here right, the Kelowna Rockets. lol. Glad to see the Rockets finally pick up a 2 point night.

bigkev said...

will brown start sat night