Tonight’s Preview: The Kelowna Rockets are meeting the Vancouver Giants for the fifth of eight games this season. The Rockets are 2-2-0-0 (1-1-0-0 at home and 1-1-0-0 on road) against the Giants in the first four games. The two teams close out the seasonal series with games February 19th, March 18th and 19th. These two teams are separated by just two points for first place in the BC Division. The Rockets enter tonight’s game with just one regulation win in their last five games (1-3-0-1). Following tonight’s game the Rockets host Spokane Friday before meeting the Giants at Prospera Place Saturday night.
Seasonal Series Scoring:
Period 1 2 3 Total
Rockets: 3 7 7 17
Giants: 4 6 7 17
*The Rockets have out-shot the Giants in three of the four games. The Giants are 6 for 17 (35.3%) on the power play while the Rockets are 3 for 22 with the extra man in the four games (13.6%).
Rockets recent game: Zak Stebner’s second goal of the game, this one in overtime, lifted the Kelowna Rockets to a 3-2 win over the Everett Silvertips Sunday night. Max Adolph also scored in the Rockets 31st win of the season. Jordon Cooke made 33 saves in the victory. The Rockets were out-shot 35-32. Kelowna was 1 for 6 on the power play while the Tips were 0 for 6.
Who’s Hot: Max Adolph has goals in back-to-back games…Evan Bloodoff has four goals in his last six games….Cody Chike has eleven points in his last eight games (2+9=11)…Mitchell Callahan has 8+13=21 in his last twenty-two games…Brett Bulmer has points in eleven of his last 15 games…Brett Bulmer and Shane McColgan haven’t scored a goal in six games…Zak Stebner has four goals in his last six games..Tyson Barrie hasn’t scored in 10 games. The longest goal scoring drought for Barrie this season is 11 games..
This and That: The Rockets have 14 road wins this season. Last year the team won just 15 times on opposition ice…..The Rockets have 31 wins this season. Last season they had 35 victories…The Rockets have 17 home ice wins this season. Last year they had 20 home victories….The Rockets have 63 points this season. Last season the team had 13 more points at season’s end (76)…..Adam Brown has 74 career wins, which is good for second place on the Rockets all-time list. Brown is 9 wins shy of Kelly Guard’s 83 victories…..The Rockets are 17 and 3 when Geordie Wudrick scores…. The Rockets have just 17 games left in the regular season…The Rockets are in a stretch of playing ten games in the next 16 days…The Rockets have averaged 4.3 goals per game on home ice this season….Shane McColgan leads the Rockets in road points with 23. McColgan is followed by Brett Bulmer (20)…..Since the start of November the Rockets have lost just thirteen times in their last 41 games (27-13-0-1). The Rockets lost ten times in their first 14 games to start the season….Jason Siebert is missing his 31st straight games after undergoing surgery on his wrist….Adam Brown moved into second place all-time on the Kelowna Rockets list of games played by a goalie. Brown has played 134 games, five more than Kristofer Westblom. The franchise leader is Kevin Swanson with 167 games played… The Rockets have allowed the fewest goals against on the road in the WHL this season (76)….The Rockets have scored 51 more goals at home than on the road. The Rockets have played 28 games at home and 27 times on opposition ice…The Rockets have been involved in eighteen one goal games this season. The Rockets are 12-5-0-1 in those eighteen one goal games…Adam Brown has started thirty-eight of the last 45 games…The Rockets franchise played in its 1400th regular season game December 14th in Medicine Hat. The team has 728 regular season wins….The Rockets were 8 and 10 in 18 games this season without Tyson Barrie in the lineup. Barrie missed seven games at the start of the season with a hip injury and eleven games as a member of Team Canada….Only four players have played in all 55 regular season games this season. They are Zach Franko, Kevin Smith, Evan Bloodoff and Spencer Main…The Rockets are 12-8-0-1 in twenty games since returning from the Christmas break…The Rockets have scored 6 or more goals on home ice ten times this season…Two members of the Rockets are taking part in the Canada Winter Games in Halifax. Jesse Lees is playing for Team Alberta while Madison Bowey is a member of Team Manitoba…The Rockets have given up four or more goals in four of their last six games…..The Rockets have won five straight games against teams in the US Division….