Sunday, February 13, 2011

Game notes vs. Tips

Tonight’s Preview: The Kelowna Rockets are meeting the Everett Silvertips for the 4th time this season. The Rockets haven’t played a game at the Comcast Arena since October 10th, when the Rockets rallied with three-third period goals and then won the game in the shootout (4-3). Rookie goaltender Jordon Cooke was named the games 1st star. The Rockets have also beaten the Tips by scores of 4-0 and 4-3 in a shootout on home ice. Overall the Rockets are 3-0-0-0 against the Tips, having out-scored them 12-6. The Rockets have dropped their last four games (0-3-0-1) and have been out-scored 16-10. The Rockets are in Vancouver Wednesday to conclude a three game road trip before hosting the Giants and Spokane next weekend.

Rockets recent game: Max Adolph scored the lone goal in a 4-1 loss last night in Chillliwack. It was Adolph’s first goal in 27 games. The Bruins would score four unanswered goals in the win. The Rockets were 0 for 2 on the power play while shutting out the Bruins on one power play chance. Adam Brown took the loss in goal.

Who’s Hot: Evan Bloodoff has four goals in his last five games….Cody Chike has ten points in his last seven games (2+8=10)…Mitchell Callahan has 8+13=21 in his last twenty-two games…Brett Bulmer has points in ten of his last 14 games…

This and That: The Rockets have 13 road wins this season. Last year the team won just 15 times on opposition ice…..The Rockets have 30 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 61 points this season. Last season the team had 15 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 18 games left in the regular season. Ten of those 19 games are on home ice. Nine of those games are against teams in the BC Division…..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 21. McColgan is followed by Brett Bulmer (19) and Zach Franko (16)…..Since the start of November the Rockets have lost just thirteen times in their last 40 games (26-13-0-1). The Rockets lost ten times in their first 14 games to start the season….Jason Siebert is missing his 30th 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 (74)….The Rockets have scored 54 more goals at home than on the road. The Rockets have played 28 games at home and 26 times on opposition ice…The Rockets have been involved in seventeen one goal games this season. The Rockets are 11-5-0-1 in those seventeen one goal games…Adam Brown has started thirty-eight of the last 44 games…The Rockets franchise played in its 1400th regular season game December 14th in Medicine Hat. The team has 727 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 54 regular season games this season. They are Zach Franko, Kevin Smith, Evan Bloodoff and Spencer Main…The Rockets are 11-8-0-1 in nineteen games since returning from the Christmas break…The Rockets have scored 6 or more goals on home ice ten times this season…Tyson Barrie has three times as many assists as he does goals over his career…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 five games…..As Adam Brown goes, so do the Rockets. In the month of February Brown is 1-2-0-1 with a goals against average of 4.26 and a save percentage of .844.

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