Tonight’s Preview: The Kelowna Rockets are meeting the Chilliwack Bruins for the fifth of eight times this season. The Rockets are 3-1-0-0, having out-scored the Bruins 21-13 in the first four meetings. These two teams clashed last Wednesday at Prospera Place with the Rockets earning a 6-4 win. These two teams meet tomorrow in Chilliwack. Tonight’s game is the sixth of seven straight games against teams in the BC Division. The Rockets are in Everett to conclude three games in three nights this weekend. Overall the Rockets have won four straight games at home but have dropped their last two games after back-to-back losses in Prince George last weekend.
Seasonal Series Breakdown:
1 2 3 OT Total
Rockets 7 10 4 0 21
Bruins 5 3 5 0 13
- The Rockets are 7 for 26 (29.6%) on the power play in the seasonal series. The Bruins are 1 for 20 (5%) with the extra man. The Rockets have out-shot the Bruins in two of the four games.
Rockets recent game: The Rockets were shutout for the fourth time this season with a 3-0 setback in Prince George Saturday night. Adam Brown allowed three goals on 14 shots before being replaced by Jordon Cooke, who did not surrender a goal in 27 shots. The Rockets were out-shot 41-23 and were 0 for 8 on the power play while shutting out the Cougars in seven power play chances.
Who’s Hot: Shane McColgan has points in 14 of his last 18 games….Mitchell Callahan has 8+13=21 in his last twenty-two games…Brett Bulmer has points in ten of his last 12 games….Geordie Wudrick had ten goals in the month of January. In November he had 11. Zak Stebner has goals in two of his last three games.
This and That: The Rockets have just 20 games left in the regular season. Eleven of those 20 games are on home ice. Eleven of those games are against teams in the BC Division…..The Rockets are beginning a stretch of six games in nine night’s and ten games in the next 16 days…The Rockets have averaged 4.3 goals per game on home ice this season….The Rockets have allowed the 4th fewest goals against in the WHL (153 – tied with Spokane). Only Red Deer (129), Medicine Hat (148), Tri City (152) have allowed fewer goals…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 twelve times in their last 38 games. The Rockets lost ten times in their first 14 games to start the season….Jason Siebert is missing his 28th 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 132 games, three 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 (70)….The Rockets have scored 51 more goals at home than on the road. The Rockets have played 27 games at home and 25 times on opposition ice…The Rockets are the only team in the WHL this season that have not lost in overtime or the shoot-out…The Rockets have been involved in sixteen one goal games this season. The Rockets are 11-5-0-0 in those sixteen one goal games…Adam Brown has started thirty-six of the last 42 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 52 regular season games this season. They are Zach Franko, Kevin Smith, Evan Bloodoff and Spencer Main…The Rockets are 11-7-0-0 in eighteen games since returning from the Christmas break…The Rockets have scored 6 or more goals on home ice ten times this season…Brett Bulmer is two penalty minutes shy of 200 for his career….Tyson Barrie has three times as many assists as he does goals over his career.