Friday, September 30, 2011

Raising a banner is never a bad thing

The Kelowna Rockets open the home portion of their schedule Saturday night by welcoming the Vancouver Giants.
The Rockets are celebrating their 17th season in Kelowna after moving from Tacoma, Washington for the start of the 1995-96 season. In the big picture the Rockets have been a member of the WHL for 21 seasons. This is the first of eight meetings between the Rockets and Giants. The Giants make a return visit on October 20th before the Rockets visit Vancouver for the first time on October 23rd. These two teams met eight times last season with the Rockets going 2-2-0-0 at Prospera Place, out-scoring the Giants 21-17. Following Saturday's game the Rockets host Tri City Wednesday before playing back-to-back games on the road with stops in Tri City and Spokane next weekend.
The Rockets raise a BC Division banner to the rafters prior to Saturday's puck drop after earning their 3rd divisional title in franchise history. The Giants, up until last season, had won the previous five BC Division crowns. The Rockets and Giants have combined to win eight of the last nine BC titles. The only hiccup was in 2004-2005 when the Kootenay Ice, now in the Central Division, won the title.


g.k said...

Hey Regan any more word on Bulmer? Looking forward to tonight & the start of what I think will be quite a successful season. "Pitter Patter Lets Get Ater'"

Regan Bartel said...

The Wild made a few roster moves after last night's pre-season loss to the Oilers and Bulmer is still among the 23 players in camp. It appears he will start the regular season with the Wild next weekend.

g.k said...

Good on him!!!