- On Friday night the Kelowna Rockets looked flat and uninspired in a 2-1 win in Prince George. One night later that same team was energized, enthused and all aspects of their game were intact in a 4-1 road win against the Cougars. Shane McColgan scored once and added two assists in the teams 24th win of the season. The win extended the Rockets road winning streak to a season high five games.
- The first two shifts of the game was a precursor of things to come. The Rockets elevated their physical play and received a terrific effort from 16 year-old Jesse Lees. Used as a forward, Lees set the tone physically with a solid hit on Cougars d-man Jesse Forsberg. Lees got reacquainted with Forsberg again with a solid hit in the third period. Lees was forced to play forward with the loss of Brett Bulmer (illness) and Brett Lyon (suspension). With Lees's strong play up front, it makes you wonder how good he could be if he was used regularly as a forward.
- The game was won or lost in the second period. In a 1-1 tie, the Rockets scored two goals in a span of 35 seconds before Carter Rigby closed out the scoring with his first goal in nine games. In the second period the Rockets generated an impressive 21 shots on net.
- Overall, the Rockets registered a season high 49 shots on goal. Had it not been for the strong play of Cougars goaltender Devon Fordyce, the score could have been much worse. While the 17 year-old would like to have had the third goal back, Fordyce made several solid saves and without question was the best Cougars player on the ice.
- Adam Brown had the easiest night of his 20 year-old season. The veteran goaltender faced just 15 shots. Brown is now 27-5-0-1 lifetime (regular season/playoffs) against Prince George.
- Mitchell Chapman left the game early in the first period after receiving a hit in front of the Cougars bench. The 19 year-old never returned. Carter Rigby was also hit in the third period and didn't return.
- The Rockets are now 6-1-0-0 against the Cougars this season with one more game against them in March.
- The Rockets now sit 14 points up Victoria and appear to be locked into 6th place in the Western Conference. Things can change, but the third seed in the Western Conference appears the Rockets first round playoff opponent.
Sunday, February 5, 2012
Solid Road Effort
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