The Kelowna Rockets 2015-2016 regular season schedule was released today. The team will open defense of its Western Hockey League championship September 25th against the Kamloops Blazers. On that night, the team will raise a Western Hockey League championship banner to the rafters as well as a Western Conference championship banner. It doesn’t end there though. The Rockets will also have another BC Division banner among the three that will be hoisted high above before what is expected to be a sell out crowd.
The Rockets will open the season playing eight of their first 11 games on the road. The only three home games feature dates against Kamloops, Victoria and Red Deer. After opening the season on home ice, the team ventures out on a six game road trip which features an Alberta road swing with games in Edmonton, Red Deer, Lethbridge and Medicine Hat. In the big picture, the Rockets play thirteen of its first 21 games on opposition ice.
The Rockets will again play a double header in Portland this season with games November 6th and 7th.
The team visits Prince George for back-to-back games on October 16th and 17th and again on February 12th and 13th.
The team will make a Saskatchewan road trip again this winter, playing six games in nine nights.
That road trip includes a stop in Brandon in a rematch of the WHL final against the Wheat
Kings on December 12th.
The Rockets will play the Kamloops Blazers, Prince George Cougars, Vancouver Giants and Victoria Royals eight times each.
The team will ring in New Years in Everett on January 1st.
The Rockets open the season with three games in three nights. The team will play three games in three nights – four times this season.