|Kamloops Blazers at Kelowna Rockets
TEAM NOTES PREPARED BY ROCKETS COMMUNICATIONS STAFF
Tonight’s Preview: The Rockets will host the Kamloops Blazers at Prospera Place for the first time this season tonight…..They’ve already met once at the Sandman Centre, with the Rockets falling 6-2 to the Blazers….David Kope and Mark Liwiski scored for the Rockets in that game, Schwebius stopped 28 of 34 shots fired on him….The Blazers will be without assistant captain Logan Stankoven, the 2021 NHL Draft eligible forward is away at the U18 Championship representing Team Canada, he had ten points (7G, 3A) in six games for the Blazers this season…The Blazers have been off since Wednesday, they suffered their third loss of the season, dropping a 5-1decision to the Prince George Cougars….Kelowna enters tonight’s game on a four game win streak….Last night they came back in the third period to down the Vancouver Giants 4-3.
TALE OF THE TAPE
Kamloops Blazers (12-3-0-0 – 24 points)
1st B.C. Division
Power Play: 9/40 – 22.5%
Penalty Kill: 23/28 – 82.1%
Last Ten: 8-2-0-0 Streak: 0-1-0-0
GF: 55 GA: 36
Kelowna Rockets (7-2-0-0 – 14 points)
3rd in B.C. Division
Power Play: 9/38 – 23.7%
Penalty Kill: 35/47 – 74.5%
Last Ten: 7-2-0-0 Streak: 4-0-0-0
GF: 39 GA: 27
Who’s hot?: David Kope has ten points (3G, 7A) over his last six games, he now leads the Rockets in points with 11. Mark Liwiski has points in seven consecutive contests now, he has six goals and four assists over that span. 2021 draft eligible Trevor Wong has five points (1G, 4A) in his last four games.
Injured reserve: The Rockets have been without forward Ethan Ernst since March 29 after the forward underwent surgery on his wrist…he is listed as out indefinitely.
Duo named to BC HUB team of the Week: Forward David Kope and defenceman Tyson Feist were both named to the RE/MAX B.C. Hub Team of the week for the week ending April 25, 2021. Kope posted seven points (2G,5A) through four games, while defenceman Tyson Feist registered five points (1G, 4A) in four games and +6 plus/minus rating.
The online 50/50 will give fans in Rockets fans located in British Columbia with the chance to win during every Rockets home game this season. The 50/50 will also raise important dollars for the Kelowna Minor Hockey Association and the Rockets Education Fund.
Tickets will be available for purchase on Thursday and Friday starting at 9 a.m. PT and end at the start of the third period on the same day. After sales have closed, the draw shall take place and be announced no later than 12 a.m. PT.
Click here to learn more about the 50/50
Watch and listen
You can watch all Rockets games on the newly-launched WHL Live on CHL TV. More are details available by visiting watch.CHL.ca. As of Monday, CHL TV is now compatible with Roku.
You can also listen to the game on AM1550.