|Prince George Cougars at Kelowna Rockets
TEAM NOTES PREPARED BY ROCKETS COMMUNICATIONS STAFF
Tonight’s Preview: Tied for third in the BC Division, Prince George and Kelowna are set to meet for the third time this season. Kelowna is up 2-0 in the season series….Trevor Wong recorded five points, including four goals in the Rockets 7-5 win on April 17….The Rockets were victorious with a 5-1 win on April 23 at Prospera Place….The Cougars went 3-0-1-0 last week with three of their players (Craig Armstrong, Keaton Dowhaniuk, Taylor Gauthier) earning spots on the WHL’s RE/MAX B.C Hub Team of the week….They were last in action on Sunday where they took down the Giants 5-2….Kelowna’s five-game win streak came to an end with Kamloops scoring the overtime winner with 12 seconds to go in Saturday night’s game.
TALE OF THE TAPE
PRINCE GEORGE COUGARS
(7-7-2-1 – 17 points)
3rd in B.C. Division
Power Play: 8/49 – 16.3%
Penalty Kill: 35/44 – 79.6%
Last Ten: 4-5-1-0 Streak: 3-0-1-0
GF: 50 GA: 53
(8-2-1-0 – 17 points)
3rd in B.C. Division
Power Play: 3/22 – 13.6%
Penalty Kill: 19/28 – 67.9%
Last Ten: 7-2-1-0 Streak: 5-0-1-0
GF: 48 GA: 32
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 was named to the hub team for the second consecutive week in a row, the overage forward continued his hot streak with six points (3G, 3A) in four games last week. Defenceman Jake Lee earned a spot on the team after posting four points (1G, 3A) in four games.
The Final Five: After tonight, the Rockets will have five games left on their schedule. They’ll take on the Giants on the road Friday, they’ll then return to Kamloops to face Prince George on Sunday. They’ll then play their final games at home, facing Kamloops on Monday and Victoria next Wednesday.
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 and purchase your tickets
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.