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Game Notes: Rockets at Cougars

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Kelowna Rockets at Prince George Cougars
Date | Time  Tue., Feb. 25, 2020, | 7:00 p.m.
Video Stream WHL Live
Radio  AM 1150, pregame at 6:30 p.m.
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Next Game Web., Feb. 26 at PG – 7:00 p.m.

TEAM NOTES PREPARED BY REGAN BARTEL OF AM 1150

  • Tonight’s Preview: The Kelowna Rockets continue their four-game road trip tonight in Prince George. The Rockets and Cougars are meeting for the 7th time this season. The Rockets are 5-1-0-0 in the opening six games, having out-scored their BC Division cousins 19-11. The Cougars make one more appearance at Prospera Place March 18th. Kelowna fell to the Victoria Royals 4-3 in a shootout on Saturday night on the island. The Rockets next home game is Friday, February 28th against Everett.
Kelowna Rockets (25-26-2-3 – 55 points)

4th in B.C. Division | 7th in Western Conference

Power Play: 38/241 – 15.8% (17th in WHL)

Penalty Kill: 191/248 – 77.0% (T14th in WHL)

Last Ten: 2-6-1-1 Streak: 1-0-1-1

GF: 154 GA: 185

PIM: 768

Prince George Cougars (17-31-3-4 – 41 points)

5th in B.C. Division | 9th in Western Conference

Power Play: 36/212 – 17.0% (16th in WHL)

Penalty Kill: 142/187 – 75.9% (16th in WHL)

Last Ten: 4-6-0-0 Streak: 1-0-0-0

GF: 121 GA: 176

PIM: 511

  • Mally the Man! Kris Mallette was named the interim head coach of the Kelowna Rockets on Wednesday. Mallette replaces Adam Foote, who was relieved of his duties. Mallette joined the organization as an assistant coach for the start of the 2014 season under then-head coach Dan Lambert. Mallette is a former player, suiting up for the Rockets from 1996 until 1998 before eventually being traded to the Moose Jaw Warriors. The 41-year-old is the first Rockets alumni to assume the head coaching duties.
  • Who’s Hot: Pavel Novak has 4+10=14 in his last 9 games…Matthew Wedman has 7+12=20 in his last 16 games…Kyle Topping has 5+5=10 in his last 9 games.
  • Broadcasters Notebook: The Rockets have surrendered the opening goal in seven of the last ten games ….With 12 games left in the regular season, 7 are on home ice with only 5 on the road. Those road stops include two in Prince George and singles in Everett, Kamloops and Vancouver… The Rockets are 9-8-0-0 against teams in the US Division….The Rockets are now 20-5-1-1 when scoring the games first goal…The Rockets have played in 30-1 goal games this season…The Rockets are 11-14-1-2 against teams in the BC Division…The Rockets were 5-5-0-0 in December and 4-9-0-0 in January.
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