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Game Notes: Winterhawks at Rockets

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Kelowna Rockets vs Portland Winterhawks
Date | Time  Fri., Feb. 7, 2020, | 7:05 p.m.
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Radio  AM 1150, pregame at 6:30 p.m.
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Next Game Wed., Feb. 12 vs TC – 7:05 p.m.

TEAM NOTES PREPARED BY REGAN BARTEL OF AM 1150

  • Tonight’s Preview: The Rockets play game two of a five-game homestand tonight against the visiting Portland Winterhawks. The two teams met last night with the Winterhawks earning a 7-3 win. Kaedan Korczak, Ethan Ernst and Conner McDonald scored in the teams’ fourth straight loss. The two teams met in late January, in Portland, with the Rockets losing by scores of 7-0 and 3-2. The Rockets welcome Tri-City Wednesday and Red Deer next Saturday. The Calgary Hitmen pay a visit Monday, February 17th for a 2 pm affair. Overall, the Rockets have lost four straight and 10 of their last 12 games. The team has 3 wins in its last 11 games at Prospera Place.
Kelowna Rockets (23-24-1-2 – 49 points)

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

Power Play: 36/214 – 16.8% (17th in WHL)

Penalty Kill: 174/226 – 77.0% (15th in WHL)

Last Ten: 2-8-0-0 Streak: 0-4-0-0

GF: 131 GA: 163

PIM: 711

Portland Winterhawks (36-7-3-4 – 79 points)

1st in U.S. Division | 1st in Western Conference

Power Play: 48/195 – 24.6% (4th in WHL)

Penalty Kill: 165/191 – 86.4% (2nd in WHL)

Last Ten: 7-1-1-1 Streak: 1-0-1-1

GF: 211 GA: 128

PIM: 579

  • Broadcasters Notebook: Kaedan Korczak is trying to become the first d-man to lead the team in scoring since Tyson Barrie did it during the 2009-2010 season. Barrie had 72 points. Korczak has 38 points…With 18 games left in the regular season, 11 are on home ice with only 7 on the road. Those road stops include two in Victoria, two in Prince George and singles in Everett, Kamloops and Vancouver…After returning for one game after playing for Canada at the World Junior Hockey Championship, Nolan Foote has missed 10 straight games with an injury. The Rockets are 8 and 15 in 23 games without him this season. Foote did not play against Portland in the two meetings in Oregon State last month….The Rockets are playing their 51st game of the season tonight …..The Rockets are 8-7-0-0 against teams in the US Division….The Rockets are now 19-5-0-0 when scoring the games first goal…The Rockets have played in 24-1 goal games this season, the most in the WHL…The Rockets are 10-14-1-1 against teams in the BC Division…The Rockets are 6 and 1 in overtime with game-winning goals coming from Matthew Wedman, Dillon Hamaliuk, Nolan Foote, Kaedan Korczak (twice) and Liam Kindree…..Jake Lee is one point shy of the 24 he recorded last season with Seattle…Alex Swetlikoff is the only player on the roster that has a chance to dress in all 68 games this season…If the playoffs began tonight, the Rockets would face the Kamloops Blazers in the opening round….Jake Poole has three assists in his last four games….Dillon Hamaliuk’s assist last night was his first point in 12 games…Kaedan Korczak has a shot on goal in all but one games this season…..The Rockets were 5-5-0-0 in December and 4-9-0-0 in January….Two of Ethan Ernst’s three goals this season have come against the Winterhawks…During a four-game losing streak, the Rockets have been out-scored 20-7.
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