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Preview: Cougars at Rockets

Marissa Baecker

The Kelowna Rockets will look to finish off 2019 with a win when they host the Prince George Cougars for their final contest of the calendar year tomorrow night at Prospera Place.

The rare Monday night game will see the two duke it out for the sixth time this season.

Kelowna is searching for the win column after dropping both of their post-holiday break contests over the weekend. Liam Kindree scored twice for the Rockets in their 6-2 loss to the Vancouver Giants on Saturday night.

Prince George also played on Saturday, they scored the opening goal, but the Victoria Royals answered with five straight goals to tame the Cougars 5-1.

B.C. Division Standings

 # Team GP  W L OTL SOL PTS
1 Kamloops Blazers 35 22 10 2 1 27
2 Kelowna Rockets 34 18 13 1 2 29
3 Victoria Royals 32 18 12 2 0 38
4 Vancouver Giants 34 17 15 1 1 36
5 Prince George Cougars 34 9 21 1 3 14

2019-2020 Season Series vs. Prince George Cougars: 4-1-0-0

Oct. 4, 2019: Kelowna 2 at Prince George 1

Oct. 5, 2019: Kelowna 1 at Prince George 4

Oct. 23, 2019: Kelowna 4 at Prince George 2

Nov. 1, 2019: Prince George 2 at Kelowna 6

Nov. 30, 2019: Prince George 2 at Kelowna 3

upcoming games

Dec. 30, 2019:  Prince George at Kelowna

Feb. 25, 2020: Kelowna at Prince George

Feb. 26, 2020: Kelowna at Prince George

Mar. 18, 2020: Prince George at Kelowna

The last time these two met: 

The Rockets were victorious on Teddy Bear Toss night back on November 30 at Prospera Place, downing the Cougars 3-2. Nolan Foote had two power-play goals, the teddy goal and the game-winner. Sean Comrie also found the back of the net. Roman Basran turned aside 19 of the 21 shots he faced.

Players to watch:

Kelowna

  • Liam Kindree had two goals on Saturday, just his second game back from an upper-body injury that held him out of eight games. The centreman has 13 points (six goals, seven assists) in 26 games this season.
  • Seven of Pavel Novak‘s 26 points this season have come against Prince George. In three games against the Cougars, the rookie forward has scored five goals and picked up two assists.

Prince George

  • Josh Maser leads the Cougars in scoring with 25 points (16G, 9A) in 34 games. The Cougars captain has four goals and an assist against the Rockets this season.
  • Vladislav Mikhalchuk has two goals and five assists in 12 games since returning to Prince George from a stint in Russia.

Visit selectyourtickets.com, the Prospera Place box office or call 250-762-5050 to secure your seats for the game.

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