Preview: Rockets and Giants to play home and home series

Kelowna Rockets at Vancouver Giants
Date | Time  Fri., Jan. 27, 2023 | 7:30 pm
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Radio  104.7 The Lizard
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Vancouver Giants vs Kelowna Rockets 
Date | Time  Sat., Jan. 28, 2023 | 7:05 pm
Video Stream CHL TV
Tickets Select Your Tickets
Radio  104.7 The Lizard
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Next Game Feb. 3 vs Vancouver


The Kelowna Rockets will take on the Vancouver Giants in a home-and-home series for the second consecutive weekend.

The two will play in Langley on Friday night at 7:30 pm, they’ll then see each other again on Saturday at 7:05 pm at Prospera Place.

Both teams have had the week off after a busy weekend last weekend.

Kelowna played three games in as many nights last weekend. The Rockets downed the Giants 4-1 in Langley on Friday, the Giants then took the second game 4-3 on Saturday night at Prospera Place.

Vancouver had Sunday off, but the Rockets dropped their second game in a row, falling 5-1 to the Victoria Royals.


Single-game tickets for Saturday’s game and all other Rockets games are available at Select Your Tickets. Tickets can be purchased online through, at the Prospera Place box office, or by phone at 250-762-5050.

Mini Packs are now on sale for the 2022-23 season, pick from between a six or twelve-game pack. Click here to learn more about Mini Packs.

The last time these two met 

In Saturday’s game the Rockets scored the opening goal, but the Giants pushed back with three unanswered goals. Adam Kydd inched the Rockets back within one twice in the final frame, but Kelowna was unable to capitalize on a five-on-three power play opportunity with 3:36 to play in the game. Talyn Boyko made 25 saves on 29 shots.

Roster Updates

Ty Hurley and Andrew Cristall are both listed as out week to week with lower body injuries on this week’s injury report.

The Injury Report is updated on Tuesdays, click here to view the Rockets Injury Report.

Players to watch


  • Three of overage forward Carson Golder‘s 16 goals this season have been scored against the Giants.
  • Defenceman Jackson DeSouza has posted there assists against the Giants this season, he also recorded the Rockets lone goal in Sunday’s loss to the Royals.


  • Forward Jaden Lipinski played alongside Rocket defenceman Caden Pace at the CHL/NHL Top Prospects game on Wednesday in Langley. A late 2004 birthdate, the Arizona product is eligible for the NHL Draft for the first time this June. Lipinski is ranked 38th by NHL Central Scouting on their midterm rankings.
  • Forward Ty Halaburda is ranked 38th by NHL Central Scouting on their midterm rankings.

The series at a glance

Season Series vs VAN

Dec 10 @ Vancouver 3-2 OTL
Jan. 20 @ Vancouver 4-1 W
Jan. 21 vs Vancouver 4-3 L
Jan. 27 @ Vancouver 7:30 pm
Jan. 28 vs Vancouver 7:05 pm
Feb. 3 vs Vancouver 7:05 pm
Mar. 1o vs Vancouver 7:05 pm
Mar. 24 @ Vancouver 7:30 pm
Mar. 25 vs Vancouver 7:05 pm

BC Division standings

as of Thursday evening

1 Kamloops Blazers 41 26 9 4 2 58
2 Prince George Cougars 43 19 20 4 0 42
3 Vancouver Giants 43 17 20 4 2 40
4 Kelowna Rockets 42 14 25 3 0 31
5 Victoria Royals 45 13 27 4 1 31

Watch and listen

Radio broadcast

Rockets games will be broadcast on 104.7 FM the Lizard this season with Regan Bartel calling all of the action.

Don’t forget to download the RocketFAN app and visit for more exclusive Rockets content from Pattison. Fans can stream the radio broadcast of all Rockets games on the app.

Click here to download RocketFAN on Google Play

Click here to download RocketFAN on the App Store

Online video stream

All Rockets games will be available on WHL Live.  WHL Live is available to fans anywhere in the world, providing high-quality streaming of WHL games on Apple TV, Roku, and Amazon Fire TV platforms, via mobile with iOS and Android, and on the web using Safari or Google Chrome web browsers. Visit for complete details and subscription options.

Online 50/50

The Kelowna Rockets online 50/50 is back for the 2022-23 season!

The online 50/50 will give fans in Rockets fans located in British Columbia and those who are attending the game 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.

Tickets will be available for purchase on all game days starting at 9 a.m. PT and end at the start of the third period on the same day.

CLICK HERE to learn more about the online 50/50 and purchase tickets.

Lineup Sheet + Game Day Program

Printed lineup sheets will not be available at games this season, they can be accessed online by visiting the game day program.

The Game Day Program will be available in the same spot, it comes complete with game notes, stats, team rosters and entry forms for the Rockets intermission contests.

The sheet and program will be uploaded by 3:00 p.m. on game days. The game day program for Sunday’s game is now live. 

Mini Packs are now on sale for the 2022-23 season, pick from between a six or twelve-game pack. Click here to learn more about Mini Packs.

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