Regan’s Notes: Americans at Rockets

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Kelowna Rockets vs Tri-City Americans
Date | Time  Wed., Feb. 12, 2020, | 7:05 p.m.
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Video Stream WHL Live
Radio  AM 1150, pregame at 6:30 p.m.
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Next Game Sat., Feb. 15 vs RD – 7:05 p.m.


  • Tonight’s Preview: The Rockets play game three of a five-game homestand tonight against the visiting Tri-City Americans. This is the fourth and final meeting between the two teams. The Rockets are 3-0-0-0, having out-scored the Americans 15-5. Pavel Novak has 3+3=6 in the three games while Nolan Foote, Dillon Hamaliuk and Matthew Wedman each have 5 points. Roman Basran is 2-0-0-0 in the seasonal series, posting a goals-against-average of 1.00. The Rockets enter tonight’s game having lost five straight after back-to-back losses last weekend to the Portland Winterhawks. The Rockets welcome Red Deer Saturday. The Calgary Hitmen pay a visit Monday for a 2 pm affair. Overall, the Rockets have lost 11 of their last 13 games. The team has 3 wins in its last 12 games at Prospera Place.
Kelowna Rockets (23-25-1-2 – 49 points)

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

Power Play: 36/219 – 16.4% (19th in WHL)

Penalty Kill: 178/230 – 77.4% (14th in WHL)

Last Ten: 2-8-0-0 Streak: 0-5-0-0

GF: 133 GA: 167

PIM: 721

Tri-City Americans (15-30-4-1 –35 points)

5th in U.S. Division | 10th in Western Conference

Power Play: 31/165 – 18.8% (15th in WHL)

Penalty Kill: 172/223 – 77.1% (15th in WHL)

Last Ten: 1-9-0-0 Streak: 0-3-0-0

GF: 124 GA: 226

PIM: 694

  • Broadcasters Notebook: Welcome back Jadon Joseph. The 20-year-old played 16 games with the Rockets earlier this season after being acquired from the Moose Jaw Warriors. Joseph collected 1+5=6 in those 16 games before being dealt to the Americans January 9th for a 6th round WHL bantam pick…With 17 games left in the regular season, 10 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 11 straight games with an injury. The Rockets are 8 and 16 in 24 games without him this season.…..The Rockets are 8-8-0-0 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…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…During a five-game losing streak, the Rockets have been out-scored 24-9….Matthew Wedman will play in his 300th regular-season game Saturday against Red Deer….Kyle Topping’s two-goal game Saturday was the 7th multiple-goal game of his career.

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