Game Notes: Rockets at Royals – Apr. 19/21
|Kelowna Rockets at Victoria Royals|
|Date | Time||Mon., Apr. 19, 2021, | 7:00 p.m. PT|
|Video Stream||WHL Live|
|Live Stats||WHL Box Score|
|Live Updates||@Kelowna_Rockets Twitter|
|Next Game||Tue., Apr. 20 at PG – 7:05 p.m.|
TEAM NOTES PREPARED BY ROCKETS COMMUNICATIONS STAFF
- Tonight’s Preview: Kelowna will be the away team in their own barn tonight when the Royals host them at Prospera Place. The Rockets will still use their same home bench. Because they’re the away team, there will be no postgame media availability or 50/50. Despite playing seven more games than the Rockets, Kelowna is a point ahead of the Royals in the standings. Kelowna opened their season against Victoria on March 26 with a 5-0 shutout, Cole Schwebius made 19 saves to pick up his second career shutout. The Rockets returned to action with a 7-5 win over Prince George on Saturday in Kamloops, Trevor Wong had a career-high four-goal night and Andrew Cristall scored his first WHL goal. The Royals last played on Friday night where the Cougars outgunned them 5-2.
Victoria Royals (1-8-1-0 – 3 points)
5th in B.C. Division
Power Play: 6/35 – 17.1%
Penalty Kill: 30/41 – 73.2%
Last Ten: 1-8-1-0 Streak: 0-5-0-0
GF: 25 GA: 46
Kelowna Rockets (2-1-0-0 – 4 points)
4th in B.C. Division
Power Play: 1/15 – 6.7%
Penalty Kill: 11/14 – 78.6%
Last Ten: 2-1-0-0 Streak: 1-0-0-0
GF: 12 GA: 11
- 100 Point Club: Dillon Hamaliuk is the newest member of the 100-point club, after notching a pair of assists against the Cougars on Saturday.
- Scotty: Scott Cousins made his WHL debut on Saturday night. The undrafted, 2020 BC U16 AAA Player of the Year did not disappoint, picking up his first assist and firing a shot on goal.
- Speciality Teams: The Rockets powerplay is just 6.7%, going one for five through the first through three games of the shortened season. Kelowna has allowed three shorthanded goals against this season. Meanwhile, the penalty kill has shut down 11 of 14 attempts. Kelowna scored three shorthanded goals on Saturday against the Prince George Cougars.
- TRUE Hockey Game Day Guide and JDS Projected Lineup: The TRUE Hockey Game Day Media Guide will be available with team notes, stats and rosters for all games. Feel free to print this at home. The Rockets will post the JDS Mining Projected Lineup complete with line combos at least half an hour prior to puck drop for all games this season. You will be able to find the graphic on our Twitter, Facebook and Instagram stories.
- Watch and Listen: You can watch all Rockets games on the newly-launched WHL Live on CHL TV. More are details available by visiting watch.CHL.ca. As of Monday, CHL TV is now compatible with Roku. You can also listen to the game on AM1550.