Preview: Cougars at Rockets
The Kelowna Rockets will host the Prince George Cougars for the first time this season tomorrow night at Prospera Place.
The Rockets will play their first home game in over two weeks, their last home game was on October 16 against the Swift Current Broncos.
Kelowna coming off of their first shutout of the season, they blanked the Victoria Royals 1-0 Wednesday night at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Arena in Victoria, BC.
The team will be without Kyle Topping, the 20-year-old suffered a lower-body injury in Victoria last night. He will be evaluated by the Rockets medical staff later today once the team arrives in Kelowna.
The Cougars have been off since last Saturday where they fell 5-2 to the Tri-City Americans.
The Rockets are tied with the Kamloops Blazers for first in the B.C. Division with 18 points, the Rockets have a record of 8-4-1-1. They’re three points ahead of the second-place Vancouver Giants and are five points in front of the fourth-place Victoria Royals. The Cougars sit in fifth spot a 4-9-0-1 record and nine points.
2019-2020 Season Series vs. Prince George Cougars: 2-1-0-0
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 at Kelowna
Nov. 30, 2019: Prince George at Kelowna
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
Players to watch
- Forward Nolan Foote will play his first home game since being named team captain. He leads the Rockets in scoring with 17 points (8G, 9A) through 12 games this season, four of those points have come against the Cougars.
- Sean Comrie has two assists in the season series thus far.
- Josh Maser leads the Cougars in scoring this season with ten points (6 G, 4A) in 14 games.
- Rookie import forward Filip Koffer is second in Cougars scoring, he has nine points in 14 games.
Tickets are on sale at selectyourtickets.com, at the Prospera Place box office or by phone at 250-762-505.