Preview: Rockets head north for first road games of the season
|Kelowna Rockets at Prince George Cougars|
|Date | Time||Fri., Sept. 30, 2022 | 7:00 pm|
|Video Stream||CHL TV|
|Radio||104.7 The Lizard|
|Live Stats||WHL Box Score|
|Live Updates||@Kelowna_Rockets Twitter|
|Next Game||Sat., Oct. 1 @ PG – 6:00 pm|
The Kelowna Rockets will head north for their first two road games of the season against the Prince George Cougars on Friday and Saturday night at the CN Centre in Prince George, BC.
Friday’s game will start at 7:00 pm, while Saturday’s puck drop is set for 6:00 pm.
“Bus trips bring everyone together,” said Rockets forward Adam Kydd. “Quite a new faces around so a long bus trip will be good, will make everyone more comfortable.”
Both teams have been out of action since last weekend.
Portland battled back from a two-goal deficit in the third period to force overtime on Saturday against Kelowna, spoiling their home opener with a 6-5 win in extra time. Adam Kydd was originally credited with a five-point night, but the league updated it to four points on Monday. Jari Kykkanen made 34 saves on 40 shots.
Meanwhile, the Cougars split their opening weekend series with the Tri-City Americans. They picked up a 5-1 win on Friday, but then fell 8-3 to the Americans on Saturday.
|Prince George Cougars (1-1-0-0 – 2 points)
1st B.C. Division
Power Play: 0/2 – 0.0%
Penalty Kill: 3/3 – 100.0%
Last Ten: 1-1-0-0 Streak: 0-1-0-0
GF: 8 GA: 9
|Kelowna Rockets (0-0-1-0 – 1 points)
2nd B.C. Division
Power Play: 2/6 – 33.3%
Penalty Kill: 2/2 – 100.0%
Last Ten: 0-0-1-0 Streak: 0-0-1-0
GF: 5 GA: 6
Colton Dach (Chicago) and Talyn Boyko (New York Rangers) are still both away at NHL Training Camps. The Rockets reassigned seventeen-year-old defenceman Logan Dochuk on Wednesday.
To view the Rockets current roster click here.
Players to watch
- Twenty-year-old forward Adam Kydd set a career-high with four points (1G, 3A) in the Rockets opening game of the season.
- Winger Gabriel Szturc also set a career-high with four points (2G, 2A) on Saturday against the Winterhawks.
- Prince George product Scott Cousins will look to find the scoresheet in front of his family and friends this weekend at the CN Centre.
- Koehn Ziemmer, the fourth overall pick in the 2020 WHL Prospects Draft, leads the Cougars with four points (3G, 1A) through two games. A late 2004 birthdate, the Cougars second leading scorer from last season, will be eligible for the NHL Draft for the first time this summer.
- Seventeen-year-old Carter MacAdams registered two goals and an assist in the Cougars opening game of the season, picking up first-star honours.
- It’s expected that the Rockets will face goaltender Ty Young, who was returned to the Cougars from the Vancouver Canucks earlier this week. Devils prospect Tyler Brennan is still away at the New Jersey training camp. Madden Mulawka made both starts for the Cougars last weekend.
Series at a glance
2021-22 Season Series vs PG at a glance (10-2-0-0)
|Nov. 6||vs Prince George||4-1 W|
|Nov. 12||@ Prince George||5-2 W|
|Nov. 13||@Prince George||3-0 W|
|Nov. 27||vs Prince George||4-1 W|
|Dec. 10||vs Prince George||3-2 L|
|Feb. 16||vs Prince George||5-2 L|
|Feb. 18||@ Prince George||3-2 W|
|Feb 19||@ Prince George||3-2W|
|Apr. 1||vs Prince George||9-2 W|
|Apr. 5||@ Prince George||1-0 OTW|
|Apr. 6||@ Prince George||4-1 W|
|Apr. 16||vs Prince George||3-1 W|
2022-23 Season Series vs PG
|Sept. 30||@ Prince George||7:00 pm|
|Oct. 1||@ Prince George||6:00 pm|
|Nov. 9||vs Prince George||7:05 pm|
|Jan. 10||vs Prince George||7:05 pm|
|Feb. 7||@ Prince George||7:00 pm|
|Feb. 8||@ Prince George||7:00 pm|
|Feb 10||vs Prince George||7:05 pm|
|Mar. 8||vs Prince George||7:05 pm|
|Mar. 15||@ Prince George||7:00 pm|
Watch and listen
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 rocketfan.ca for more exclusive Rockets content from Pattison. Fans can stream the radio broadcast of all Rockets games on the app.
Online video stream
All Rockets games will be available on WHL Live on CHL TV. WHL Live on CHL TV 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 web using Safari or Google Chrome web browsers. Visit watch.chl.ca for complete details and subscription options.
Pushor Mitchell Projected Lineup
The Rockets will post the Pushor Mitchell 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.
Papa John’s #Rockets1stGoal Contest
The Rockets Papa John’s #Rockets1stGoal contest returns for the 2022-23 regular season.
Use #Rockets1stGoal in your tweet on Twitter, tagging the Rockets account @Kelowna_Rockets, telling us which Rocket will score first before puck drop on all game days. If you’re right, you could win a three-topping large pizza from Papa John’s BC and a puck signed by that player.
Contest open to BC residents only/ one entry per account
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