Preview: Rockets prepare for back to back games
The Kelowna Rockets will be in action both Monday and Tuesday night when they’re the visiting team against the Victoria Royals and the Kamloops Blazers.
The Rockets will play at Prospera on Monday evening, but Victoria will be considered the home team. Because the Rockets are away, there will be no 50/50 or postgame interviews.
Following Monday’s game, Kelowna will head to Kamloops to take on the Blazers at the Sandman Centre in their first meeting of the shortened season.
Kelowna is coming off of a 7-5 victory over the Prince George Cougars on Saturday night. Trevor Wong found the back of the net four times, while Cole Schwebius made 23 saves to pick up his second victory of the season.
Despite playing seven games more than the Rockets, Kelowna is a point ahead of them in the standings. The Royals have gone 0-5 in their last five games.
Meanwhile the Blazers are a different story, they enter Sunday sitting atop the BC Division standings with a record of 7-1-0-0 and 14 points.
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
Puck drop is set for 7:05 0n Monday and 7:00 on Tuesday.
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.
2020-2021 B.C. Division Standings (as of Sunday afternoon)
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Players to watch:
- 2020 NHL Draft elligible Trevor Wong took off on Saturday night with a four goal performance, including two short handed goals.
- Forward Jake Poole chipped in a pair of assists on Saturday night.
- Anaheim Ducks prospect Brayden Tracey leads the Royals in points (12) and goals (6) this season.
- Captain Tarun Fizer is second in scoring with ten points in eight games, he’s five points ahead of Brandon Cutler who’s in third.
- Calgary Flames prospect Connor Zary leads the Blazers in scoring with 16 points (3G, 13A) through nine games.
- With Logan Stankoven off at the U18’s Orrin Ccentazzo has leap frogged his way into second in scoring with 12 points (3G, 9A) in nine games
As the WHL returns to play in the WHL Hub Centers in Kamloops and Kelowna, no spectators will be permitted to enter Sandman Centre or Prospera Place.
WHL fans can look forward to taking in games across the whole league through the newly-launched WHL Live on CHL TV. More are details available by visiting watch.CHL.ca.