Preview: Rockets vs Giants – Nov. 3/21
|Kelowna Rockets vs Vancouver Giants|
|Date | Time||Nov. 3, 2021 | 7:05 pm|
|Tickets||Select Your Tickets|
|Video Stream||WHL Live on CHL TV|
|Live Stats||WHL Box Score|
|Live Updates||@Kelowna_Rockets Twitter|
|Next Game||Fri, Nov. 5 vs POR– 7:05 pm|
The Kelowna Rockets will play their first weeknight game of the season when they host the Vancouver Giants Wednesday night at Prospera Place.
After suffering back-to-back losses to the Giants, the Rockets rebounded with a 5-4 overtime victory over the Victoria Royals on Saturday night at Prospera Place. Mark Liwiski found the back of the net for the first time this season, while Pavel Novak netted his second WHL hat-trick. Jake Poole lifted the Rockets past the Royals with 18 seconds remaining in overtime. Netminder Colby Knight made 20 saves to pick up his second win of the season.
The Giants have been off since last Friday when they downed the Rockets 7-2 at the Langley Events Centre. Vancouver’s special teams went to work against Kelowna, their power play posted four goals, while the penalty kill chipped in another two.
This is their third straight game against the Rockets for the well-rested Giants, the other meeting came on Saturday, October 23 where the Rockets were shutout 2-0.
Kelowna has been without defenceman Elias Carmichael since last week, he was added to the Rockets Injury Report last week with a lower-body injury.
Vancouver Giants (4-2-0-0 – 8 points)
3rd B.C. Division | 5th Western Conference
Power Play: 5/22 – 22.7%
Penalty Kill: 23/28 – 82.1%
Last Ten: 4-2-0-0 Streak: 2-0-0-0
GF: 24 GA: 18
Kelowna Rockets (3-3-0-0 – 6 points)
4th B.C. Division | 7th Western Conference
Power Play: 5/17 – 29.4%
Penalty Kill: 15/22 – 68.2%
Last Ten: 3-3-0-0 Streak: 1-0-0-0
GF: 20 GA: 25
The current B.C. Provincial Health restrictions allow for 50% capacity at Prospera Place.
Due to this, a limited number of single-game tickets for the next upcoming three home games have gone on sale to the general public. Tickets for Saturday’s game are available at selectyourtickets.com, at the Prospera Place box office or by phone at 250-762-5050.
Select Your Tickets is open 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and opens at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday home game days.
PLAYERS TO WATCH
- Forward Jake Poole played the hero in overtime for the Rockets the other night with his first career WHL game-winning goal. The 19-year-old has five points (3G, 2A) through six games this season.
- After being held pointless in the Rockets last three games, Mark Liwiski came alive for the Rockets on Saturday. The 20-year-old fired five shots on net while posting a goal and a pair of assists.
- Vegas Golden Knights prospect Jesper Vikman has a record of 4-1-0-0, including a pair of shutouts. The Swedish product, who was selected 8th overall in the 2021 CHL Import Draft, has a 2.20 GAA and .914 SAV%.
- Fabian Lysell, the Boston Bruins first-round pick in the 2021 NHL Draft, posted a goal and three assists against the Rockets on Friday, October 29, 2021. He has eight points (2G, 6A0 through five games.
B.C. DIVISION STANDINGS
|2||Prince George Cougars||9||5||4||0||0||10|
as of Tuesday afternoon
SEASON SERIES vs VANCOUVER (0-2-0-0)
|Oct. 23||@ Vancouver||2-0 L|
|Oct. 29||@ Vancouver||7-2 L|
|Nov. 3||vs. Vancouver||7:05 PM|
|Dec. 1||vs. Vancouver||7:05 PM|
|Jan. 2||@ Vancouver||4:00 PM|
|Jan. 7||vs. Vancouver||7:05 PM|
|Jan. 22||@ Vancouver||7:05 PM|
|Jan. 28||@ Vancouver||7:30 PM|
|Jan. 29||vs. Vancouver||7:05 PM|
|Feb. 9||vs. Vancouver||7:05 PM|
|Mar. 5||vs. Vancouver||7:05 PM|
|Mar. 6||@ Vancouver||4:00 PM|
The Kelowna Rockets online 50/50 is back for the 2021-22 season!
The online 50/50 will give fans in Rockets fans located in British Columbia the chance to win during every Rockets home game this season. The 50/50 will also raise important dollars for the Kelowna Minor Hockey Association.
Tickets will be available for purchase on all game days starting at 9 a.m. PT and end at the start of the third period on the same day.
CLICK HERE to learn more about the online 50/50 and purchase tickets.
LINEUP SHEETS + GAME DAY PROGRAM
Due to Covid-19 protocols, printed lineup sheets will not be available at games for fans this season. They can be accessed online in the game day program.
JDS PROJECTED LINEUP
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 WHL Live on CHL TV. More are details available by visiting watch.CHL.ca.
You can also listen to the game on AM1550.
The current B.C. Provincial Health restrictions allow for 50% capacity at Prospera Place. All fans attending will need to abide by the BC Provincial Health Authority, Prospera Place and the Western Hockey League‘s recently announced COVID-19 health and safety requirements which includes masks, double vaccination and their BC vaccine card.