Preview: Victoria set to host Rockets for Tuesday night matchup
The Kelowna Rockets will be looking to build momentum tomorrow night when the Victoria Royals host them at Prospera Place.
Since returning to action on April 17, the Rockets have won four of their last five games.
They last played on Saturday night, where they staged a third period come back to down the Vancouver Giants 4-3. Mark Liwiski scored the game-winner 5:15 into the third period, while Cole Schwebius stopped 24 of the 27 shots he faced to pick up his third win of the year.
The Royals were last in action where they fell 3-2 to the BC Division leading Kamloops Blazers.
Before they face Kelowna, Victoria will head to Kamloops tonight to take on the Prince George Cougars.
There will be no 50/50 or postgame interviews as Kelowna is the away team.
2020-2021 B.C. Division Standings
as of Monday afternoon
|3||Prince George Cougars||13||4||7||1||1||10|
Players to watch:
- Forward Mark Liwiski is on fire, the Dauphin, Man. product has seven points (5G, 2A) over his last five games
- After being held off the score sheet the previous two games, Kaedan Korczak posted a goal and an assist in the Rockets win on Saturday.
- Rookie defenceman Jason Spizawka was the Royals 19th overall pick in the 2019 WHL Draft. The Victoria, BC product has three assists in eleven games this season.
- 2019 Anaheim Ducks first-round pick Brayden Tracey has five points (3G, 2A) in his last four games. He leads all Royals skaters in points with 16, his 8 goals are also the team best.
Season series vs VIC: 2-0-0-0
Mar. 26 – VIC 0 at KEL 5 W
Apr. 19 – KEL 7 at VIC 2 W
Apr. 27 – KEL at VIC
May 12 – VIC at KEL
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.