Rockets look to get back on track in Alberta
The Kelowna Rockets will be back in action this weekend when they play back to back games in Red Deer Friday, November 16th and Edmonton Saturday, November 17th.
The Rockets are looking to get back in the win column; they lost in overtime Wednesday night to B.C. Division rival, Prince George Cougars. Rockets assistant captain, Kaedan Korczak says that he and many of his teammates are looking forward to playing in front of their friends and family and hopefully pick up a couple wins.
“My mom and dad are going to be at both games, it’s going to be special to be able to play in front of them,” said Korzak. “A lot of the guys have friends and family coming; it’s exciting because not everyone can always make it out to Kelowna to see us play. We’re on a bit of a skid right now, but we’re going to push forward and hopefully collect a couple wins.”
Tomorrow’s game will be the only time that the Rockets see the Red Deer Rebels this season. They saw each other three times last year, the Rebels took the season series 2-1-0-0.
Kelowna enters Friday night with an 8-12-1-0 record giving them 17 points and fourth place in the B.C. Division. Kelowna is three points ahead of the fifth-place Kamloops Blazers, three points behind the third place Victoria Royals and four points back of the second place Prince George Cougars. They trail the division-leading Vancouver Giants by 11 points, the Giants own a record of 13-4-2-0.
The Rebels sit second in the Central Division with a record of 13-5-1-0 and 19 points. They tail the division-leading Oil Kings by only one point.
Saturday’s game will also be the only time that the Edmonton Oil Kings face off against the Rockets this season. They were evenly matched last year splitting the two games they played against each other.
The Rockets are back in action again on Wednesday, November 21st when they return home to host the Regina Pats at Prospera Place for Hat Trick Wednesday.
Tickets are on sale at selectyourtickets.com, at the Prospera Place box office or by phone at 250-762-5050.
Season tickets are on sale now. Season ticket holders will have first right of refusal on 2020 Memorial Cup presented by KIA ticket packages.