Bounce-back game needed by Rockets

Kelowna coming off back-to-back losses as Lethbridge visits Prospera this week

The Kelowna Rockets will look to rebound from a disappointing weekend when they host the Lethbridge Hurricanes on Wednesday at Prospera Place.

Face off is 7 p.m.

The Rockets are coming off back-to-back WHL losses on home ice to a pair of division rivals,  Victoria and Prince George.

The setbacks came on the heels of an impressive 6-2 win last Wednesday over the U.S. Division leading Tri-City Americans.

The Cougars came back to beat the Rockets 3-2 on Saturday after the Royals earned a 2-1 win on Friday at Prospera Place.

Rockets captain Colton Sissons said it was not a good effort by his team.

“We had a big slump and I don’t know if it’s focus before the game or what,” said Sissons. “I don’t know exactly what it as but we have to fix it. We can’t be having efforts like that at home. We’re going to go back to work hard for the next couple days and come back hard on Wednesday.”

Kelowna (11-14-2-1) is now 3-3 on a seven game home stand that ends on Wednesday against Lethbridge.

Head coach Ryan Huska said it was a frustrating weekend.

“If you don’t work as a group, you’re not going to win,” said Huska. “We have to play better in every area.”

The Rockets will hit the road after Wednesday’s game for a six game road trip prior to the Western Hockey League’s Christmas break.



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