The Kelowna Rockets look to score against the Vancouver Giants. Photo: Marissa Baecker/KELOWNA ROCKETS IMAGES

Rockets battle Western Conference juggernauts through weekend

Kelowna will play Everett Friday, and then Vancouver Saturday

The Kelowna Rockets will look to make the most use of their almost week off when they host two of the best Western Conference teams in back to back nights this weekend. The Everett Silvertips, who lead the Western Conference, will play Kelowna Friday night, and Vancouver, who lead’s the B.C. division, comes to Kelowna Saturday night.

Rockets’ defenceman Cayde Augustine, who’s been seeing an increase in playing time, said the Rockets need to hit hard on their opponents bodies throughout the weekend.

“We need to stick to our structure,” said Augustine. “We need to play physical, and we need to get on them fast. They’re both fast and skillful teams, if we play physical and our structure early on we will be set.”

RELATED: Kelowna v. Mexico soccer match a success

Kelowna’s record against the two teams this season has not been what the Rockets’ had hoped. They’re down 2-1 in the season series against Everett, while Vancouver is up 4-1 throughout the season on the Rockets.

The Rockets are currently holding tight to the last playoff position in the B.C. division with 51 points. Kelowna will look to get as many points as possible against some of the West’s best this weekend to keep Kamloops, who are only four points behind the Rockets, below them in the playoff race.

To report a typo, email:
newstips@kelownacapnews.com
.


@KelownaCapNews
newstips@kelownacapnews.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Kelowna man rides bike 654km for mental health, pipeline awareness

Cycle 2 Change 2019 was made to open up conversation about mental health and Trans-Mountain Pipeline

The owners of Winfield Bakery in Lake Country are as sweet as their donuts

What do you do when you lose your jobs in the oil and gas industry?

Baby locked in car at Rutland YMCA

The baby was rescued quickly

Car thief to be sentenced in Kelowna B.C. Supreme Court

Stanley Nickason is set to plead guilty on multiple charges

No time for petition at Kelowna council meeting, organizer says

Opponents of McCurdy house says she won’t ‘relinquish possession’ of more than 14,000 names

‘Bad choices make good stories’: Margaret Trudeau brings her show to Just for Laughs

Trudeau says over the decades she has been suicidal, manic, depressed

B.C. couple bring son home from Nigeria after long adoption delay

Kim and Clark Moran of Abbotsford spent almost a year waiting to finalize adoption of Ayo, 3

Dump truck lifts power lines causing fire near South Okanagan school

Emergency responders dealt with two incidents at the same time near KVR Middle School

UPDATED: Lane closed after fatal collision on Highway 97 east of Falkland

A man in his 60s is dead after a single vehicle crash on July 15

Wildfire crews working small blaze in South Okanagan

BC Wildfire said a fire north east of Oliver was ignited on Sunday night

Health Canada revokes licences of B.C.-based pot producer Agrima Botanicals

The agency said it notified the company of a suspension in November due to non-compliance with regulations

Deals, protests during Amazon Prime Day

The Seattle-based e-commerce behemoth says it is offering more than a million deals

Canadian national softball team wins second straight Canada Cup

Team Canada defeats Texas-based Scrapyard International in gold-medal game Sunday in Surrey

Most Read