Forward Henrik Nyberg and the Kelowna Rockets will take a five-game winning streak to Kennewick

Surging Rockets visit Americans for two

Kelowna takes five-game WHL win streak to Kennewick this weekend

After a week of rest, the hottest team in the WHL’s B.C. Division will head south this weekend for a two-game stop in Kennewick, Wash.The Kelowna Rockets, riding a five-game winning streak, will visit the Tri-City Americans for a double bill, Friday and Saturday nights at the Toyota Centre.Their recent run of success has pulled Kelowna (12-6-1-1) to within two points of the Americans (13-7-1-1) for third spot overall in the Western Conference. “It’s a chance for us to make up some ground,” said Rockets head coach Ryan Huska. “The (Toyota Center) is always a tough place to play for visiting teams, so that’s a challenge for our guys, a good challenge to see if we can claw our way a little closer to the top.”The Rockets have outscored their opponents 22-4 over the five-game stretch, including posting a pair of shutouts.Despite a full week off, Huska doesn’t see any reason for his club to lose the momentum it has built up over the last three weeks.“I don’t think it’s going to change our approach or the way we’ve been doing things,” Huska said. “The last couple of weeks, we’ve only been playing a couple of games anyway, so this shouldn’t feel any different. It’s been important for the guys keep up their tempo in practise…they’ve been doing some good things lately and hopefully we’ll keep seeing that.”The Rockets should have Carter Rigby available for the weekend after the 18-year-old forward missed the last 12 games with a shoulder injury.Overage forward J.T. Barnett (lower body) is day-to-day, while defenceman Mitchell Chapman and Mackenzie Johnston remain sidelined on an indefinite basis. The Rockets next home action is Friday, Nov. 23 against the Regina Pats.

 

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