The Kelowna Rockets are back on the road this weekend, facing three inter-divisional games and a tough weekend of travel.
The Rockets left Kelowna on Thursday heading for the team’s first three game weekend of the young Western Hockey League season.
Kelowna will play in Victoria tonight and Saturday before coming back to the Interior and meeting Kamloops on Sunday afternoon.
The road trip comes after Wednesday night’s 4-2 loss to Medicine Hat, the club’s third straight loss that dropped its record to an even 3-3 on the season.
“I think it will be good for us to get on the bus and get on the road,” said head coach Ryan Huska. We have a busy weekend. We have three big road games within our division and we have to make sure we get off to a good start in those games.”
The Rockets fell behind Medicine Hat 3-1 on Wednesday before firing 18 shots on the Tigers’ net in the third period. However the comeback fell short in front of over 6,000 fans at Prospera Place.
Forward Spencer Main says the team needs to start putting a full 60 minutes together.
“Once we start putting all three periods together things will start going our way,” said Main, who had one of the Kelowna goals on Wednesday.
Kelowna’s next home game is Oct. 20 when the team hosts the Vancouver Giants. The Rockets will host Victoria on Oct. 22 at Prospera Place…Saskatoon was awarded the 2013 Memorial Cup on Wednesday in a vote by the WHL board of governors after hearing bid committees from Kelowna, Red Deer and Saskatoon…The Rockets remain without forwards Brett Bulmer, who is with Minnesota and Mitchell Callahan, who appears to have found a home with Grand Rapids of the AHL.