Preview: Oil Kings at Rockets

in regular season

Liam Kindree, Kelowna Rockets

 

November 25, 2019

The Kelowna Rockets will put their four-game win streak on the line against the Edmonton Oil Kings tomorrow night at Prospera Place.

The Rockest picked up all four of a possible four points this past weekend during a mini road trip to the United States. They opened the weekend with a 3-2 win over the Seattle Thunderbirds Friday night, Leif Mattson then scored both goals in their 2-1 victory over the Tri-City Americans on Saturday.

Jadon Joseph is expected to be in the lineup and make his debut for Kelowna. The 6’1, 172-pound centre was acquired from the Moose Jaw Warriors Sunday afternoon.

The Oil Kings are at the tail end of their BC Division road trip, they’ll face the Rockets before moving onto Kamloops the next night to wrap up the trip. They were last in action on Saturday where they fell 5-4 to the Vancouver Giants in overtime.

Central Division Standings

 # Team GP  W  L OTL SOL PTS
1 Lethbridge Hurricanes 26 16 7 0 3 35
2 Edmonton Oil Kings      25 14 5 4 2 34
3 Medicine Hat Tigers 24 16 7 1 0 33
4 Calgary Hitmen 22 13 6 2 1 29
5 Red Deer Rebels 23 7 13 0 3 17

B.C. Division Standings

 # Team GP  W L OTL SOL PTS
1 Kamloops Blazers 24 15 9 0 0 30
2 Kelowna Rockets 23 13 8 1 1 28
3 Vancouver Giants 24 12 10 1 1 26
4 Victoria Royals 20 11 8 1 0 23
5 Prince George Cougars 24 6 16 0 2 14

 

2019-2019 record vs Oil Kings

Nov. 17, 2018: KEL 3 at EDM 1

The last time these two met

The Rockets were in the midst of their Alberta road trip last November when they faced off against the Oil Kings. Edmonton opened the scoring, but the Rockets responded with three straight goals to down them at Rogers Place in Edmonton, AB. Liam Kindree scored the Rockets first goal on the power play, Nolan Foote also found the back of the net twice. Leif Mattson assisted on all three goals while Roman Basran stopped 26 of 27 shots.

Players to watch

Kelowna:

  • Leif Mattson lead the Rockets to victory on Saturday with two goals against the Tri-City Americans in his 201st WHL contest. The 20-year-old now has 18 points in 23 games played this season.
  • Jadon Joseph is expected to make his debut with the Rockets, the 20-year-old had 13 points in 21 games for the Moose Jaw Warriors this season. The right shot centreman is expected to make an immediate impact in the faceoff dot for Kelowna.

Edmonton:

  • Defenceman Matthew Robertson was the New York Rangers second-round pick at the 2019 NHL Draft. The Oil Kings assistant captain has 13 points in 21 games this season.
  • Rookie forward Dylan Guenther was selected 1st overall by Edmonton during the 2018 WHL Bantam Draft. He’s tied for seventh in WHL rookie scoring with 15 points (6G, 9A) in 19 games.

Tickets for the game are on sale at selectyourtickets.com, at the Prospera Place box office or by phone at 250-762-5050