Saturday, 13 October 2012

Preview: Kelowna at Victoria, Sat Oct 13th

The Victoria Royals (6-4, 12 pts) entertain the visiting Kelowna Rockets (4-3-1-0, 9pts) Saturday night, in the back half of a double header.  Pregame show on The Zone @ 91.3 FM in Victoria or online
Ben Walker tries to score on Jackson Whistle Friday night.
Photo Credit: Jon Howe
The Rockets defeated the Royals 4-1 Friday night after building 1-0 and 3-1 period leads and outshooting Victoria 31-21.  Kelowna takes the first of eight season meetings.

Myles Bell chipped in with a pair of assists for the Rockets, while Royals forward Mitch Deacon scored his first WHL goal late in the second.  Logan Nelson had his 5 game point streak snapped.

Kelowna netminder Jackson Whistle recorded his first win of the season in just his second appearance.  Patrick Polivka turned aside 27 pucks to take his third loss.

The Royals were blanked on 7 power play chances, snapping a streak of 5 games with an extra man tally.  Kelowna executed a single on 5 chances.

This evening the Royals look to avenge Friday night’s loss, and earn a split against the Rockets from Kelowna.

Click on the match up below for a magnified view: