The Greater Vancouver Canadians (5-6-1) invade the Capital News Centre this weekend to take on the surging Okanagan Rockets (8-2-0) who have won six straight heading into the weekend.
Last Weekend: The Canadians had a Jekyll and Hyde sort of weekend as they lost 7-2 and won 4-1 against the Vancouver NE Chiefs. They Rockets meanwhile dominated the Kootenay Ice with wins of 6-0 and 8-2 at the CNC.
Dominating Efforts. The Rockets have won their last 5 games vs the Ice by a score of 45-3.
When We Saw You Last: The Rockets posted an overall record of 3-1-0 vs the Canadians last season. The Rockets were 7-4 and 3-2 winners at the CNC in February, while the two clubs split their set at the Richmond Oval by scores of a 3-1 Rockets win, and a 4-3 GVC win.
Familiar Faces: The Canadians boasts five returning members of their 13-14 squad. Dhaliwal, Seidel, Uy, Wilkinson, and Shugrue are all back for a 2nd BCMML season hoping to build on their 19-18-3 record.
Pace Setters: Kyle Uy leads GVC with 8 goals and 17 points in the clubs first 12 games. The Rockets are being led by 16 year old forward Marcus Mitchell who has 11 goals and 19 points in the Rockets 1st 10 games.
White Hot: Brandon Whistle is on a tear for the Rockets. Whistle has 3 goals and 10 points in his past 3 games.
Red Light District: The Rockets have received some top-notch goaltending form the Duo of 17 year old Jordan Reynolds and 15 year old Cole Demers. The duo are allowing just 2.3 goals per game, while posting a save percentage just shy of .920
Simple Math: The Rockets are a perfect 7-0-0 while scoring the games opening goal. They are just 1-2-0 when allowing the games 1st goal.
Historically Speaking: The Greater Vancouver Canadians are just one of 2 clubs (NW Giants) the Rockets have a sub .500 record against since 2006. The Rockets are just 12-14-6 overall. At the CNC, the Rockets are 7-5-4.