The Okanagan Rockets (21-10-5) head to Kamloops for their final regular season road series against the Thompson Blazers (6-24-6).
Last Weekend: The Rockets played their Valentine’s Day weekend at home against the Fraser Valley Thunderbirds where the teams would lock up in a pair of ties, drawing a 1-1 tie on Saturday and a 3-3 tie on Sunday. The Blazers quite enjoyed their Valentine’s Day, earning a pair of victories for their first weekend sweep of the season with 4-2 and 3-1 wins over the Greater Vancouver Canadians.
When We Saw You Last: The Rockets and Blazers met back in late November with Okanagan earning the weekend sweep at Capital News Centre. Cole Demers picked up a 19 save shutout in a 3-0 win on the Saturday before Jacob Bourchier tallied his first BCMML goal in a 5-1 Sunday win and a sweep of the Blazers for the Rockets.
Finishing On A High Note: The season is a lost one for the Thompson Blazers so far, missing the playoffs for the 10th straight year but have been playing better hockey as of late. The Blazers have won 3 of their last 6 games, including their weekend sweep of GVC. Thompson has won five of their six games this season on home ice.
Looking To Take Flight: The Rockets will be looking to lift off this weekend in Kamloops as they have tied in 3 of their last 5 games, along with being winless in four straight.
Torching The Blazers: The Rockets have been very successful against the Thompson Blazers over the last 10 games. In those ten games, the Rockets boast a 10-0 record to go along with outscoring the Blazers 60-16 in that span. The last Thompson victory over the Rockets came on January 27th, 2013, a 4-2 win for the Blazers.
Historically Speaking: The Rockets hold a 32-1-3 record against the Blazers since the 2006/07 season, while amassing a 15-1-2 record at home against Thompson in that span.