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Preview: Rockets And Blazers Home-And-Home Series

March 17, 2023 - Western Hockey League (WHL)
Kelowna Rockets News Release

Kelowna Rockets battle the Kamloops Blazers
Kelowna Rockets battle the Kamloops Blazers
(Kelowna Rockets, Credit: Steve Dunsmoor)

The Kelowna Rockets will face the Kamloops Blazers for the final time this regular season when the two play a home-and-home series this weekend. They'll start the weekend on Friday at 7:00 pm at the Sandman Centre in Kamloops, before shifting back to Kelowna for a 7:05 pm matchup at Prospera Place.

Saturday's game will be the Rockets RE/MAX: Nickelodeon Night for the Children's Miracle Network. The Rockets will be wearing a special edition SpongeBob SquarePants themed jersey to celebrate the night that will be up for auction during the game.

Proceeds from the silent auction will go to the BC Children's Hospital. The silent auction for the game-worn jerseys will take place during the game at a table on the Prospera Place concourse behind sections 116 and 115 beside Select Your Tickets.

Kid's (12 and under) tickets for the Rockets final two regular home season games are on sale for $10.00 (plus taxes and fees).

Saturday, March 18 vs Kamloops Blazers - click here for tickets

Saturday, March 25 vs Vancouver Giants - click here for tickets

The Rockets are coming off a 6-3 loss to the Prince George Cougars on Wednesday night.

The 2023 Memorial Cup host Kamloops Blazers are 9-1 in their last ten games. Despite missing Daylan Kuefler and Logan Stankoven, the Blazers crushed the Victoria Royals 11-1 on Wednesday night.

Kamloops is ranked eighth on week 23 of the 2022-23 Kia CHL Top 10 Rankings.


Single-game tickets for Wednesday's game and all other Rockets games are available at Select Your Tickets. Tickets can be purchased online through, at the Prospera Place box office, or by phone at 250-762-5050.

Mini Packs are now on sale for the 2022-23 season, pick from between a six or twelve-game pack. Click here to learn more about Mini Packs.

The last time these two met

The Kelowna Rockets fell 7-2 to the Kamloops Blazers on March 4th at Prospera Place in Kelowna, BC.

With Talyn Boyko out injured after suffering an injury after a Blazer collided with him in the first period of the game the night before, Jari Kykkanen made the start for Kelowna tonight. He faced a career-high 56 shots on goal, stopping 49 of them.

Roster Updates

Ismail Abougouche and Logan Peskett will both miss the remainder of the season with upper-body injuries that required season-ending surgery

Carson Golder's suspension length was updated from TBD on Monday to four games. He has missed the Rockets last three games, he will be eligible to return to the lineup on Saturday, March 18th.

BC Division standings as of Thursday afternoon


1 Y-Kamloops Blazers 62 45 11 4 2 96

2 X- Prince George Cougars 64 34 24 6 0 74

3 X-Vancouver Giants 62 25 29 5 3 58

4 X-Kelowna Rockets 64 26 35 3 0 55

5 Victoria Royals 64 15 42 6 1 37

Series at a glance

2022-23 Season Series vs Kamloops

Nov 5 vs Kamloops 3-1 W

Nov. 12 @ Kamloops 6-1 L

Dec. 27 vs Kamloops 6-4 L

Dec. 28 @ Kamloops 6-2 L

Jan. 6 vs Kamloops 3-2 W

Jan. 7 @ Kamloops 5-1 L

Mar. 3 @ Kamloops 8-1 L

Mar. 4 vs Kamloops 7-2 L

Mar. 17 @ Kamloops 7:00 pm

Mar. 18 vs Kamloops 7:05 pm

Watch and listen

Radio broadcast

Rockets games will be broadcast on 104.7 FM the Lizard this season with Regan Bartel calling all of the action.

Don't forget to download the RocketFAN app and visit for more exclusive Rockets content from Pattison. Fans can stream the radio broadcast of all Rockets games on the app.

Online video stream

All Rockets games will be available on WHL Live. WHL Live on is available to fans anywhere in the world, providing high-quality streaming of WHL games on Apple TV, Roku, and Amazon Fire TV platforms, via mobile with iOS and Android, and on web using Safari or Google Chrome web browsers. Visit for complete details and subscription options.

Online 50/50

The Kelowna Rockets online 50/50 is back for the 2022-23 season!

The online 50/50 will give fans in Rockets fans located in British Columbia and those who are attending the game the chance to win during every Rockets home game this season. The 50/50 will also raise important dollars for the Kelowna Minor Hockey Association.

Tickets will be available for purchase on all game days starting at 9 a.m. PT and end at the start of the third period on the same day.

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Kelowna Rockets battle the Kamloops Blazers
Kelowna Rockets battle the Kamloops Blazers

(Steve Dunsmoor)

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