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Rockets Main Camp: Day Four

August 28, 2018 - Western Hockey League (WHL) - Kelowna Rockets News Release

Kelowna Rockets Main Camp: Day Four
Kelowna Rockets Main Camp: Day Four
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As camp moves along, and the team begins to take shape, the players remaining took part in a morning scrimmage beginning at 9:45am. After the scrimmage the players were given the afternoon off.

The Rockets begin play on Friday when they host the Victoria Royals for the first game of the 2018 preseason, Assistant Coach Kris Mallette says at this stage, he and the Rockets coaching staff try to focus more on preparing their team for action, rather than thinking about how Victoria will prepare.

"We don't put too much emphasis on what we think our opponents will do during preseason. Instead we focus on how we'd like our team to play," said Mallette. "Throughout main camp the coaches have been communicating with all of our returning players regarding our expectations for them individually, and during practice about what our team identity will look like. We will use the practices with smaller numbers to implement our systems as well as preseason games to evaluate both veteran and rookie players over the next two weeks."

The Rockets will continue main camp and preparing for their Friday bout with the Royals on Wednesday morning for a 9:45am scrimmage.

Main Camp runs from August 24th - August 30th, with Rockets preseason beginning on August 31st as they host their divisional rivals, the Victoria Royals at Prospera Place. Puck drop is at 7:05pm.

Tickets are on sale now at, at the Prospera Place box office or by phone at 250-762-5050.

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Kelowna Rockets Main Camp: Day Four
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