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Rockets Set for Home and Home Weekend

September 7, 2017 - Western Hockey League (WHL) - Kelowna Rockets News Release

The Kelowna Rockets are set to take on the Kamloops Blazers in a home and home weekend starting at Prospera Place on Friday night.

The two game weekend will close out the preseason for Kelowna.

Assistant Coach Kris Mallette says with the roster being short due to players going to NHL camps, it gives younger players trying to make the club that much more opportunity.

"Every year the expectation for our team is that when players are out of the lineup, new players are seizing the moment," Mallette said. "We've got a good group of young players that are going to get that experience while these guys are away."

They already had a taste of what's to come when they beat the Blazers 6-4 on Tuesday night without any of their drafted players dressed that evening.

Kelowna is 1-0-1-0 thus far in preseason play with these two games remaining.

Puck drop on Friday night is 7:05pm at Prospera Place. Tickets are on sale now.

The second half of the double header will be Saturday, September 9th, at 7:00pm at the McArthur Island Sports Centre in Kamloops.

Tickets are available for Rockets home games through selectyourtickets.com, at the Prospera Place box office or by phone at 250-762-5050.

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Rockets Set for Home and Home Weekend
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