Rockets Set for Home and Home Weekend

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KELOWNA, CANADA - SEPTEMBER 5: Quinn  Benjafield #22 of the Kamloops Blazers passes the puck away from Erik Gardiner #12 of the Kelowna Rockets on September 5, 2017 at Prospera Place in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Marissa Baecker/Shoot the Breeze) *** Local Caption ***

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.

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