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Rockets to Island for two vs Royals
After playing eight of their first 11 games at home, the Kelowna Rockets will get more acquainted with life on the road over the next two weeks.
This Friday and Saturday nights, the Rockets will be at Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre for a weekend doubleheader against the Victoria Royals.
"We'll get to spend some time together on the bus, away from the distractions of home," said Rockets head coach Ryan Huska. "It'll be good for the guys.
"Playing two games in Victoria against the Royals will be a good, tough challenge for us."
The Royals (9-6-0) are an improved club over last season and currently lead the B.C. Division with 18 points, two better than the Rockets (7-2-0-2). However, Kelowna does hold four games in hand.
Victoria's attack is led by 20-year-old centre Logan Nelson (8 goals, 18 points), while Patrik Polivka (2.61 goals against) is the Royals' workhorse in goal.
The Royals edged Kelowna 4-3 in a shootout in the first meeting of the season on Sept. 26 at Prospera Place.
After Victoria, the Rockets will have next week off before hitting the road again for Prince George, where Kelowna will take on the Cougars Nov. 1 and 2.
The Rockets' next home action is Wednesday, Nov. 6 against the Red Deer Rebels.