The Kelowna Rockets collected two points following back-to-back games against the Prince George Cougars over the weekend.
On Friday, the Rockets captured their first road win of the year, defeating the Cougars 2-1 in regulation. Rookie sensation Pavel Novak scored both goals for the Rockets and received the first star of the game. His game-winning goal came on the power-play after Novak’s initial shot was re-directed off an opposing players’ stick.
— Kelowna Rockets (@Kelowna_Rockets) October 5, 2019
Novak was recently added to the NHL’s central scouting 19-20 preliminary players to watch list as a C rated prospect.
His “C” rating means that he’s a potential fourth, fifth or sixth-round selection at the 2020 NHL draft in Montreal.
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On Saturday, the Rockets were faced with a hungry Cougars team looking for their first win of the season.
The Rockets dropped the game 4-1 and were outshot by the Cougars 32-27.
Novak and Nolan Foote combined for the loan Rockets goal when Novak threw a crisp-cross-ice pass to Foote who drove the puck home.
— Kelowna Rockets (@Kelowna_Rockets) October 6, 2019
The Rockets are now 4-2-1-0 on the season and are back in action on Friday, Oct. 11 when they head to Kent, WA to face the Seattle Thunderbirds.