Rockets’ Liam Kindree skates past a Vancouver Giants forchecker. Photo: Marissa Baecker/Kelowna Rockets Images

Rockets lose, fight for playoff lives Saturday night

The Rockets host the Giants Saturday night it what could be last game of season

The Kelowna Rockets’ post-season could be decided Saturday night in their last game of the regular season.

After a tight 2-1 loss to the Vancouver Giants Friday night, the Rockets are now tied for third in the B.C. division with the Kamloops Blazers, and need a win and a little luck on Saturday night in order to take back the playoff spot.

Kelowna returns to home ice Saturday to host the Giants, and need a two-point outing to have a chance for the post season. Not only do the Rockets need the win, Kelowna also needs their biggest rivals the Blazers to not get two points in their last game of the season against the Prince George Cougars.

The Blazers were beaten by the Cougars Friday night in overtime, but still registered a single point to tie the Rockets’ point total. If the Rockets and Blazers remained tied at points after Saturday’s games, the two teams will play a tiebreaker game sometime next week.

READ MORE: Kelowna bobsledder looks to bridge financial gap

READ MORE: Okanagan-Shuswap weather: clouds today, warmer weather on the way

Rockets’ goalie Roman Basran was the star for the Rockets Friday night. Basran stopped 29 of 31 shots and gave the Rockets a chance for a victory against the B.C. division-leading Giants.

Kelowna’s Kyle Crosbie scored the lone goal for the Rockets, but the Rockets only registered 18 total shots on net. The Giants capitalized on a power-play in the dying minutes of the third period to take the 2-1 win.

The Rockets face playoff elimination against the best team in the B.C. division Saturday at 7:00 p.m.

To report a typo, email:
newstips@kelownacapnews.com
.


@KelownaCapNews
newstips@kelownacapnews.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Councillor Gambell raises motion to fit busses with seat belts

The motion was passed on Tuesday’s council meeting

FormaShape snuffs small electrical fire

Fire department responds to fire in Lake Country for precautionary measures

Melcor Developments supports YMCA Strong Kids with generous $9,000 donation

Local business raises funds to enrich community through YMCA services

Kelowna Memorial Cup committee visits 2019 tournament in Halifax

The committee wants to get a first-hand look at how the tournament is organzied

Boil water notice in effect for Lake Country

A broken water main leads to boil water notice in the District of Lake Country

600 new campsites coming to provincial parks and recreation sites across B.C.

Tourism Minister announced half of the new spots to 13 most popular provincial parks

Update: Plan to see more smoke from South Okanagan wildfire

Richter Creek wildfire, 12 kilometres west of Osoyoos, is an estimated 400 hectares

Raptors beat Bucks 105-99 to move within 1 game of NBA Finals

Leonard scores 35 as Toronto takes 3-2 series lead over Milwaukee

Okanagan housing builds hope for 52 homeless individuals

The 52 unit supported housing apartment officially opens in Vernon

Gardens plant hope for Okanagan residents who were once homeless

Turning Points, in collaberation with Briteland, bring square foot gardening to Blair Apartments

Municipalities protest after B.C. declares marijuana crops ‘farm use’

UBCM president seeks answers in letter to John Horgan government

RCMP set to patrol Okanagan lakes

Vernon-North Okanagan members will be on area waters helping keep boaters safe

Summerland students to raise voices in public speech competition

Public speaking component is included in high school English program

CMHC defends mortgage stress test changes amid calls for loosening rules

Uninsured borrowers must now show they could service their mortgage if rates rose two per cent

Most Read