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Rockets put winning streak on line tonight against Everett

Wednesday, February 10th, 2010 | 11:00 am

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By Pieter Uni

One of two winning streaks will come to an end tonight.

The Kelowna Rockets and Everett Silvertips will put their respective winning streaks on the line, when two of the hottest hockey teams in the WHL meet this evening in Everett.

Kelowna has won nine straight entering the game tonight while Everett have won 15 of their past 17. The two Western Conference rivals meet for the fifth time this season.

The Rockets will look for redemption against Everett, a team Kelowna has struggled with all season long. The Rockets have dropped three of four, including the 6-2 decision Jan. 6. A win tonight for the Rockets would extend their winning streak to double digits, but more importantly would help the team inch closer to the Silvertips, a team the Rockets are chasing in the conference standings. Kelowna currently sits in sixth place in the Western Conference, only two points ahead of seventh-place Kamloops and nine points behind Everett, who sit in third spot.

Kelowna enters the game following a solid road win over the pesky Chilliwack Bruins.

Adam Brown stopped all 26 shots he faced and recorded his fourth shutout and 25th win of the season as the Kelowna Rockets beat the Bruins 1-0 Saturday night.

Rockets captain Lucas Bloodoff scored the only goal of the game with three minutes remaining in the third period, his 11th of the year, to extend Kelowna’s winning streak to nine games.

Everett enter the game following a comprehensive 5-1 win over Spokane and tonight marks the franchise’s Kellan Tochkin bobblehead night.


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