Select Page

Kelowna Rockets begin WHL playoffs

Kelowna Rockets begin WHL playoffs

kelowna-rockets

whl-playoffsThe Kelowna Rockets open the first round of the 2015 WHL playoffs against the Tri City Americans. This is the eighth consecutive appearance in the post season for the Kelowna Rockets, reaching the playoffs 19 times in the franchise's 20-year history.

The Rockets finished in first place in the Western Conference with 53 wins. Their 53 wins and 112 points was the second highest total in franchise history. The team scored 305 goals, the second most in the WHL.

Overall, this is the 6th time the Kelowna Rockets have faced Tri City Americans in the playoffs. In 2014, the two teams met in the opening round with the Rockets winning in five games.

In regular play this season, the two teams met four times with the Kelowna Rockets going 3-1-0-0.

The Rockets head into the post season riding a two game winning streak after wins against Vancouver last weekend. Since the Christmas break the Rockets are 25-8-2-1.

In regular season, Nick Merkley led the team in scoring with 20 goals, 70 assists and 90 points. Rourke Chartier was named the Kelowna Rockets MVP. Players to watch also inso include top defenceman Madison Bowey, rookie-of -the-year Devante Stephens and Leon Draisaitl who has thirty-six points (12+24=36) in his last 20 games. Madison Bowey and Rourke Chartier were named first team Western Conference all-stars.


Jan-Feb-2012-SmOkanagan Life

2012 Jan-Feb Hockey

Related Post

About The Author

Editor

Okanagan Life captures the essence of life in the Okanagan Valley with informative and entertaining features on issues that matter to people who live or vacation in this great region, plus regular stories on Okanagan destinations, personalities, wine, food, history, outdoor recreation and more. We're now in our 26th year. Subscribe

Current Issue

Upcoming Events

Sep
21
Thu
9:00 pm Folk music tour: Ellen Froese & ... @ Barley Station brew Pub
Folk music tour: Ellen Froese & ... @ Barley Station brew Pub
Sep 21 @ 9:00 pm
Folk music tour: Ellen Froese & Derek Curtis @ Barley Station brew Pub | Salmon Arm | British Columbia | Canada
Coming together over the Canadian Border, Ellen Froese and Derek Curtis will be touring across Western Canada and playing their folk music from Saskatchewan through British Columbia. With Ellen hailing from Saskatoon and Derek from[...]
Sep
23
Sat
9:00 pm Folk music tour: Ellen Froese & ... @ The Grateful Fed
Folk music tour: Ellen Froese & ... @ The Grateful Fed
Sep 23 @ 9:00 pm
Folk music tour: Ellen Froese & Derek Curtis @ The Grateful Fed | Kelowna | British Columbia | Canada
Coming together over the Canadian Border, Ellen Froese and Derek Curtis will be touring across Western Canada and playing their folk music from Saskatchewan through British Columbia. With Ellen hailing from Saskatoon and Derek from[...]
Oct
17
Tue
7:30 pm Burton Cummings @ Kelowna’s Community Theatre
Burton Cummings @ Kelowna’s Community Theatre
Oct 17 @ 7:30 pm
Burton Cummings @ Kelowna’s Community Theatre | Kelowna | British Columbia | Canada
Canadian music icon to perform in Kelowna in October Burton Cummings, one of the most celebrated rock artists in Canadian music history, will perform at Kelowna’s Community Theatre at 7;30 p.m. on Tuesday October 17[...]

TWITTER

Error: Please enter a valid email address

Error: Invalid email

Error: Please enter your first name

Error: Please enter your last name

Error: Please enter a username

Error: Please enter a password

Error: Please confirm your password

Error: Password and password confirmation do not match