Saturday, March 1, 2014

Pre-Game Report: Giants vs. Rockets

The Vancouver Giants (30-25-7-3) will look to get back in the win column when they host the WHL-leading Kelowna Rockets (51-9-0-4) on Saturday at the Rink on Renfrew. The G-Men have a record of 1-3-1-0 in the season series against the Kelowna club.

Saturday's game marks the second of a home-and-home set between the two teams. The Giants dropped a 6-0 at Prospera Place in Kelowna on Friday evening. The Vancouver loss, coupled with an Everett Silvertips win over the Tri-City Americans, means that the Giants now sit three points back of the 'Tips for sixth in the Western Conference. Arvin Atwal will remain out of the Vancouver line-up on Saturday as he'll serve the final contest of a three-game suspension.

After the victory on Friday, the Rockets have now won eight of their last nine games. Jordon Cooke was strong in goal for the Kelowna club, picking up his third shutout and 35th win of the season between the pipes. The line of Nick Merkley, Marek Tvrdon and Rourke Chartier had a strong game for the Rockets as well. With the win, the Kelowna squad still sits seven points ahead of the Portland Winterhawks and needs 10 more points to clinch first place in the Western Conference.

Where: Pacific Coliseum

When: 7:00pm

Tickets: Visit or call 604-4-GIANTS

Listen: TEAM 1040 and (The Pre-Game Show starts at 6:30pm.)

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