Preview: Oil Kings @ Rockets – November 14, 2017
LAST GAME: The Oil Kings played a complete game of Jekyll & Hyde Sunday in Vancouver. After finding themselves down 8-1 with less than 9 minutes remaining in the game, they scored 6 straight to make it 8-7 stunning the Giants crowd. That would be as close as they would come losing by one. Tomas Soustal had a 5-point period (1G, 4A) and Davis Koch has 2 goals and 2 assists in the third.
2017-18 REGULAR SEASON LEADERS:
- Goals: Trey Fix-Wolansky – 8
- Assists: Trey Fix-Wolansky – 15
- Points: Trey Fix-Wolansky – 23
- PIM: Colton Kehler – 28
- +/-: Kobe Mohr, Tomas Soustal: +1
- GWG: Colton Kehler, Davis Koch, Trey Fix-Wolansky, Brett Kemp – 1
- PPG: Trey Fix-Wolansky – 4
- SHG: Brett Kemp, Tomas Soustal – 1
SPECIAL TEAMS: The Oil Kings power play is 17/86 (19.8%), which is 15th in the league. Edmonton’s penalty kill is last in the league at 50/79 (63.3%).
OIL KINGS VS. ROCKETS: Tonight’s matchup against the Rockets is the first meeting this season between the two clubs. Last year Kelowna won all three games. Conner McDonald faced Kelowna 5 times while he was with the Kamloops Blazers last season and picked up 3 assists.
RETURN OF SOUSTAL: Tomas Soustal makes his return to Kelowna since being acquired by the Oil Kings at the beginning of the season. In 3 games with the Rockets, he had a goal and assist. In 14 games with Edmonton, the Czech native has accumulated 17 points (4G, 13A) including a 5-point 3rd period last game @ Vancouver.
UP NEXT: The Oil Kings will play in PG (November 17 & 18) before heading back home.