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Regular Season Home Game #14 – Kelowna vs. Tri-City November 30th, 2016 – Toyota Center, Kennewick

No.

Kelowna Rockets Name YOB

30 31

Michael Herringer Brodan Salmond

96 98

3 4 5 6 7 8 10 11 14 15 16 17 19 20 21 22 24 25 27 28 29

Riley Stadel Gordie Ballhorn Konrad Belcourt Jonathan Smart Lucas Johansen Jack Cowell Nick Merkley Jordan Borstmayer Jake Kryski Tomas Soustal Kole Lind Rodney Southam Dillon Dube Conner Bruggen-Cate Devante Stephens Braydyn Chizen Kyle Topping Cal Foote Calvin Thurkauf Leif Mattson Nolan Foote

96 97 00 99 97 99 97 98 98 97 98 96 98 99 97 98 99 98 97 99 00

President/GM: Bruce Hamilton Head Coach: Jason Smith Asst. Coach: Kris Mallette Asst/Goalie Coach: Travis Crickard

Tonight’s Officials: Referee: Mike Campbell Jason Nissen Linesmen: Jarrod Boman Michael McGowan VGJ: Darrin Henderson

No.

Tri-City Americans Name YOB

30 31 35

Rylan Parenteau Evan Sarthou Beck Warm

96 97 99

2 3 4 6 7 10 12 15 17 19 20 21 22 24 25 26 27 28 29 32 34 37

Dakota Krebs Dalton Yorke Kurtis Rutledge Juuso Välimäki Brendan O'Reilly Dylan Coghlan Jordan Topping Michael Rasmussen Carson Focht Tyler Sandhu Maxwell James Vladislav Lukin Nolan Yaremko Austyn Playfair Kyle Olson Riley Sawchuk Keltie Jeri-Leon Morgan Geekie Brett Leason Parker AuCoin Seth Bafaro Parker Wotherspoon

99 96 97 98 97 98 97 99 00 96 97 97 98 97 99 99 00 98 99 98 00 97

General Manager: Bob Tory Head Coach: Mike Williamson Asst. Coach: Brian Pellerin

Jack in the Box Three Stars (11.27) 1. Tyler Sandhu (TC) 2. Dylan Coghlan (TC) 3. Nolan Yaremko (TC)


MESSAGE FROM WHL COMMISSIONER RON ROBISON Last year, during the Western Hockey League’s 50th season, we were privileged to reflect on our rich history and honour the many distinguished builders and alumni who have helped to make the WHL the finest junior hockey league in the world today. As we open the 2016-17 WHL season, the same ideals that fostered the growth our great League still serve as its foundation – a commitment to providing our players with a world class experience from both a hockey and education standpoint. The WHL and our 22 member Clubs take great pride in providing our players with the best possible environment in which to succeed both on and off the ice. On the ice, our high calibre of coaching and arena facilities continue to offer an ideal setting to grow and develop as a player. Off the ice, the WHL Scholarship remains the most comprehensive hockey scholarship in North America with a WHL record of over 350 graduates utilizing their WHL Scholarship at post-secondary institutions across the continent last year alone, representing an investment of over $2 million by WHL Club ownership. The WHL Scholarship is one of many commitments WHL Club ownership makes to ensure the success of our players. The WHL Players First support services program expanded last year with the addition of a League-wide WHL Security Network and Police Impact Program which engages local police officers in a liaison capacity with all of our teams to ensure our players are in a safe and respectful environment at all times. This year, the WHL has partnered with the Canadian Mental Health Association to launch the Talk Today program with all of our WHL member Clubs. Talk Today is a proven and important mental health initiative that will help our players and team staff identify and address mental health issues. The development opportunities the WHL provides on the ice and the assistance offered off the ice to our players through the WHL Scholarship and WHL Players First support services programs would not be possible without the support of our great fans as well as our corporate partners, broadcasters and media. The 2016-17 WHL season promises to be another highly entertaining campaign and we look forward to supporting our players and all of our WHL Clubs as they continue to set the standard for development both on and off the ice.

Ron Robison Commissioner Western Hockey League


HOCKEY OPERATIONS STAFF

MIKE WILLIAMSON

HEAD COACH 3rd Season

BRIAN PELLERIN

ASSOCIATE COACH 3rd Season

REJEAN BEAUCHEMIN

GOALTENDING COACH 2nd Season

INNES MACKIE

EQUIPMENT MANAGER ATHLETIC TRAINER 8th Season

ZACHARY FOURNIER

ATHLETIC THERAPIST 3rd Season


Game #28 – Wednesday, November 30th, 2016 Kelowna Rockets (14-11-0-0 28 pts) at Tri-City Americans (16-9-2-0 34 pts) Toyota Center (Kennewick, WA) 7:05 PM

Television/Radio Information Local Radio Broadcast: NewsTalk 870 AM, 6:45 p.m. Online Broadcast: WHL Live, 7:00 p.m.

The Series vs. Kelowna - This Season (4-Game Series) Game 1: 10/21/16 Tri-City @ Kelowna KEL (4-2) Game 3: 12/09/16 Kelowna @ Tri-City Kelowna leads series (1-0)

Game 2: 11/30/16 Kelowna @ Tri-City Game 4: 03/04/17 Tri-City @ Kelowna

Washington’s Lottery Weekly Report Tri-City: - Maxwell James lower body injury, week-to-week - Tyler Jette upper body injury, week-to-week - Jordan Topping lower body injury, day-to-day

Kelowna: -Ted Brennan reassigned to VIJHL (Saanich) -Gordie Ballhorn lower body injury, 6 weeks -Riley Stadel return from injury

Tri-City Milestones Valdislav Lukin is 3 games from 150 in his career Dalton Yorke is 7 games from 200 in his career Michael Rasmussen is 9 games from 100 in his career

Tri-City Noteworthy Michael Rasmussen is tied 1st in goals with 20, is tied 3rd for PPG at 9, and is 7th for points with 33 Tyler Sandhu is 5th in league for assists at 25 and tied 4th in the league for PP assists at 13 Parker AuCoin is tied for 4th in league in SHG with 2 Dalton Yorke is 2nd in the league for PIM with 57 Tyler Sandhu is on a 12 game point streak (4 goals, 14 assists) Parker Wotherspoon is on an 8 game point streak (1 goal, 7 assists)

Tri-City Age Breakdown 1996 (20 yr old) – 3 1997 (19 yr old) – 8 1998 (18 yr old) – 6 1999 (17 yr old) – 7 2000 (16 yr old) – 3 Average Age – 18.04 yrs old

Tri-City 2016-17 Statistical Leaders Goals: (20) Michael Rasmussen Assists: (25) Tyler Sandhu Points: (33) Michael Rasmussen Plus/Minus: (+13) Dalton Yorke Penalty Minutes: (57) Dalton Yorke Power Play Goals: (9) Michael Rasmussen Short-Handed Goals: (2) Parker AuCoin Game Winning Goals: (4) Michael Rasmussen Goals Against Average: (3.16) Evan Sarthou


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Save Percentage: (.901) Evan Sarthou Last 10 Games: 6-3-1-0 Current Streak: 1-0-0-0

2016-17 Tri-City Record vs. U.S. Division: 8-5-0-0 B.C. Division: 6-4-1-0 Western Conference: 14-9-1-0 Central Division: 2-0-1-0 East Division: 0-0-0-0 Eastern Conference: 2-0-1-0

2016-17 Tri-City Season Highs & Lows – Team Streaks Longest Winning Streak: 4 Longest Home Winning Streak: 4 Longest Road Winning Streak: 2 Longest Losing Streak: 2 Longest Home Losing Streak: 2 Longest Road Losing Streak: 3

Scoring Most Goals Scored – Game: 8 (9/24) Most Goals Scored – Period: 4 (10/23 2nd, 11/4 1st) Most Goals Allowed – Game: 7 (9/25) Most Goals Allowed – Period: 4 (10/21 1st) Largest Margin of Victory: 5 (9/24) Largest Margin of Defeat: 4 (9/25) Most Power Play Goals – Game: 3 (10/8, 11/5) Most Power Play Opportunities – Game: 7 (9/24, 10/8, 10/18, 10/23, 10/28,11/30) Most Power Play Goals Against – Game: 3 (9/24) Most Power Play Opportunities Against – Game: 8 (10/28)

Shooting Most Shots Taken – Game: 39 (10/18) Most Shots Taken – Period: 17 (10/23) Fewest Shots Taken – Game: 16 (10/5) Fewest Shots Taken – Period: 4 (10/2 3rd, 10/5 2nd, 10/22 1st, 11/19 2nd) Most Shots Allowed – Game: 46 (11/6) Most Shots Allowed – Period: 25 (11/6 3rd) Fewest Shots Allowed – Game: 21 (10/1) Fewest Shots Allowed – Period: 4 (10/28 3rd)


2016-17 NO. NAME

12 15 17 19 20 21 22 24 25 26 27 28 29 32

Topping, Jordan Rasmussen, Michael Focht, Carson * Sandhu, Tyler James, Maxwell Lukin, Vladislav Yaremko, Nolan Playfair, Austyn Olson, Kyle Sawchuk, Riley * Jeri-Leon, Keltie * Geekie, Morgan Leason, Brett * AuCoin, Parker

NO. DEFENSE

2 3 4 6 7 10 34 37

Krebs, Dakota Yorke, Dalton Rutledge, Kurtis Välimäki, Juuso O'Reilly, Brendan Coghlan, Dylan Bafaro, Seth * Wotherspoon, Parker

NO. GOALTENDERS

30 Parenteau, Rylan 31 Sarthou, Evan 35 Warm, Beck * Governor/GM Head Coach Asst. Coach Head Scout/Asst. GM

11/21/2016

* Rookie POS

SH

HT

LW C/LW C RW LW RW LW C C/RW C C/RW C C LW

L L L R L L L L R R R R R L

6'1 6'6 6'0 5'10 6'4 6'1 6'1 6'5 5'11 5'10 5'11 6'2 6'4 6'0

POS

SH

HT

RD RD RD LD RD RD RD LD

R R R L R R R L

6'4 6'3 6'2 6'2 6'3 6'2 5'10 6'1

POS

SH

HT

G G G

6'1 6'1 6'0 Bob Mike Brian Barclay

WT

195 216 170 170 230 203 203 207 160 160 200 177 196 195 WT

200 207 205 205 210 190 165 185 WT

HOMETOWN

D.O.B.

15-16 Season

LEAGUE GP

G

A

Salt Spring Island BC

Surrey, BC Regina, SK Richmond, BC Kamloops, BC Ufa, RUS Spirit River, AB Scottsdale, AZ Calgary, AB Prince Albert, SK W. Kelowna, BC Strathclair, MB Calgary, AB St. Albert, AB

July 20/97 April 17/99 Feb. 04/00 Jan. 07/96 April 13/97 Jan. 24/97 May 17/98 July 30/97 Mar. 22/99 Mar. 18/99 Jan. 19/00 Jul. 20/98 Apr. 30/99 July 30/98

AMERICANS AMERICANS

AMERICANS

WHL WHL SMHL WHL WHL WHL WHL WHL WHL SMHL CSSHL WHL AMHL WHL

72 63 37 67 64 68 69 30 19 44 35 66 32 59

32 18 21 19 3 21 8 3 3 25 26 12 21 6

34 25 16 29 7 27 6 4 7 30 12 13 29 7

HOMETOWN

D.O.B.

15-16 Season

LEAGUE GP

G

A

Okotoks, AB Maple Ridge, BC Calgary, AB Nokia, FIN Southlake, TX Nanaimo, BC Revelstoke, BC Surrey, BC

Mar. 26/99 May 22/96 Jun. 2/97 Oct. 6/98 May 15/97 Feb. 19/98 May 16/00 Aug. 24/97

AMERICANS

AMERICANS

WHL WHL WHL WHL WHL WHL CSSHL WHL

0 2 1 7 1 4 4 11

0 11 6 25 5 20 13 45

HOMETOWN

D.O.B.

15-16 Season

LEAGUE GP

Regina Pat Canadians

AMERICANS AMERICANS AMERICANS AMERICANS AMERICANS AMERICANS Prince Albert Mintos Okanagan Hockey Acad.

AMERICANS Calgary Flames Midget

Prince Albert Raiders

AMERICANS AMERICANS AMERICANS AMERICANS Okanagan Hockey Acad.

Nov. 19/96 Prince Albert Raiders 189 Saskatoon, SK 185 Black Diamond, WA Sep. 24/97 AMERICANS 175 West Vancouver, BC Apr. 22/99 Vancouver NW Giants

WHL WHL BCMML

Tory Williamson Pellerin Parneta

Zach Innes Rejean

Athletic Therapist Equipment Manager Goaltending Coach

44 70 58 56 37 70 35 71

GAA

55 2.82 60 3.46 18 1.89

PTS PIM DRAFT

66 76 Eligible 17 43 37 Eligible 17 37 58 Eligible 18 48 24 Free Agent 10 139 Eligible 17 48 28 Eligible 17 14 37 Eligible 17 7 32 Eligible 17 10 20 Eligible 17 55 26 Eligible 17 38 8 Eligible 18 25 10 Eligible 17 50 45 Eligible 17 13 19 Eligible 17 PTS PIM DRAFT

0 8 Eligible 17 13 122 Free Agent 7 28 Eligible 17 32 24 Eligible 17 6 32 Eligible 17 24 39 Eligible 17 17 74 Eligible 18 56 78 Drafted by NYI

SVS% NA NA2 DRAFT

0.895 0.888

Fournier Mackie Beauchemin

Free Agent Eligible 17 Eligible 17

Pronunciation Razz-mew-sen Foke San-doo Vlad-i-slov Lou-kin Yuh-rem-koh

Kel-tee Jerry-Lee-on Lee-sin Oh-coin Pronunciation Duh-ko-tuh York You-so Val-uh-makee Cog-lin Buh-far-o Pronunciation Puh-ron-toh Sar-thow


Rockets @ Americans November 30th, 2016 Game Time – 7:05 pm Tonight’s Preview: The Kelowna Rockets open a two game, U.S Division, road trip tonight in Tri City against the Americans. This is the second meeting of the season between these two teams. The Rockets were a 4-2 winner back on October 21st. Jake Kryski had a goal and an assist in the win. In 10 days, the Rockets make a return visit to Kennewick before closing out the four game seasonal series March 4th at Prospera Place. Last season the Rockets were a 3-1 winner before failing 6-4 at Toyota Centre. The Rockets are coming off an impressive 3-2 overtime win Saturday against the visiting Regina Pats. Kole Lind scored the game winning goal while Tomas Soustal and Devante Stephens added singles. Soustal had two assists to go along with his goal. Michael Herringer made 30 saves and was named the first star. Tonight’s game is the start of 9 of their 11 games before Christmas being played on opposition ice. The only home games over that stretch are against Brandon (Saturday) and Seattle (One week from tonight). Following tonight’s game, the Rockets are in Spokane Friday night before hosting the Wheat Kings on Saturday. Digg’n Deeper: The Rockets are 11-2-0-0 in their last 13 regular season games against the Americans. The Rockets are a perfect 7-0-0-0 on home ice over that stretch. These two teams are a combined 22-0-00 when leading after 40 minutes. Broadcasters Bits: The Rockets are one of only two teams in the WHL that have not lost in overtime this season. The Vancouver Giants have also not fallen in overtime….The Rockets have played a BC Division low 25 games…The Rockets have lost 6 times on home ice, the exact same number of losses as a season ago when the team was 27-6-3-0 at Prospera Place…The next time the Rockets face a BC Divisional cousin is December 27th when they host the Kamloops Blazers….The Rockets are the only team in the WHL that has failed to surrender a shorthanded goal against this season…The Rockets are 5-7-0-0 against BC based teams this season…The Rockets are 14-11-0-0 after 25 games. Last season the team was 19-5-1-0 after 25 games….Michael Herringer has started in 8 of the last 9 games and 14 of the last 16…The Rockets are 5-0-0-0 against U.S Division teams this season…The Rockets have carried the lead into the third period in 9 of the last 15 games …Veteran 20 year-old Michael Herringer was named the WHL Goaltender of the Week from October 17th to October 23rd. Herringer went 3-0-0-0, posting a goals against average of 1.99…The Rockets are the most penalized team in the WHL…It is a good bet that Tomas Soustal (Czech Republic) and Calvin Thurkauf (Switzerland) will play for their respective countries at the upcoming World Junior Hockey Championships in Montreal/Toronto. If that indeed is the case, those two players would likely play up until December 7th against the visiting Seattle Thunderbirds…Nick Merkley and Cal Foote also attended Hockey Canada’s summer selection camp and played for the WHL in the Canada-Russia Challenge and could receive an invite to Team Canada’s main camp December 11-14th in Blainville, Quebec. Merkley was a late cut last year. NHL Central Scouting: NHL Central Scouting has released its November ‘Players to Watch’ list. Defenceman Cal Foote is an ‘A’ prospect for next June’s draft. Kole Lind is a ‘B’ prospect while defenceman Jonathan Smart is a ‘C’ prospect. The NHL draft this year is in Chicago. Who’s Hot?: Tomas Soustal has goals in 8 of his last 11 games and has 9+11=20 over that period…Calvin Thurkauf has points in 8 of his last 12 games (5+10=15)…Kole Lind has points in 13 of his last 15 games (9+12=21)…Nick Merkley has goals in 5 of his last 11 games…16 year-old Nolan Foote has points in five of his last 9 games. Foote has 3+2=5 over that period…Merkley has points in 12 of his last 15 games (6+10=16). Roster Stats: Player total: 24 Year by Year Breakdown: 20’s – 3 Stadel, Herringer, Southam 19’s – 6 Johansen, Merkley, Soustal, Stephens, Ballhorn, Thurkauf 18’s – 6 Dube, Kryski, Lind, Borstmayer, Chizen, Salmond 17’s - 6 C. Foote, Topping, Bruggen-Cate, Cowell, Smart, Mattson 16’s – 2 N. Foote, Belcourt Game Notes Compiled by Regan Bartel of AM 1150


Kelowna Rockets Regular-Season Statistics 2016-2017 After Game #25 NO. PLAYER GP 16 Kole Lind 25 15 Tomas Soustal 25 27 Calvin Thurkauf 21 25 Cal Foote 25 10 Nick Merkley 20 14 Jake Kryski 20 17 Rodney Southam 25 7 Lucas Johansen 22 24 Kyle Topping* 23 21 Devante Stephens 23 6 Jonathan Smart 24 19 Dillon Dube 6 29 Nolan Foote* 13 11 Jordan Borstmayer 25 3 Riley Stadel 14 4 Gordie Ballhorn 17 22 Braydyn Chizen 22 28 Leif Mattson* 12 8 Jack Cowell* 17 20 Conner Bruggen-Cate* 20 5 Konrad Belcourt* 19 Team Totals 406 Goaltending Statistics NO. PLAYER GP MIN GA 30 Michael Herringer 20 1166 59 31 Brodan Salmond* 6 333 21 Team Totals 26 1499 80 Scoring by Periods SOG 1st 2nd 3rd OT Total Rockets 0 23 29 25 2 79 Opponents 0 20 26 37 0 83 Rockets Record after Second Period: When Leading: 10 0 When Losing: 2 11 When Tied: 2 0 First Goal of the Game:

G 13 11 9 2 6 5 6 1 5 6 1 1 3 2 3 1 1 1 1 0 0 84 Svs 561 143 704

0 0 0

When Rockets Score First: 8 1 0 When Opponent Score First: 6 10 0 Home and Away Record: Overall Overtime Home 7 6 0 0 2 0 0 Road 7 5 0 0 0 0 0 Total 14 11 0 0 2 0 0

A PTS 15 28 14 25 11 20 15 17 10 16 9 14 6 12 10 11 5 10 4 10 6 7 6 7 3 6 4 6 1 4 2 3 2 3 1 2 0 1 1 1 0 0 122 206

PIM PPG SHG 20 0 0 30 5 2 37 3 0 12 1 0 28 6 0 20 3 0 46 3 1 12 1 0 10 0 0 19 0 1 21 0 0 8 0 0 10 1 0 10 0 0 24 1 0 32 0 0 24 0 1 13 0 0 11 0 0 8 0 0 2 0 0 '396 24 5

11/30/2016 GW SOG 3 '0-0 1 0/0 3 0/0 0/0 1 0 0'0 1 0/0 1 0-0 1 '0-0 0 0/0 0/0 1 1 0/0 0 0/0 0 0/0 1 0/0 0 '0-0 0 0/0 0/0 0 0 0/0 0 0/0 0 '0-0 0 0-0 14 0

AVE 3.04 3.78 4.15

PCT W L OT SL SO 0.908 12 8 0 0 1 0.872 2 3 0 0 0 0.945 14 11 0 0 1 Shots by Period 1st 2nd 3rd OT Rockets 268 278 255 5 Opponents 266 250 259 2

Rockets Shots on Goal Record: 0 When Outshooting Opponent: 10 5 0 When Outshot by Opponent: 3 6 0 When Shots Are Tied: 1 0 Rockets Specialty Teams: Power Play: PPGF SHGA 0 Opp. 110 24 0 0 Rockets

PTS 0 0 0

+/13 11 7 9 -1 -1 2 0 -3 3 10 2 1 -5 1 2 1 -3 -4 -4 -5 0

PIM 2 0 2

Total 835 815

0 0 0

0 0 0

Pct.% 21.8

Shorthanded: Rockets

Opp. 146

PPGA 32

SHGF 5

Pct.% 78.1


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