Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Game Report: Kelowna 3 Edmonton 2

EDM S. Shmoorkoff (1) (C. Lazar) 4:38
KEL T. Baillie (6) (C. Heffley, M. Bowey) 6:37
KEL H. Nyberg (3) (Z. Franko) 7:30

EDM T. Ewanyk (4) (K. Wilson, M. Moroz) 0:24

KEL R. Chartier (5) (R. Stadel) 3:04

Laurent Brossoit 20/23

Jackson Whistle 25/27

1. Travis Ewanyk C - Ewanyk was his usual reliable self tonight. Penalty kill demon that just plays hard and keeps his own ice clean. Chipped in with a goal. Ewanyk has come a long way since being drafted in 2010. Had to over come a serious shoulder injury, but is now to the point where is he relied upon to shutdown top opposition and be a leader on a talented Oil Kings squad. Initially what I thought was a reach pick by the Oilers, might just pay dividends yet.
2. Stephen Shmoorkoff D - Tallied his 1st WHL goal tonight. It's taken awhile for Shmoorkoff to feel comfortable in his own skin at the WHL level but he played well tonight at both ends of the rink. With the scrambly play a lot of the Oil Kings veteran defenders had tonight, Shmoorkoff was one of the reliable ones tonight.

1. Tyson Baillie RW - At the rate the Rockets are winning games, either they will have to find a bonafide sniper or they will have to have Baillie come of age very quickly. Baillie is a highly touted 16 year old who is playing a lot better than his age should indicate. Has snipers hands and snipers menatlity to become a scorer in this league. It will be a treat to see how high the ceiling is for this player.
2. Damon Severson D - Was impressed on how Severson went into lockdown mode when the Rockets established a 3-2 lead that they would not relinquish. Severson did a great job of getting into lanes, blocking shots and breaking up passes. Even lead the team on a couple of dangerous rushes up the ice. Severson played well tonight and him playing an all purpose game allowed the Rockets to hold the lead and win the game.

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