Monday, January 14, 2013

Game Report: Kelowna 6 Tri-City 3

T.C M. Plutnar, (4) (R. Chynoweth), 2:18
T.C B. McCue, (14) (J. Feser), 12:18
KEL R. Stadel, (2) (J. Barnett, C. Rigby), 13:35
KEL R. Chartier, (10) (J. Lees, M. Bowey), 16:23 (PP)

KEL D. McKinlay, (14) (M. Johnston), 3:51
KEL D. McKinlay, (15) (C. Heffley, J. Lees), 8:42
T.C C. Rankin, (18) (M. Topping), 9:11

KEL R. Olsen, (20) (D. McKinlay, Z. Franko), 5:58
KEL M. Bowey, (9) (J. Barnett, D. McKinlay), 8:16

Luke Lee-Knight 24/30

Jordon Cooke 26/29

1. Justin Feser C - Feser was the most dangerous forward on this night for the Americans. Tallied only one assist but had a few other failed opportunites. Feser a shifty forward with a quick release. Feser is the clear offensive leader of the Americans, 20 points clear of the next Americans player. It will be interesting to see if Feser gets any attention from the pro ranks as he plays in his 20 year old season and finishes up his WHL tenure.
2. Michal Plutnar D - Americans had a tough time dealing with the tenacity at which the Rockets play with. Plutnar held his own against the Rockets to go along with opening the scoring on a wrist shot from the point that found a Rockets stick and found the top of the net. Plutnar is a puckmoving Dman that has a solid, understated defensive game.

1. Dylen McKinlay RW - McKinley was the most productive player for either side on this night. Scored twice to go along with 2 assists. McKinley has a knack for getting off quick shots no matter the angle. Scored twice off of rebound opportunities, catching the goaltender off guard. McKinley has emerged as one of the go-to offensive forwards on the Rockets this year. Leads the Rockets with a +36 which tells me he is getting things done at both ends of the ice.
2. Madison Bowey D -  The game itself was a Madison Bowey style game. Up and down the ice with authority. Bowey added a goal and an assist to the Rockets cause. Bowey could very be the fastest/agile skater in the WHL. Effortless he is in getting around the ice. Scored a goal on a nice one-timer, something that I wasn't sure was in his repertoire. Rockets have an excellent blend of defensemen. Bowey is their push the pace guy, that is looking to create open space for his teammates and himself.

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