Rockets ask fans to bring toys for charity to Saturday's game

Rockets host toy drive

The Kelowna Rockets will host more than just a hockey game Saturday night at Prospera Place.

They are also asking fans to open their hearts and bring an unwrapped toy to the game for a child less fortunate at Christmas.

Wawanesa Insurance, the CHL and local charities in cities across the country, have teamed up for the toy drive.

All toys collected Saturday will be donated to the Salvation Army for their yearly Christmas hamper program.

Fans who participate will also be entered to win a trip for two to the Memorial Cup, being held here in Kelowna in May.

On the ice, the Rockets will look to snap a four-game losing skid when they host the BC Division-leading Kamloops Blazers.

Kamloops dumped the Rockets 5-2 when the clubs last met, Monday.

The game will mark the first time former Blazer Kobe Mohr has welcomed Kamloops into his new home rink. He says he's looking forward to it.

"It was a mix of emotions, to be honest. It was exciting to be back in that rink and playing against some of my best buddies. At the same time, it was tough to play them," said Mohr.

Mohr says the Rockets are a tough team to play against in their own building. He says if they stick to their systems, stick together and trust the process, it'll work out in the end.

The Rockets will be without forward Pavel Novak, who begins serving an eight-game suspension for a checking-from-behind major he received against the Blazers Monday.

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