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Do Or Die For Rockets

With just six games left in the regular season, the Kelowna Rockets find themselves looking up at a playoff spot.

The Rockets enter Wednesday's home game with the Kamloops Blazers two points in back of Chilliwack for the final playoff berth in the WHL's B.C. Division.

Kelowna has had some success against Kamloops this season, winning three of eight games, including a 4-2 win the last time they met.

Assistant coach Ryan Huska says the Blazers could be ripe for the picking.

"Kamloops is a team that has had a tough stretch over the last little while, but they're starting to put a few wins together. They're still without their captain, the heart and should of their team, so this is a pretty good opportunity for us," says Huska.

He says if the team is going to make a push toward the playoffs the veterans are going to have to lead the way.

If there's a big goal that needs to be scored, we need to look at a Chris Ray or a Bernhardt. If there's a time we're running around in our own end and looking unsettled, you have to look at your older defencemen like Schulz or Barthel. That's the way it is at this time of year. You look to those guys to pull you through."

The Rockets play five of their final six games at home.


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