Kelowna Rockets and Vancouver Giants renew acquaintances this weekend

Rockets, Giants Round 2

Seems the Kelowna Rockets and Vancouver Giants can't get enough of each other these days.

Fresh off splitting a home-and-home series last weekend, the clubs are set to do it all over again this weekend.

The two teams will face off against each other tonight in Langley before a return engagement Saturday at Prospera Place.

Last weekend, the Rockets won 4-1 in Langley before falling 4-3 the falling night on home ice.

The Rockets have struggled since returning from the Christmas break, going 2-11 over that span.

On home ice, they are just 1-8-1-0 in their last 10 dating back to Nov. 26.

Their recent stumbles have dropped them into a tie with the Victoria Royals for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference.

The Rockets do hold three games in hand.

The Giants meantime are an even 5-5 since returning from the break. seventh in the west, nine up on the Rockets but just three points in back of Everett and Tri-City who share fourth.

Andrew Cristall and newly acquired Ty Hurley are both expected to miss the weekend as they recover from lower-body-injuries. Both are listed as week-to-week.

Cristall has missed seven games while Hurley has been sidelined for six.

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