Sitting in fifth place in a tightly contested Tom Shaw conference, Jason Rogers and the White Rock Whalers face a midweek back to back clash against the Port Moody Panthers and the Langley Trappers.
ooking to right the ship after three consecutive losses, a chance for four points before returning home is a massive opportunity to keep pace and gain some ground on the division leaders. Sitting just four points back of North Vancouver in top spot ,a big week lies for the Pod.
Following their 2-1 overtime loss to Richmond on Saturday, White Rock faces another Tom Shaw conference opponent in a struggling Port Moody Panthers on Tuesday. Facing off from Port Moody Arena at 8:00pm, a win would see White Rock climb into third place in the conference if Grandview are able to hold off the Ice Hawks. Tuesday’s game is the second of six games between the two sides this year, with White Rock winning the earlier match up 7-5. Chris Fortems tallied twice in that one, adding a pair of assists. Forward Matt Burry is coming into this one scoring two goals in his last two games for the Whalers.
After their trip to Port Moody, White Rock is back in action the following night, with a Wednesday night clash with the Langley Trappers. Getting underway at 7:00pm at George Preston Arena, the Pod will be up against one of the league’s hottest teams.
As league leaders, Langley are one of the league’s highest scorers, while conceding the fewest amount of times at their own end behind two of the league’s top four goaltenders in Brodie Haylock and Caedon Bellmann. Having already beaten the Trappers this season, being just one of three teams to do so, a highly anticipated rematch is in store for Wednesday.
A huge four points is up for grabs this week in White Rock’s first of nine back to back sets this season. All games will be broadcasted on HockeyTV so be sure to support the boys by watching online. The squad does also return home next Saturday to face the Mission City Outlaws.