The Kelowna Rockets doubled the Brandon Wheat Kings 4-2 on Saturday night at Prospera Place in Kelowna as the Rockets held its annual Pink Power Night in support of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.
Four different Rockets hit the scoresheet, including Zach Franko, who scored a highlight reel goal in the third period to give the Rockets some insurance en route to the win.
Dylen McKinlay, Colton Heffley and Tyson Baillie also scored for the Rockets, who won both games this week at Prospera Place before heading out on a four game road trip through Alberta.
“We’re learning how to win right now and we’re learning how to keep the game simple,” said Rockets’ coach Ryan Huska on the AM 1150 post game show. “I think our guys are getting a better idea of learning how to play with the lead.”
Jordon Cooke earned the win in net, making 29 saves including a couple of huge stops with the score 4-2 late in the third period.
The win pushes the Rockets record to 6-5-1-0 on the season after two wins at home this week.
“You have to win your home games in order to have success in this league and to get into the playoffs,” said Huska.
The Rockets will now head to Alberta for four games in five nights starting on Wednesday when they play Medicine Hat. After an off day Thursday the club will play Red Deer, Edmonton and Calgary in a three day stretch next Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
“It’s a tough road trip, we have four games in five nights,” said Huska. “It’s a chance for guys to spend a lot of time together. We’re looking at this like we have our previous road trips: We’d like to get the split. Hopefully we win the first two and then we will work on the next two.”
The Rockets next home game is Nov. 1 at Prospera Place when they begin a stretch of four straight at home against the Kamloops Blazers.
The Rockets pink jerseys were auctioned off at the game and several other fundraisers were held. Final totals from the Pink Power Night won’t be offically known until everything is tabulated. All proceeds will go to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.