Rockets blank Giants

Kelowna closes out WHL exhibition schedule with 3-0 win Saturday

  • Sun Sep 20th, 2015 7:00am
  • Sports

The Kelowna Rockets defeated the Vancouver Giants 3-0 on Saturday night at Prospera Place, closing out the WHL exhibition season.

After a scoreless first period, Tanner Wishnowski opened the scoring as the Rockets forward scored on a penalty shot after being hauled down on a partial breakaway.

Wishnowski would later add his second of the game and defenceman Gordie Ballhorn also scored for the Rockets. Kole Lind chipped in with two assists.

Veteran Rockets goalie Jackson Whistle made his preseason Rockets debut and played the first half of the game, stopping all 12 shots he faced. Michael Herringer played the second half of the game as the two combined on a shutout.

The Rockets outshot Vancouver 34-25.

Kelowna finished its five-game WHL exhibition schedule at 3-2-0-0.

The Rockets will now get set to open the 2015-16 WHL season as defending league champions next weekend beginning with their  home opener on Friday night at Prospera Place against Kamloops.