Playing at Prospera Place continues to be a futile exercise for WHL teams other than the Kelowna Rockets.
Six different players scored for Kelowna Wednesday, as the Rockets drubbed the Victoria Royals 6-1 for their 16th consecutive victory on home ice.
It was the Rockets’ 30th win of the season—and seventh in a row—and moved them into sole possession of top spot in the B.C. Division for the first time this season, two points ahead of the Kamloops Blazers.
Kelowna (30-10-1-1) won 31 games all of last season.
“It’s a lot nicer when you’re having success, that’s for sure,” Rockets head coach Ryan Huska told AM 1150. “I think everybody in our dressing room is enjoying it, more so than last year. I think our players deserve a lot of credit for getting to 30 wins this soon in the season.”
After a scoreless opening period, the Rockets blew the game open in the second period with five goals, including two in a 33-second span.
Damon Severson and Ryan Olsen paced the Rockets attack with a goal and two assists each.
Myles Bell, with his team-leading 27th, MacKenzie Johnston, with his first of the season, Zack Franko and Carter Rigby also scored for Kelowna.
Captain Colton Sissons had an assist for the Rockets to extend his point-scoring streak to 12 games.
The Rockets, who have won seven straight games, outshot Victoria 38-18 as Kelowna goaltender Jordon Cooke recorded his club-record 14th consecutive victory.
Kelowna returns to action Friday when they host the Tri-City Americans, before traveling to Vancouver to play the Giants on Saturday.