Rockets take out PG 5-2 at Prospera Place in Kelowna

The Kelowna Rockets score three straight to skate away with the win

Justin Kirkland celebrates a goal during the Rockets 5-2 win over Prince George on Friday night.

The Kelowna Rockets defeated the Prince George Cougars 5-2 on Friday night at Prospera Place, kicking off a four game homestand on a winning note.

Dillon Dube had two goals and an assist to lead the Rockets to the win in the third straight game between the two teams.

Nick Merkley added a goal and an assist in the win while Calvin Thurkauf and Justin Kirkland also scored for the Rockets, who improved to 8-4-0-0 on the season with the win.

Tyson Baillie had a pair of helpers while Michael Herringer earned the win in net, stopping 29 of 31 shots as Prince George outshot Kelowna 31-30 in the game and 12-7 in the third.

The Rockets are back in action on Saturday night when they play host to the Calgary Hitmen at Prospera Place.