Kelowna Rockets beat Prince George 4-1 to sweep WHL double-header
By Kevin Parnell - Kelowna Capital News
Published: February 04, 2012 9:00 PM
Updated: February 05, 2012 10:46 PM
The Kelowna Rockets defeated the Prince George Cougars 4-1 on Saturday night in Prince George, winning both games against the Cougars this weekend.
Four different Rockets scored in the win as Kelowna outshot Prince George 49-15 in the victory, which moved the club one game over .500 and was their fifth straight road win.
Shane McCoglan opened the scoring with his 15th of the season. After the Cougars had tied the game 1-1 in the second, Tyrell Goulbourne scored his sixth of the season, a goal that would stand up as the winner.
Myles Bell, with his 10th, and Carter Rigby, with his 14th, also scored for Kelowna.
Adam Brown earned the win in net, his second of the weekend.
Kelowna's record moves to 24-23-2-4 as they head back to Kelowna to return to Prospera Place on Wednesday against Seattle. Following that the Rockets and Kamloops Blazers play a home and home series on the weekend.
Friday's game story:
The Kelowna Rockets defeated the Prince George Cougars 2-1 on Friday night, winning their fourth straight road game in the first of a Western Hockey League double-header in Prince George.
Shane McColgan scored his 14th goal of the season in the third period, snapping a 1-1 tie on assists from Damon Severson and Zach Franko.
Cody Chikie also scored for the Rockets, opening the scoring with his 13th.
Adam Brown was named first star in the game, allowing just a single goal, from the Cougars' Spencer Asuchak. Brown faced 27 Cougars shots.
Rockets coach Dan Lambert said the team has to credit Brown for the win.
"We were pretty flat I thought," said Lambert, on the AM 1150 post game show. "Thank goodness Brownie came to play tonight because it could have been a different story. We got the two points and were pleased with that but we were pretty flat. Give them credit. They are a hard team to play against."
The win moved Kelowna to 23-23-2-4. They are solidly in sixth place in the WHL BC Division.
Kelowna played without Prince George native Brett Bulmer, who was too sick to play in the game.