Rockets seal regular season with sweep of Giants
The Kelowna Rockets closed out the Western Hockey League regular season by extending their franchise record for wins in a season with their 57th, beating the Vancouver Giants 5-3 Saturday in WHL action night at Prospera Place in Kelowna.
Carter Rigby scored twice while Madison Bowey, Nick Merkley and Rourke Chariter added singles as the Rockets improved to 57-11-0-4 on the season.
During the 2013-14 season, the Rockets established new records for wins in a season with 57, as well as most points and most wins on the road in the season. The team's 29 wins on the road matches a WHL record set last season by Portland.
The Rockets will now move on to the WHL playoffs where they will have home ice throughout the playoffs, beginning next weekend with games Saturday (7:05 p.m.) and Sunday (5:05 p.m.) against the Tri-City Americans.