Rockets Beat Tri City to sweep US road trip

Kelowna wins all three games on the road and have now won four straight overall

The Kelowna Rockets defeated the Tri-City Americans 4-3 at the Toyota Centre in Kennwick, Washington on Sunday, sweeping all three games of a US division road trip this weekend.

Zack Franko scored twice while Jessey Astles and MacKenzie Johnston, with his first WHL goal, scored for the Rockets.

Rookie Jordan Cooke earned his fifth win of the season in net.

Earlier on the road trip Kelowna defeated Seattle 6-3 on Friday and Spokane 5-3 on Saturday. The Rockets have now won four straight overall to run their record to 27-20-0-0 in the WHL BC division

Kelowna is back in action this weekend with two games at Prospera Place. Friday Kelowna hosts Prince George while Saturday the Rockets host Vancouver.

Game Summary

Kelowna Rockets 4 at Tri-City Americans 3 – Status: End of Game

Sunday, January 23, 2011 – Toyota Center – Kennewick, WA

Kelowna 2 1 1 – 4

Tri-City 2 0 1 – 3

1st Period-1, Kelowna, Astles 3 9:28. 2, Kelowna, Franko 12 (Callahan), 11:47. 3, Tri-City, Ashton 21 (Hughesman, Shinnimin), 14:24. 4, Tri-City, Feser 16 (Holland, Wilgosh), 18:01. Penalties-Bloodoff Kel (slashing), 11:20; Hughesman T.c (roughing), 11:20; Hughesman T.c (roughing), 18:40; Barrie Kel (hooking), 19:36.

2nd Period-5, Kelowna, Johnston 1 10:56. Penalties-MacKenzie T.c (checking from behind), 7:26; Astles Kel (charging), 16:35; Chapman Kel (high sticking), 16:44.

3rd Period-6, Kelowna, Franko 13 (Bulmer), 4:11. 7, Tri-City, Ashton 22 (Yuen), 8:24. Penalties-Severson Kel (high sticking), 4:22; Ashton T.c (tripping), 6:12.

Shots on Goal-Kelowna 5-6-4-15. Tri-City 16-4-12-32.

Power Play Opportunities-Kelowna 0 / 3; Tri-City 0 / 4.

Goalies-Kelowna, Cooke 4-3-0-0 (32 shots-29 saves). Tri-City, Owsley 26-11-1-1 (15 shots-11 saves).

A-4,017

Referees-Pat Smith (12).

Linesmen-Trevor Boudreau (66), Nathan Van Oosten (115).

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