Rockets beat Vancouver to take over first place in BC division

Colton Sissons had three and the Rockets win 4-2

Colton Sissons scored a hat trick to lead the Kelowna Rockets to a 4-2 win over the Vancouver Giants Wednesday night at the Pacific Coliseum in Vancouver.

Sissons scored twice in the second period, giving the rookie 14 goals on the season, and helping the Rockets jump into first place in the WHL BC division. The win improved the Rockets record to 32-23-0-1. The Giants have the same point total but three fewer wins at 30-22-1-4.

Vancouver opened the scoring just 34 seconds into the contest before Sissons first of the night tied it 1-1 less than three minutes later. Geordie Wudrick would score his 31st of the season later in the first period as the Rockets led 2-1 after one.

The team’s exchanged goals in the second period as two markers by Sissons sandwiched a goal by Andrej Stastny and Kelowna had a 4-2 lead after two.

Rockets goalie Adam Brown earned the win, shutting the door in the third period when Vancouver fired 15 shots at the Rockets net.

Kelowna’s power play was 2-for-3 while Vancouver was 0-for-2. Attendance in Vancouver was 5, 877.

Kelowna will now head home for two games this weekend, hosting the Spokane Chiefs on Friday night before the rematch with Vancouver on Saturday. Both games start at 7:05 p.m.

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