Rockets blank Oil Kings in Edmonton

Michael Herringer stops 38 shots and Calvin Thurkauf scores the only goal in Kelowna's 1-0 win in WHL action Friday

Michael Herringer stopped 38 shots to lead the Rockets to victory Friday night in Edmonton.

Michael Herringer stopped 38 shots to lead the Rockets to victory Friday night in Edmonton.

The Kelowna Rockets defeated the Edmonton Oil Kings 1-0 on Friday night at Rogers Place in Edmonton, in the midst of a three-game trip through the WHL Central Division.

Michael Herringer made 38 saves to record his first shutout of the season as the Rockets improved to 3-4-0-0 on the season with its second straight win.

Calvin Thurkauf scored the winning goal midway through the third period, firing home his 3rd goal of the season.

The Oil Kings outshot the Rockets 38-34 in the game but couldn’t beat Herringer, who recorded his fourth career shutout.

Neither team could score on the power play as the Rockets were 0-for-4 with the man advantage while holding Edmonton to 0-for-5.

The Rockets close out their road trip Saturday night in Red Deer and return to Prospera Place Oct. 14 and 15, playing Saskatoon and Swift Current.

 

Kelowna Capital News

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