Kyle Topping of the Kelowna Rockets bears down on Lethbridge goalie Stuart Skinner in WHL action Friday Prospera Place.                                -Image: Marissa Baecker/Shoot the Breeze

Kyle Topping of the Kelowna Rockets bears down on Lethbridge goalie Stuart Skinner in WHL action Friday Prospera Place. -Image: Marissa Baecker/Shoot the Breeze

Rockets calm Hurricanes for 7th straight win at home

Dillon Dube scored twice Friday to lead Rockets to WHL victory over Lethbridge

The Kelowna Rockets closed out a four-game home stand in style, downing the Lethbridge Hurricanes 7-4 Friday in WHL action at Prospera Place.

Dilllon Dube scored twice for the Rockets (12-6-2-1) who have now won seven straight games on home ice.

Dube’s second of the game and 12th of the season at 8:52 of the third broke a 4-4 tie and stood up as the game winner.

Liam Kindree, Leif Mattson, Kyle Topping, James Hilsendager and Connor Bruggen Cate, with an empty net goal, also scored for the Rockets who led 2-1 and 4-3 by periods. Rockets captain Cal Foote chipped in with four assists.

Giorgio Estephan scored twice for the visiting Hurricanes who were outshot by the Rockets 41-36.

James Porter stopped 30 shots in the Kelowna goal for his fifth straight and ninth of the season.

The Rockets will be in Vancouver Saturday night to take on the Giants.


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