Rockets close homestand with win over Giants

Kelowna rebounds from loss to Prince George with win Friday at Prospera Place.

Kelowna Rockets forward Kyle Topping (middle) celebrates his first period goal

Kole Lind and Tomas Soustal each scored their 10th goals of the season as the Kelowna Rockets downed the Vancouver Giants 5-3 Friday in WHL action at Prospera Place.

The Rockets (12-10-0) closed out their four-game homestand with a 2-2 record.

Dillon Dube, with his first of the season, Kyle Topping and Cal Foote also scored for Kelowna. Calvin Thurkauf and Nick Merkley each had a pair of assists.

Brodan Salmond earned the win in net with the Rockets outshooting Vancouver 37-31.

Kelowna was 1-for-6 on the power play while Vancouver scored twice on six chances.

The Rockets will travel Victoria for a pair of games, meeting the Royals Sunday and Tuesday, before they return to Kelowna to take on the Regina Pats next Saturday night.



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