Rockets drop rival Royals for fourth straight win

Kole Lind gets four points, Rodney Southam and Calvin Thurkauf score twice each in Kelowna's win Wednesday night over Victoria

Captain Rodney Southam (right) scored twice on the power play in the Kelowna Rockets win over rival Victoria on Wednesday night at Prospera Place.



For the first 10 games of the Western Hockey League season, goals were an elusive commodity for the Kelowna Rockets.

Not so in the last four.

Kole Lind had a goal and three assists, and Rodney Southam and Calvin Thurkauf each scored twice as the Rockets downed the B.C. Division-rival Victoria Royals 6-4 Wednesday night at Prospera Place.

The Rockets have scored 19 times in the course a four-game winning streak, equalling their output from the first 10 games of 2016-17.

What had been an ailing Rockets power play early in the season struck three times against the Royals, two of them coming from captain Rodney Southam.

Rockets’ head coach Jason Smith said his club executed well with the man advantage.

“I think the big thing is we got the puck to the net,” Smith told AM 1150’s Regan Bartel. “We moved the puck with a purpose. The passing execution was better, we moved the puck around and created some opportunities. When you get the puck and get people to the net for the second, third and fourth opportunities, they usually end up in the net.”

The Rockets (7-7-0) will head to Portland this weekend for a doubleheader with the Winterhawks. The teams will meet Friday and Saturday nights at the Moda Center.

 

Just Posted

Okanagan College business program compounds opportunites for finance students

The college has recieved Chartered Financial Analysist credentials for finance students

Kelowna torchbearers announced for Canada Games

The torch will be passed to Kelowna Nov. 30

Kelowna RCMP issue tickets during Hells Angels annual Poker Run

The 90 participants were held up in Glenmore

Kelowna’s Little Owl Academy recieved award of excellence

They are one of the recipients of the Child Care Award of Excellence from the B.C. government.

Triple O’s hosts their nineth annual KidSport Day fundraiser

A ‘Stadium Burger’ has been created for the event

Weekday weather update

A look at your Okanagan-Shuswap weekday weather for Sept. 24

Edmonton cannabis company revenues more than triples to $19.1 million

Aurora Cannabis revenues more than triple in fourth quarter

B.C. pharmacist suspended for giving drugs with human placenta

RCMP had samples of the seized substances tested by Health Canada

Seattle one step closer to NHL after arena plan approved

Seattle City Council unanimously approved plans for a privately funded $700 million renovation of KeyArena

Harvest Moon to light up B.C. skies with an ‘autumn hue’

It’s the first moon after the autumn equinox

Hockey league gets $1.4M for assistance program after Humboldt Broncos crash

Program will help players, families, coaches and volunteers after the shock of the deadly crash

New arts council formed in Lake Country

Get to Know Us Extravaganza is Sept. 29

Don’t feed birds in the parking lot

Vernon wildlife control services owner says feeding ducks and geese, or any wildlife, is bad

Most Read