Rockets end regular season with record-setting 52nd win

Kelowna downs Vancouver 5-2 Saturday night, prepares for first-round playoff meeting with Seattle

The Kelowna Rockets defeated the Vancouver Giants 5-2 on Saturday night at Prospera Place, establishing a new franchise record for wins in a single season with their 52nd vicory of the year.

The former mark of 51 was set by the 2002-03 team.

Jesse Lees, Justin Kirkland, Myles Bell, Tyson Baillie and Zach Franko scored for the Rockets, who complete the season at 52-16-3-1 heading into the WHL playoffs, which begin next weekend in Kelowna.

The Rockets also secured second overall in the WHL, finishing the season with the second best record in the league behind only Portland.

Kelowna will open up the WHL playoffs next weekend against Seattle.

Game 1                Seattle @ Kelowna           Friday, March 22               7:05

Game 2                Seattle @ Kelowna           Saturday, March 23          7:05

Game 3                Kelowna @ Seattle           Tuesday, March 26           7:05

Game 4                Kelowna @ Seattle           Wednesday, March 27    7:05

Game 5*              Seattle @ Kelowna          Saturday, March 30          7:05

Game 6*              Kelowna @ Seattle          Tuesday, April 2                7:05

Game 7*              Seattle @ Kelowna         Wednesday, April 3          7:05

* If necessary


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