Rockets forward Nick Merkley battles Victoria's Marsel Ibragimov in WHL action Saturday at Prospera Place.

Rockets forward Nick Merkley battles Victoria's Marsel Ibragimov in WHL action Saturday at Prospera Place.

Rockets hold off Royals

Kelowna ends two games losing streak with home-ice victory on Saturday

Dillon Dube scored twice, including the game winner, as the Kelowna Rockets defeated the Victoria Royals 5-4 in WHL action Saturday night at Prospera Place.

Nick Merkley added a goal and two assists for the Rockets, who ended a two-game slump and were playing their fifth game in seven days.

Kole Lind and Justin Kirkland, with a shorthanded marker, built up a 4-1 lead before the Royals rallied to make a game of it in the third.

Michael Herringer earned the win in net with 29 saves as the Rockets pushed their league-leading record to 28-10-2-0.

 

The Rockets are now idle until next weekend when they will play home games Friday and Saturday nights at Prospera Place against Everett Friday and Tri-City Saturday.

 

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