Tyson Barrie returned to the Kelowna Rockets line-up and had a goal and two assists as the Rockets dumped the Kamloops Blazers Saturday night at Prospera Place in Kelowna.
Barrie along with fellow world junior players Mitchell Callahan (USA), Andreas Stene (Norway), and Gal Koren (Slovenia) along with Rockets head coach Ryan Huska (Canada) were honoured by the Rockets prior to the game with Barrie presenting his Team Canada jersey to Rockets president Bruce Hamilton.
And then the Rockets responded on the ice leading 1-0 after the first period and 3-1 after two before blowing the game open with five goals in the third period.
Barrie was effective after having a break from playing in Rockets games Thursday and Friday as he assisted on the Rockets first two goals. Callahan, playing his fourth game in four nights, had a goal and an assist while Stene also got into the act with a helper.
Spencer Main scored twice while Cody Chikie, Zak Stebner, Evan Bloodoff and Geordie Wudrick, with his 22nd, also scored for the Rockets.
The win snapped a four game losing skid for the Rockets.
Corey Fienhage has the lone Blazers goal on Adam Brown, who earned his 18th win of the season.
The Rockets improved to 22-19-0-0 with the win.
Kelowna is now idle until next weekend when they host Portland on Friday and Medicine Hat on Saturday.
Kelowna – Adam Brown
Kamloops Jeff Bosch
Kelowna – Colton Jobke, Jason Siebert, Shane McColgan, Max Adolph
Kamloops – Chase Schaber, Bernhard Keil, Josh Caron