PHOTO: Brian Liesse

Rockets’ hot streak continues in Seattle

The Rockets win the first of a six game goad trip

The Rockets kept the momentum rolling Friday night in Kent, WA at the accesso ShoWare Center. Kelowna downed the Seattle Thunderbirds 3-1, collecting their fourth straight win.

The teams exchanged chances throughout the first half of the opening period. Kyle Topping broke the scoreless tie 10:44 into the first, he slipped one around Thunderbirds starter Liam Hughes while on the powerplay. Kelowna headed into the intermission with a 1-0 lead.

RELATED: Rockets’s Nolan Foote looks to impress in game two of Canada Russia Series

The Rockets kept the foot on the gas pedal as they entered the second period. Libor Zabransky followed the puck around the net and batted it in, giving Kelowna a 2-0 lead just 3 minutes into the middle frame. Nolan Foote got in on the action almost two minutes later, making it 3-0. Seattle’s Zack Andrusiak cut Kelowna’s lead to 3-1 in the period, but there would be no comeback for the Thunderbirds.

Kelowna’s record jumps to 8-10-0-0.

Roman Basran made the start for Kelowna, his record improves to 6-7-0-0. He stopped 31 of 33 shots.

The Rockets road trip continues Saturday night in Portland, Oregon. They’re set to play back to back games against the Winterhawks Nov. 10 and Sunday, Nov. 11. Their road trip then heads north to Prince George where they’ll face the Cougars on Nov. 14. The Rockets will wrap up the trip when play back to back nights in Alberta. They’ll stop in at Red Deer Nov. 16 and then Edmonton on Nov 17.

The Rockets are back home again on Wednesday, Nov. 21 when they host the Regina Pats at Prospera Place for Hat Trick Wednesday.

To report a typo, email:
newstips@kelownacapnews.com
.


@KelownaCapNews
newstips@kelownacapnews.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Women’s March draws small crowd in Kelowna

The small, but passionate, group marched along Water Street Saturday

UBCO Heat men’s and women’s basketball squads bounce over MacEwan

The women got their first win of the season, while the men keep their playoff hopes alive

Surrey man fined $10,000 by Kelowna’s Provincial Court

The man was convicted for three Wildlife Act offences after shooting a bull moose not in season

West Kelowna Warriors fall short to Vernon

The Warriors lost 1-0 in the hard fought battle

Rockets snap streak, shutout Everett 2-0

Kelowna got their first win in seven games against the second best team in the league.

VIDEO: Students in MAGA hats mock Native American at Indigenous Peoples March

Diocese in Kentucky says it is investigating the matter, caught on video by onlookers

CONSUMER REPORT: What to buy each month in 2019 to save money

Resolve to buy all of the things you want and need, but pay less money for them

Want to avoid the speculation tax on your vacant home? Rent it out, Horgan says

Premier John Horgan and Sheila Malcolmson say speculation and vacancy tax addresses homelessness

UPDATE: B.C. woman and boy, 6, found safe, RCMP confirm

Roseanne Supernault says both she and her six-year-old nephew are fine and she has contacted police

PHOTOS: Women’s Marches take to the streets across B.C. and beyond

Women and allies marched worldwide protesting violence against women, calling for equality

Anxiety in Alaska as endless aftershocks rattle residents

Seismologists expect the temblors to continue for months, although the frequency has lessened

Women’s March returns across the U.S. amid shutdown and controversy

The original march in 2017, the day after President Donald Trump’s inauguration, drew hundreds of thousands of people

Federal Liberals announce former B.C. MLA as new candidate in byelection

Richard Lee will face off against federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh

No winning ticket in $10 million Lotto Max jackpot

No win in Friday night’s draw means the next Lotto Max draw will be approximately $17 million

Most Read