The Rockets’ Roman Basran shuts the door during a shoot-out win over the Brandon Wheat Kings on Tuesday. (Photo: Kelly McGuinness/ Brandon Wheat Kings)

Rockets new addition adds shootout winner as road trip continues

Matthew Wedman led Kelowna to a 2-1 win over the Brandon Wheat Kings Tuesday

The Rockets recent trade for Matthew Wedman is paying its dividends.

Not only did the former Seattle T-Birds captain score the lone goal for the Rockets Tuesday night against the Brandon Wheat Kings, Wedman also netted the only goal in the shoot-out as Kelowna picked up a 2-1 victory and their fourth straight win.

In the Rockets third game of their six-game prairie road trip, the Rockets once again needed a shoot-out to secure the two points.

Wedman notched his first goal for the Rockets in the first period on the power-play on a tip shot from Pavel Novak, who made his return from an eight-game suspension.

Kelowna’s goalie Roman Basran made 33 saves as the Rockets pick up points in their ninth straight game to improve to 17-8-1-2 and sit only two points back of the Kamloops Blazers for first in the B.C. division.

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Wedman, Basran and the Rockets return for game four of the road trip Wednesday night in Winnipeg against the Ice.

Kelowna returns to home ice Dec. 18.

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