Kelowna Rockets defenceman Lucas Johansen battles Tri-City's Jordan Topping in front of Michael Herringer in WHL action Saturday at Prospera Place.

Rockets outlast Ams in offensive slugfest

Seven different Kelowna players score goals in WHL win Saturday over Tri-City

Lucas Johansen and Nick Merkley had a goal and two assists to lead the Kelowna Rockets to a 7-5 win over the Tri-City Americans in WHL action Saturday night at Prospera Place.

Tyson Baillie, Rourke Chartier, Calvin Thurkauf, and Dillon Dube each added a goal and an assist and Justin Kirkland also scored, as the Rockets rebounded from an overtime loss the previous night.

Michael Herringer earned the win in net as Kelowna outshot Tri-City 42-27.

The Rockets (29-10-3-0) are back in action next weekend when they travel to Victoria for a double-header against the BC Division rival Royals on Friday and Saturday nights.

Kelowna’s next home game is Tuesday Jan. 19 when they host the Prince George Cougars.


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