Shane McColgan in action from Kelowna's game Saturday night at Prospera Place against Lethbridge.

Shane McColgan in action from Kelowna's game Saturday night at Prospera Place against Lethbridge.

Rockets over Lethbridge 5-3

Kelowna plays Tri City on Wednesday

The Kelowna Rockets defeated the Lethbridge Hurricanes 5-3 Saturday night at Prospera Place in Kelowna.

Tyson Barrie scored twice, added an assist and played a ton of minutes on defense to lead the Rockets to the victory.

Kelowna led 2-1 after the first and 3-2 after two periods before scoring twice in the third period to put the game away.

With Kelowna leading 4-2 in the third period, it appeared as if the Hurricanes had climbed to within a goal. What looked like a goal was waved off and the Hurricanes were penalized on the play as the linesman called a spearing penalty on a Canes forward. The Rockets capitalized, with a power play goal from Geordie Wudrick.

Zach Franko and Spencer Main also scored for the Rockets.

The Rockets jumped out to a 2-0 lead with quick goals in the first period by Barrie and Franko. Both goals came on nifty passing plays. Shane McColgan and Mitchell Callahan set-up Barrie, while Colton Sissons and Damon Severson combined to set up Franko for his 18th.

Daniel Johnston, Mitch Maxwell and Jacob Berglund scored for the Hurricanes.

The Rockets power play was 3-for-4 on the night.

Kelowna is back in action on Wednesday night when the Tri City Americans come to town.

Kelowna Capital News