The Kelowna Rockets celebrate Tomas Soustal's first period goal against the Tri-City Americans in WHL action Wednesday night at Prospera Place.

Rockets return favour, down Americans

Four nights after suffering first loss of the season at Tri-City, Kelowna rebounds with 4-0 shutout

It didn’t take long for the Kelowna Rockets to get back on the horse.

After watching their 10-game winning streak to start the WHL season end on Saturday in Kennewick, Wash. at the hands of Tri-City, the Rockets bounced back with a convincing 4-0 victory over the same Americans on Wednesday night at Prospera Place.

Tyrell Goulbourne scored twice and Jackson Whistle stopped 22 shots for his second shutout of the season in the back end of a home-and-home between the clubs, as the Rockets pushed their WHL-best record to 11-1-0.

Jesse Lees and Tomas Soustal scored 41 seconds apart in the opening period for a quick 2-0 lead. Goulbourne added insurance markers in each of the second and third periods, his third and fourth goals of the season.

Next up for the Rockets—the No. 1 ranked team in the CHL for the second straight week—is one of the Eastern Conference’s top teams, the Brandon Wheat Kings, who will visit Prospera Place on Saturday night in a 7 p.m. face off.

The Wheat Kings lead the East Division with a 9-2-1.


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