Rockets shut-out Kamloops 4-0 to improve to 2-1 in preseason

Rourke Chartier, Tyson Baillie lead Kelowna's WHL attack

The Kelowna Rockets defeated the Kamloops Blazers 4-0 Friday night in Kamloops, improving to 2-and-1 in the Western Hockey League preseason.

Jordon Cooke played the entire game for Kelowna, stopping 26 Kamloops shots to record the victory while the Rockets fired 40 shots in Kamloops’ direction.

Centre Rourke Chartier had a goal and two assists, Tyson Baillie scored twice and MacKenzie Johnston had three assists to lead the Rockets’ attack. Rookie Justin Kirkland also scored for the Rockets.

Kelowna returns home for its final game of the preseason on Saturday, hosting the Vancouver Giants in another Cops for Kids fundraiser at Prospera Place.

Two dollars per ticket will be donated to Cops for Kids.

Tickets are available through

Kelowna opens the WHL regular season Sept. 20 in Kamloops before its home opener Sept. 21 vs. the Blazers.


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