Rockets snap three-game slide

The Kelowna Rockets defeated the Prince George Cougars 6-2 in Western Hockey League action at Prospera Place Tuesday night, beginning a busy week on the right foot.

The Rockets, who play four games in five nights, broke open a close game after two periods with four goals in the third period.

Zach Franko, Mitchell Callahan, Tyson Barrie and Colton Jobke scored in the final frame to put the Rockets into the win column, improving their season record to 5-10. Geordie Wudrick opened the scoring for Kelowna in the first period.

Callahan led the way offensively with two goals and two assists while Barrie had a goal and two assists.

Jobke’s goal—a bullet from the point—was his first ever WHL goal in 82 regular season games.

Leading 2-0 after the second period, Franko’s goal early in the second period gave Kelowna a 3-0 lead. It was the Rockets second power play goal of the game and started the offensive ball rolling in the third period. The Rockets would finish the night 2-for-4 on the power play.

The Rockets are in Kamloops Wednesday night for a battle against the Blazers.

Kelowna Capital News