Rockets split with Royals

Victoria dominates Saturday at Save on Foods Centre to end Kelowna's five-game winning streak

The Victoria Royals defeated the Kelowna Rockets 5-1 on Saturday night in Victoria, earning a split of two weekend games between the WHL BC Division rivals.

The Royals opened up a 4-0 lead on Kelowna before Cole Linaker scored the lone Rockets goal early in the third period.

Victoria, which scored four power play goals, outshot the Rockets 27-15 with Michael Herringer suffering the loss in net.

The Rockets record falls to 19-6-1-0 on the season.

Kelowna, behind the solid goaltending of Jackson Whistle, defeated the Royals 3-1 on Friday night.

The Rockets return home for three games this week, playing Kootenay on Wednesday night at Prospera Place before hosting Medicine Hat and Portland on Friday and Saturday.

 

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