Rockets start trip on right foot;win 3-1 in Tri-City

Kelowna Rockets take WHL win to start a three game road trip, beating Tri-City 3-1 in Kennewick, WA

The Kelowna Rockets defeated the Tri-City Americans 3-1 on Tuesday night at the Toyota Centre in Kennewick, WA, beginning a three game road trip with a win.

Nick Merkley scored a pair of goals and Dillon Dube had two assists in the win, as the Rockets improved to 11-5-0-0 on the season.

Kole Lind opened the scoring for the Rockets with a second period marker

The Rockets outshot Tri-City 27-26 with Jackson Whistle earning the win in net.

Kelowna’s power play was 1-fot-5 with Merkley’s game-winning goal scored with the man advantage. The Americans were 1-for-8 with the power play.

Kelowna now heads to Portland for a pair of weekend games against the Winterhawks playing in Portland on Friday and Saturday night.

The Rockets return home on Wednesday Nov. 11 for a special Remembrance Day game against Seattle, a 2:05 p.m. start.