Rockets take down Wheat Kings in battle of top teams

Jackson Whistle back stops Kelowna to 12th win of WHL season

  • Oct. 26, 2014 11:00 a.m.

The Kelowna Rockets defeated the Brandon Wheat Kings 6-1 on Saturday night at Prospera Place in a match-up of the top two teams in the Western Hockey League.

Jackson Whistle stopped 31 of 32 Brandon shots in a first star performance, while Madison Bowey scored twice and Nick Merkley had a goal and three assists in the game.

After a scoreless first period, Brandon opened the scoring early in the second period but it was Kelowna who got their game going after the game’s opening goal.

Second period goals by Madison Bowey and Rourke Chartier gave Kelowna a 2-1 lead after two periods of play and Kelowna added four more in the third period to skate away with the win.

Bowey had his second of the game in the third, Merkley added his first before Austin Glover and Cole Martin wrapped up the scoring.

Kelowna improved to a WHL best 12-1-0-0 with the win.

The Rockets begin a stretch of three straight games on the road beginning next weekend with a pair of games in Portland next weekend as the Rockets will play Oct. 30 and Nov. 1 in Portland before playing in Vancouver Nov. 2.

Kelowna returns to Prospera Place Wednesday Nov. 5 to host the Victoria Royals


Just Posted

Former Kelowna councillor and radio talk show host Barrie Clark dies

Clark remembered as a fair-minded ‘statesman’ who saw the big picture when it came to Kelowna

Missing Kelowna woman found

Christine Olsen-Meissnitzer has been located

More than $270,000 raised for Kelowna-based hospice

10th Swinging with the Stars fundraiser for the Central Okanagan Hospice Assoc. is a big success

Getting into the swing of spring

Kelowna garden shop is busy now that spring has finally arrived

Axe the tax says Kelowna city council

City says it wants B.C.’s Speculation Tax dumped because it could have a significant impact here

Wilkie returns home with three medals in tow

Paralympic champion returns home with a gold, silver and bronze from the 2018 PyeongChang games

Alberta budget plans for Trans Mountain expansion

Finance Minister Joe Ceci says expected revenues will be factored into budget forecasts

Parents respond to suicide alertness workshops

SafeTalk session discusses recognition and intervention awareness

Proposed gun bill attacked by gun owners and shooting victims

The federal government tabled the bill today in order to tighten the sale and tracking of firearms

New anti-radicalization centre in the works for B.C.

Centre aims to help ‘vulnerable individuals of the path to radicalization’ before they turn to crime

B.C. bravery, public service honoured by Governor General Julie Payette

UVic basketball coach Kathryn Shields inducted into Order of Canada

How to keep local news visible in your Facebook feed

Facebook has changed the news feed to emphasize personal connections. You might see less news.

Sea lion with rope wrapped around neck saved by Vancouver Aquarium

Steller sea lions are a species of special concern and some populations are endangered in parts of Alaska

Most Read