Henrik Nyberg works the back check while goalie Jackson Whistle faces some pressure from Edmonton during Wednesday night's WHL game in Kelowna.

Rockets win fourth straight and fifth in a row at home

Kelowna earns 3-2 win over Edmonton in exciting game at Prospera Place in Kelowna

The Kelowna Rockets defeated the Edmonton Oil Kings 3-2 at Prospera Place on Wednesday night, extending its winning streak to four games and winning its fifth straight game at Prospera Place.

Sixteen-year-old rookie Rourke Chartier scored the winning goal, ripping a quick wrist shot into the top corner three minutes into the third period, his fifth of the season. The goal snapped a 2-2 tie and propelled Kelowna to the win.

Jackson Whistle earned his second straight win in net, making 25 saves including three in a frantic final seconds as the Rockets held on for the victory.

“I felt pretty good,” said Whistle on SHAW TV’s post game show when asked about the final seconds. “I didn’t have much time to think so I just reacted as best as I could.”

The win improved the Rockets to 11-6-1-1 including a 6-2-0-0 mark at home.

Tyson Baillie and Henrik Nyberg had the other goals for Kelowna while Steven Shmoorkoff and Travis Ewanyk scored for the Oil Kings.

Kelowna will host the Red Deer Rebels on Saturday night at Prospera Place where 5,086 fans took in Wednesday’s game.

Tickets are available for the game through www.selectyourtickets.com, at the Prospera Place box office or by calling 250-762-5050.

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