Kelowna Rockets defenceman MacKenzie Johnston checks Victoria's Steven Hodges in WHL action Friday at Prospera Place.

Royals knock off Rockets

Kelowna's WHL home-ice struggles continue Friday with 3-1 loss to Victoria

  • Sat Mar 10th, 2012 7:00am
  • Sports

The Victoria Royals defeated the Kelowna Rockets 3-1 on Friday night in WHL action in Kelowna, scoring three straight third period goals to earn the win.

The Royals erased a 1-0 Rockets lead with three goals in a span of 5:15 in the third period to snap the Rockets three game winning streak.

Myles Bell had the only goal for the Rockets, opening the scoring midway through the second period on a nice wrist shot. Goalie Adam Brown turned aside 34 Victoria shots in a losing cause.

Logan Nelson, Jamie Crooks and Brett Cote scored for Victoria.

The Rockets are back in action Saturday night at Prospera Place as they play host to the Prince George Cougars at 7 p.m. at Prospera Place.