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Kelowna Rockets edge the Cougars 3-2 in good WHL game Saturday night
The Kelowna Rockets defeated the Prince George Cougars 3-2 Saturday night in a fast-paced Western Hockey League game at Prospera Place in Kelowna.
Tyson Baillie scored the winning goal, one of two power play goals for the Rockets, as Kelowna scored three times in 3:54 of the second period to grab the lead for good.
The Rockets improve to 7-1-0-2 overall this season and 2-0-0-1 on its current four game home stand.
The Cougars led 1-0 after the first period on an early goal by Chase Witala. But in the second period the Rockets came out flying and scoredthree quick goals to turn momentum in the game.
Tyrell Goulbourne opened the scoring, tying the game 1-1 early in the second period before power play goals by Damon Severson and then Baillie gave Kelowna a 3-1 lead.
Carson Bolduc made the score 3-2 midway through the second period to close out the scoring.
Rockets goalie Jordon Cooke was solid, making several good saves as the teams went back and forth in the third period. Kelowna outshot Prince George 36-23 in the game.
Kelowna was 2-for-5 on the power play while the Cougars were 1-for 3.
Kelowna closes out its home-stand on Tuesday night when it hosts the Calgary Hitmen before heading out on the road for four straight games away from Prospera Place.