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Rockets blank Hurricances for ninth straight win at home

The Kelowna Rockets defeated the Lethbridge Hurricanes 5-0 Saturday night, scoring four times in the third period to break open a close game and win their ninth game in a row at Prospera Place.

The Rockets led the Hurricanes 1-0 after two periods of play in what was a tightly contested game with a first period goal by Justin Kirkland the only marker.

However in the third period the Rockets poured on the offense and put the game away as the club improved to 40-6-0-2 on the season.

Myles Bell had a goal and an assist while Marek Tvrdon, Rourke Chartier and Tyson Baillie also scored for the Rockets.

Jackson Whistle posted the shutout in the Rockets net, improving to 11-3-0-0 on the season.

It was the Rockets fourth straight win overall and the second of this weekend as the team will look to continue its winning ways with a Sunday match-up in Seattle.

 

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