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The Kelowna Rockets ambushed the Everett Silvertips 9-3 Saturday night at Prospera Place, sweeping a weekend doubleheader between the top two teams in the WHL Western Conference.
Tyrell Goulbourne had two goals and three assists to lead the Rockets offense, as Kelowna improved to a WHL-best 36-8-3-0 on the season.
Nick Merkley had two goals and one assist, Cole Linaker had a goal and an assist and Rourke Chartier scored his 40th goal of the season in his 40th game. Madison Bowey, Josh Morrissey and Leon Draisaitl also scored for the Rockets. Cole Martin added two assists before 5,723 fans.
Patrick Bajkov, Remi Laurencelle and Kohl Bauml countered for the Silvertips.
Jackson Whistle earned his 28th win as Kelowna outshot Everett 33-17.
The Rockets are now off on a four- game road trip this week that will see them play four games in five nights.
Kelowna played Tuesday in Red Deer and play Wednesday in Edmonton before continuing Friday in Lethbridge and Saturday versus Kootenay (Cranbrook). Kelowna’s next home game is Friday, Feb. 6 when they face the Kamloops Blazers.