Rockets perfect homestand

The Kelowna Rockets scored three unanswered goals over the final 12 minutes Friday in a 7-4 victory over the visiting Lethbridge Hurricanes.

It was the Rockets seventh straight win on home ice, and allowed them to hit the road after a perfect four-game homestand.

Dillon Dube scored twice, including the game winner, when he snapped a 4-4 tie midway through the third.

James Hilsendager stretched the lead to two on the power play four minutes later before Conn or Bruggen-Cate sealed it into an empty net.

Kyle Topping, had a goal and two assists, while Liam Kindree and Leif Mattson also scored.

Cal Foote chipped in with four assists.

The Rockets jumped out to a quick 2-0 lead, just as many of the 5,128 fans were getting comfortable in their seats.

Lethbridge narrowed the gap to 2-1 before the end of the period then two goals before the midway mark of the second gave them their only lead of the night.

Dube's first seconds later tied it before Topping gave the Rockets a 4-3 lead after 40.

Lethbridge again tied it early in the third, setting the stage for Kelowna's late rally.

James Porter turned aside 30 shots to secure the win.

The Rockets win leaves them four points in arrears of first place Victoria in the BC Division, after the Royals squeaked out a 1-0 win in Spokane. Kelowna still holds two games in hand.

They now hit the road for three, making stops in Vancouver Saturday, Spokane Wednesday and back in Vancouver Friday.

The Rockets next home game is a week Saturday when they welcome the Central Division leading Medicine Hat Tigers to town.

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