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Rockets spanked on road

The Kelowna Rockets saw their four-game winning streak end with a thud Saturday night.

The Rockets fell behind 4-0 in the first and were unable to come back in a 6-1 drubbing at the hands of the Vancouver Giants at the Langley Events Centre.

Brad Morrison, Tyler Benson, Ty Ronning and Tyler Popowich all lit the lamp behind James Porter during the opening 20 minutes, chasing the 17-year-old rookie after allowing four goals on 18 shots.

Fellow rookie Roman Basran made his Western Hockey League debut, replacing Porter to start the second period.

Basran, 16, allowed the final two goals on 19 shots.

Marek Skvrne scored the long goal for the Rockets, his first in the WHL, on a third period power play.

By then, it was too little, too late.

The Giants outshot the Rockets 37-27, and connected on both of their opportunities with the man advantage.

Th Rockets road swing continues with games in Spokane Wednesday and back in Vancouver Friday, before returning home to host the Medicine Hat Tigers next Saturday.



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