Rockets fall to Hitmen

The Kelowna Rockets dropped their second straight on a pre-Christmas Central Division road trip Friday in Calgary.

The Hitmen snapped a 1-1 tie with four unanswered goals in a 5-1 victory over the visiting Rockets.

Former Rocket Jake Kryski scored twice to pace the Hitmen.

Egor Zamula got Calgary on the board just three minutes into the opening period.

The Rockets got on the before the midway mark of the period when Kyle Crosbie took a pass from Nolan Foote on a two-on-one to even the score at 1-1.

But, it was all Calgary on the scoreboard from there.

Kryski with his first of the night snapped the tie late in the period with what proved to be the game winner.

Riley Stotts two minutes into the second, Kryski on a power play and Ryder Korczak, the younger brother of Rockets defenceman Kaeden, in the third rounded out the scoring.

James Porter went the distance for the Rockets, turning away 27 of 32 shots he faced.

Kelowna's power play was shut out in five opportunities while Calgary hit on two of their five chances.

Friday's game was the midpoint of the 68-game season for the Rockets. They sit 15-17-2-0 after 34 games.

The Rockets play their final game before the Christmas break Saturday in Medicine Hat.

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