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Colton Dach scored the winner as the Rockets doubled Everett 4-2

Rockets earn win in Everett

The Kelowna Rockets are heading home with a split of their two-game road trip south of the border.

Colton Dach snapped a 2-2 tie late in the second period Friday, leading the Rockets to a 4-2 victory over the Everett Silvertips.

Jackson DeSouza started the play, hitting Dach with a long stretch pass from deep in his own end.

Dach drifted toward the slot from the left wing and sent a shot from the top of the circle that appeared to deflect off an Everett defenceman and past goaltender Braden Holt.

Former Silvertip Max Graham hit the empty net in the dying seconds to seal the victory.

Everett took a 1-0 lead into the second period, but goals three minutes apart from Dylan Wightman and Nolan Flamand put the Rockets up a goal.

While enjoying a man advantage, the Rockets broke out on the rush. Andrew Cristall's initial shot was stopped, but Wightman, trailing the play, backhanded the rebound under Holt for the tying goal.

Three minutes later, Adam Kydd spotted Flamand alone in the slot. His one-timer beat Holt for his fourth of the season.

Cristall, who had his eight-game point streak snapped in Seattle, picked up a pair of assists in Everett.

DeSouza, on a goal scoring tear of late, also had a pair of assists, giving him eight points over the last six games.

The Rockets, back to .500 at 9-9-1-0, return home to host the Moose Jaw Warriors Saturday.

They'll entertain Connor Bedard and the Regina Pats Tuesday in a game that is already completely sold out.



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