Jan 5, 2013 / 11:00 pm
The Kelowna Rockets scored six times in the second period and cruised to a convincing 8-4 victory over the undermanned Prince George Cougars Saturday night.
The win completed a sweep of the back-to-back set in Prince George after the Rockets doubled the Cougars 4-2 Friday.
Prince George was down to just 15 skaters after losing the services of a trio of players from Friday's game.
Saturday's win, the Rockets sixth in a row, pulled them even with the Kamloops Blazers in the BC Division. The Rockets hold a game in hand.
Kelowna built up a 6-0 lead by the midway point of the second period before taking their foot off the gas.
Tyson Baillie and Myles Bell each had a goal and two assists to pace the Rockets who got goals from eight different players.
In fact, 14 of the 18 skaters picked up at least one point in the one-sided affair.
Colton Sissons, Zach Franko, Tyrell Goulbourne, JT Barnett, Jesse Lees and Justin Kirkland with his first Western Hockey League goal all scored for the Rockets.
Jarrett Fontaine had two goals and an assist for the Cougars.
Franko, who had a three point night Friday, also had an assist and a fight, his first WHL bout, in the contest Saturday.
The Rockets, who have yet to lose since coming back from the holiday break, have 60 points (29-10-1-1) and, with one more one, are technically in second spot in the Western Conference, seven points in back of the Portland Winterhawks.
Kelowna returns to action Wednesday when they put their 15 game home ice winning streak on the line against the Victoria Royals.
The Blazers also return to the ice Wednesday when they host the Tri-City Americans.
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