Feb 1, 2013 / 10:00 pm
Jackson Whistle got a bit of revenge while sticking it to his former organization.
Whistle stopped 32 of 33 shots fired his way Friday night leading the Rockets to a convincing 5-1 victory over the Vancouver Giants.
He got some measure of revenge after suffering a 4-3 overtime defeat the last time the Rockets travelled to Vancouver three weeks ago.
The Giants traded the 17-year-old Kelowna product to the Rockets during the exhibition season.
He has responded with a tidy 11-2-1-0 record with one shutout and a 2.08 goals against average.
Colton Sissons led the way offensively with a pair of goals giving him an even 20 on the season - the second straight year the Rockets captain has reached the 20-goal plateau.
Tyson Baillie also scored his 20th with his third goal in two nights. Tyrell Goulbourne and JT Barnett also scored for the Rockets.
Cody Fowlie had a pair of assists.
Dalton Sward scored the lone goal for the Giants 2:19 into the game. Sward's goal came 14 seconds after Goulbourne had opened the scoring and a minute before Sissons scored his first to re-establish the one goal lead.
The Rockets didn't look back.
Kelowna went 1-2 on the power-play while holding the Giants off the scoresheet on their six opportunities.
Friday's game was the first of a home-and-home set between the two teams.
They will meet again Saturday at Prospera Place as the Rockets go for consecutive home win number 23.
Friday's win also kept the Rockets five points in back of Portland and nine up on Kamloops as both the Winterhawks and Blazers were victorious Friday as well.
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