Feb 2, 2013 / 11:00 pm
Make it 23 - and counting.
The Kelowna Rockets extended their home ice winning streak to 23 games Saturday with an impressive 5-0 victory over the visiting Vancouver Giants.
The win, the second in as many nights over the Rockets chief rival also completed a second straight three game in three night sweep.
Kelowna pounded Victoria 6-1 Thursday. Over the three game the Rockets outscored their opponents 16-2.
Myles Bell sparked the offence with two goals and an assist while linemate Colton Sissons chipped in with three helpers.
Dylen McKinlay, Ryan Olsen and MacKenzie Johnston with a shorthanded breakaway tally midway through the third also scored for the Rockets.
Jordon Cooke was called upon to handle just 22 shots to earn his league leading 29th win and fifth shutout.
All five of those shutouts have come on home ice - two against the Giants.
Saturday's win was the Rockets 40th of the season, 11 shy of the club record of 51 established in 2002-2003 when they went 51-14-6-1.
That was also the year the Rockets won their first Western Hockey League championship and went on to their first Memorial Cup.
Kelowna, 40-10-3-1, still has 18 games remaining in the regular season.
They also remain five points in back of the WHL leading Portland Winterhawks and nine up on Kamloops after both the Hawks and Blazers also won Saturday.
The Rockets now get a few well deserved days after after going through a brutal stretch of seven games in 10 days.
They picked up 13 of a possible 14 points over that stretch going 6-0-1-0.
The Rockets will hit the road for Spokane Wednesday before the much anticipated match-up with the Winterhawks next Friday and Saturday at Prospera Place.
They head into that series one win shy of tying the all-time franchise record for consecutive win on home ice with 24. The league record is 29 set by the Kamloops Blazers.
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