Feb 22, 2013 / 10:00 pm
The Kelowna Rockets beat up the Victoria Royals on the scoreboard while the two teams tried to do the same to each other on the ice.
The Rockets got goals from seven different players Friday in a convincing 8-3 thumping of the hometown Royals.
In all, 14 of the 18 skaters picked up at least one point in the game for the Rockets who had a hard time finding the scoresheet on a consistent basis over a seven game stretch in which they managed just a pair of wins over the Everett Silvertips.
The teams also took the battle all over the ice as they combined for 174 minutes in penalties. Those included nine misconducts, three game misconducts and four fighting majors.
The Royals were handed 100 minutes in penalties including five misconducts and two game misconducts.
Kelowna was assessed 74 minutes in penalties.
Rockets leading scorer Myles bell regained his scoring touch with two goals and two assists to lead the offensive charge.
Tyson Baillie, Madison Bowey, Dylen McKinlay, JT Barnett, Ryan Olsen and Cody Fowlie also scored for the Rockets.
Rourke Chartier added a pair of assists.
The teams were tied 1-1 after one before the Rockets blew the game wide open with five unanswered goals in the second to assume a commanding 6-1 lead.
The Royals got a couple of those back early in the third before the Rockets closed out the scoring with a couple of power-play goals.
Kelowna's power-play also found the mark going 3-7 on the night while the Royals were 1-4.
The two teams conclude their two game set in Victoria Saturday night.
Friday's win allowed the Rockets to remain three points up on Kamloops in the battle for top spot in the BC Division after the Blazers spanked Vancouver 6-0.
Both teams have 10 games remaining in the regular season including three heads-to-head match-ups that will likely decide the division winner next month.
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