Rockets defence stands tall in sweep
Nov 2, 2013 / 10:30 pm
What a difference a day makes.
After resembling a block of swiss cheese Friday night the Kelowna Rockets defence stood like the Rock of Gibralter Saturday in a well deserved 4-1 win over the Prince George Cougars.
The win gave the Rockets a sweep of the two game set in the northern city following Friday's 7-6 shootout win over the Cougars.
Newly minted captain Madison Bowey snapped a 1-1 tie with his fifth of season midway through the second period with what stood up to be the winning goal.
Ryan Olsen, Kris Schmidli with his second in as many nights and Zach Franko into an empty net also scored for the Rockets.
Carson Bolduc was the lone Cougar to beat Jackson Whistle who got the start in net giving starter Jordon Cooke a night off.
Whistle stopped 29 shots including 14 during a busy second period to earn his second win of the season.
Saturday's game marked the return of Carter Rigby to the Rockets line-up.
Rigby saw his first action of the season after having surgery on both shoulders during the off season.
He picked up an assist on Olsen's goal while stepping in for Tyrell Goulbourne Saturday.
The Rockets, who also swept a double dip in Victoria last weekend have now won four in a row.
They will look to extend their season best winning streak to five Wednesday when they host the Red Deer Rebels to kick off a four game homestand.
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