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Bell tolls another Rockets win

Myles Bell stuck it to his former teammates - much as he's done for much of the Kelowna Rockets Eastern Division road trip.

Bell scored the winning goal in overtime for the second straight night as the Rockets recorded a 5-4 come-from-behind win in Regina.

The converted 20-year-old forward spent portions of three seasons with the Pats before being traded to the Rockets prior to the 2011-2012 season.

It was his first trip into Regina as a member of the Rockets. Bell was injured when the Rockets made their last trip into Regina in December of 2011.

The Rockets again found themselves behind the eight ball early, giving up two goals in a span of 14 seconds just five minutes into the game.

A timeout called after the 2-0 goal settled the Rockets down and, for the second night in a row, the power-play got the Rockets back into it.

Mitchell Wheaton with his first of the season late in the first and Ryan Olsen early in the second both connected with the man advantage to pull the Rockets even.

Zach Franko and Tyson Baillie also scored for the Rockets in the second period, pulling the club even on both occasions after the Pats had assumed a one goal lead.

Neither team scored in an even third period.

Bell's winner at 3:07 of overtime came as Bell and Baillie broke quickly out of the Rockets end.

The two criss-crossed at the Pats blueline before Baillie dropped the puck to Bell who beat Dawson MacAuley with the game winner.

It was the second night in a row Bell had scored the overtime winner and third straight game in which he has netted what proved to be the winner.

Baillie had three assists to go with his goal giving him seven points (1g 6a) in the last two games and nine points (1g 8a) over the first four games of the road trip.

Jordon Cooke turned aside 28 shots for his 19th win of the season.

The Rockets have now won a season high 10 in a row and 11 straight away from Prospera Place.

Kelowna look to remain perfect on their six game eastern road trip Sunday in Prince Albert. They conclude the trip Tuesday in Saskatoon.


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