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Rockets finish road trip on a high

The Kelowna Rockets avenged one of their few losses this season.

Kelowna concluded a four game Alberta road swing with a 4-2 victory over Calgary in a battle of the top two teams in the Western Hockey League.

The win avenged a 2-1 defeat at the hands of the Hitmen back on Oct 22 at Prospera Place.

It's the final meeting between the two teams this season.

Rockets captain Madison Bowey scored the game winning goal early in the third period as the Rockets played a solid road game, out-skating Calgary and outshooting them 29-19 in improving to a WHL-best 36-5-0-2 on the season.

Calgary opened the scoring, but Justin Kirkland's 9th of the season on a nice wrist shot evened the score 1-1 after the first period.

Carter Rigby's 12th of the season gave the Rockets the lead in the second period, and Ryan Olsen added an empty net goal to secure the win.

Jordon Cooke returned to the net and earned the win, his 26th of the season.

The Rockets will return to Kelowna after a 3-1 road trip. After losing in Edmonton, Kelowna earned wins in Lethbridge, Medicine Hat and Calgary.

The team now heads for a double-header in Victoria this weekend before returning to Prospera Place Jan. 22 to host Everett.

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