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Battle weary Rockets fall in Seattle

The Kelowna Rockets modest four game winning streak came to an end in Seattle Sunday.

Playing their fourth game in five nights, the Rockets were unable to get more than one puck behind Taran Kozun in a 4-1 loss in the Washington city.

Kozun, the game's first star, turned aside 33 of 34 shots he faced including all 14 the Rockets fired his way in the third.

Tyrell Goulbourne's eighth of the season, a shorthanded marker late in the first opened the scoring. That was all they would gt.

Roberts Lipsbergs and Mitch Elliot gave the T-Birds a 2-1 lead with goals in the second. Shea Theodore's power-play marker early in the third pushed the lead to 3-1. before Jaimen Yakubowski sealed it into an empty net in the dying seconds.

Jordon Cooke faced 34 shots in suffering just his fourth loss of the season.

Seattle went 2-8 with the man advantage while the Rockets struggles on the power-play continue going 0-4.

The Rockets (40-7-0-2) return home to host the Spokane Chiefs Wednesday.

They face Kamloops in a home-and-home set Friday in Kamloops and Saturday back at Prospera Place.


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