Rockets snap losing skid in Kamloops

Justin Kirkland and Myles Bell each scored twice leading the Kelowna Rockets past the Kamloops Blazers 4-2 Friday in Kamloops in the road half of a home-and-home series.

Friday's win snapped the Rockets two game losing streak.

Bell and Kirkland also had an assist to go along with their two goals while Madison Bowey chipped in with a pair of assists.

The Rockets built up a 4-0 lead by the midway point of the third period before the Blazers made the final score respectable with a pair of late goals.

Bell at even strength and Kirkland on a power-play put the Rockets up 2-0 after one period.

Kirkland upped the lead to 3-0 two minutes into the second with his second power-play marker of the game.

Bell wrapped up the scoring with his second and 31st of the season on another power-play midway through the third.

Chase Ully spoiled Jackson Whistle's bid for his second shutout of the season with a power-play goal with less than eight minutes left. Ully rounded out the scoring with his second in the final minutes.

The Rockets power-play, which snapped an 0-26 drought Wednesday against Spokane, went three for five Friday.

They have now connected five times on their last 10 chances.

The Rockets, 41-7-0-3, host the Blazers Saturday night at Prospera Place.

Kelowna can officially clinch a playoff spot with a single point Saturday.



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