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Rockets clip PG, hit century mark

The Kelowna Rockets have become the first team in the Western Hockey to hit the magical 100 point plateau.

Kelowna hit the century mark Friday during a 4-2 victory over the Cougars in the first of back-to-back games in Prince George.

Justin Kirkland, Marek Tvrdon and Damon Severson all had a goal and an assist for the Rockets. Ryan Olsen also scored for the Rockets.

Jackson Whistle turned aside 35 of 37 shots he faced for his 15th win of the season.

After a scoreless first period the host Cougars got on the board first when Marc McNulty beat Whistle with a power-play goal just 19 seconds into the second.

The Rockets finally got that one back when Severson scored on a Kelowna power-play 17 minutes into the middle frame.

Kirkland put the Rockets up for good 90 seconds later.

Olsen increased the lead to two early in the third period.

After Todd Fiddler cut the deficit to one the Cougars had a glorious chance to tie it.

Whistle stopped Zach Pochiro, Tvrdon picked up the loose puck, skated the length of the ice and potted his sixth of the season to seal it.

The win, the Rockets 48th of the season, keeps them seven points clear of the red hot Portland Winterhawks who keep on rolling with a 4-2 win over Kamloops.

Kelowna concludes their two game trip in PG Saturday before hosting the same Cougars Tuesday at Prospera Place.


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