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Rockets drop Giant exhibition

The Kelowna Rockets WHL pre-season record is all square at 1-1 after falling 6-1 to the Vancouver Giants in Delta Sunday night.

With the score tied 1-1 after two periods of play, the Giants scored five third period goals to pull away for the win.

European import Tomas Soustal was the lone Rocket to hit the scoresheet on Sunday. A native of the Czech Republic,

Soustal was playing his first game as a Rocket after being drafted by Kelowna in the CHL import draft earlier this summer.

Goalies Jake Morrissey and Christopher Tai split duties for the Rockets in net.

Morrissey played the first half of the game before giving way to Tai.

It was the second WHL preseason game of the weekend for Kelowna, which shutout Kamloops 5-0 at home on Saturday night.

The Rockets will continue the preseason next weekend as they travel back to the coast to take part in  a mini tournament with games against the Giants on Sept. 6 and against Victoria on Sept. 7.

Kelowna has one remaining home exhibition as it will host the Royals on Sept. 13 before opening the WHL regular season at home on Sept. 20 against Kamloops.

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