Rockets blank Blazers in pre-season
Sep 7, 2013 / 5:00 am
Jordon Cooke turned aside 26 shots and Rourke Chartier had a goal and two assists leading the Kelowna Rockets to a 4-0 victory over the Kamloops Blazers Friday in WHL pre-season action in Kamloops.
Tyson Baillie scored twice with rookie Justin Kirkland added the other.
Defenceman MacKenzie Johnston, one of potentially four 20-year-olds battling for three overage spots, chipped in with three assists.
Both teams had a short bench Friday with several players off to NHL rookie camps.
The Rockets dressed just 15 skaters and two goaltenders while the Blazers managed to dress 16 and two.
Kelowna improved to 2-1 on the pre-season with Friday's win.
They close out the exhibition season Saturday night at home to the Vancouver Giants.
Two dollars per ticket will be donated to Cops for Kids.
The Giants beat Kelowna 4-2 a week ago in Ladner.
The Rockets open the regular season in Kamloops Sept. 20 before hosting the Blazers in their home opener the next night.
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