Giant win closes Rockets pre-season
Sep 8, 2013 / 8:00 am
Tyson Baillie, Rourke Chartier and Zach Franko seem to be in mid season form.
The trio played together for the second straight game in pre-season Saturday night leading the Kelowna Rockets to a 6-1 victory over the visiting Vancouver Giants.
Baillie and Chartier each had a goal and two assists while Franko chipped in with a pair of assists.
The trio amassed 14 points over the final two games including Friday's 4-0 win in Kamloops.
Henrik Nyberg, Austin Glover, Riley Stadel and rookie Justin Kirkland with his second goal in as many games also scored for the Rockets Saturday.
Jackson Whistle turned aside 23 of 24 shots he faced in going the distance for the first time this pre-season.
For the second night in a row the Rockets were forced to dress just 17 players with several veterans already off to NHL camps.
Saturday's game was the final pre-season game for the Rockets who finished the exhibition schedule 3-1.
They now have two weeks to prepare for the season opener Sept. 20 in Kamloops.
The Rockets will open up the home schedule the following night against the same Blazers.
By that time many of those at NHL camps should be back with the team.
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