Rockets trip Tips, re-enter win column
Oct 2, 2013 / 11:00 pm
Madison Bowey had a three point night and rookie Nick Merkley had the first two goal game of his career leading the Kelowna Rockets to a 6-3 win in Everett Wednesday.
Bowey scored goals 3:19 apart early in the first period, the second on a power-play, giving the Rockets a 2-0 lead.
Damon Severson in the dying seconds of the first and Zach Franko 67 seconds into the second put the game away, putting the Rockets up 4-0.
The Silvertips got some life with a pair of power-play goals late in the second before Merkley scored his second and third of the season 57 seconds apart in the third.
Bowey also assisted on Franko's goal while Tyson Baillie and Tyrell Goulbourne each had a pair of assists for the Rockets.
Kelowna's penalty kill, which was all but perfect over the first three games of the season gave up all three Everett goals on five opportunities.
The Rockets were 1-5 with the man advantage.
Jackson Whistle, making his first start of the season, turned aside 29 shots in posting the win.
The win improved the Rockets record to 3-0-0-1.
They now return home for their toughest test of the young season, back-to-back games with the reigning WHL champion Portland Winterhawks Friday and Saturday night at Prospera Place.
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