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Rockets upset top dogs

The Kelowna Rockets won perhaps their biggest game of the season Friday night.

Not only did they snap a six-game losing streak. They also took down the Western Conference's number one team in the process.

The Rockets got goals from a pair of unlikely sources, and James Porter stood tall making 40 saves in a 2-0 win in Everett Friday night.

After a scoreless first, Michael Farren snapped a 26-game goal scoring drought with his second of the season and first as a Rocket. Friday was Farren's 26th game with the Rockets since being acquired from Saskatoon early in the season.

The goal three-minutes into the second, stood up as the winner.

Rookie Mark Lewiski snapped a 12-game goalless drought with his third of the season to give Porter and the Rockets a bit of a cushion.

Alex Swetlikoff picked up an assist on Liwiski's goal, his first point in the WHL.

Porter took over after that. He stopped 19 shots in the second and 13 more in the third as the Silvertips threw everything at the Rockets netminder, while holding Kelowna to just two shots in the period.

The road doesn't get any easier for the Rockets.

They will travel through the night to return home in time to face the number one team in the country, the Prince Albert Raiders.

The Raiders have won four in a row, and sit with a CHL-best 39-5-0-1 record.



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