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Rockets find winning form

The Kelowna Rockets snapped a five-game losing streak, and, in the process, moved a step closer to clinching the Western Hockey League's BC Division title.

The Rockets' top three scorers all hit the scoresheet Friday in a 4-2 victory in Kamloops. The win keeps Kelowna three points better than the second place Victoria Royals, who edged Prince George 4-3 in overtime.

With four games left in the regular season, the Rockets can clinch their first division title in three years with any combination of wins or Victoria losses totalling two.

Marek Skverne got the Rockets on the board six minutes into the opening period with a shorthanded marker. It was just his third of the season.

Carsen Twarynski's 43rd, on a two-on-zero break with Dillon Dube seven minutes into the second, doubled the lead.

The Blazezrs hit the scoresheet two minutes later when Orrin Centazzo converted on a penalty shot.

But, Dube notched his 33rd minutes later, one-timing a pass from Kyle Topping on a power play to make it 3-1.

Kole Lind iced it late in the third with his 38th before Nolan Kneen with the Rockets two men short beat Brodan Salmond to close out the scoring.

The two teams close out the home-and-home weekend Saturday at Prospera Place.

The game is Suits Up with Don Cherry night.

The Rockets will be wearing special jerseys inspired by Don Cherry for the game. The jerseys are being auctioned off, with proceeds going to the Kidney Foundation of Canada.



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