Rockets fire Giant blanks

The Kelowna Rockets dropped their second straight on home ice in as many nights.

David Tendeck turned away 22 shots and Milos Roman tapped in what turned out to be the game winner as the Vancouver Giants shutout the Rockets 2-0 at Prospera Place.

With injuries and an already shortened roster, the Rockets were forced to dress just 18 for the second night in a row.

Head coach Adam Foote said they had the better of the chances during a scoreless first period, but simply got tired as the game wore on.

"Missing two guys two nights in a row against those two opponents, I felt our guys pushed, and I'm really proud of them," he said.

"I know we didn't get the wins, but we're playing two Top 10 teams in the CHL, and we're playing shorthanded."

Roman opened the scoring on a pretty three-way passing play that went from the left boards to the goalline and to the slot.

Jared Dmytriw doubled the lead just 35 seconds into the third. He took a pass just inside the Kelowna blueline, curled through the slot and beat Roman Basran with a wrist shot from the right circle.

Saturday's game was the continuation of what will be a very busy nine days for the Rockets.

They travel to the island for back-to-back games in Victoria Monday and Tuesday, swing into Washington state for a date in Spokane Friday before returning home to host the Kamloops Blazers in a key four-pointer Saturday.

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