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Rockets Struggles Continue

The Kelowna Rockets hope they'll discover their struggling offense has been hiding on the road.

The Rockets, who have scored just seven goals in regulation time over their first three home games, hit the road for the first time, playing in Portland tonight and Everett Sunday. In fact, eight of the Rockets next nine games are away from Prospera Place, including a six game eastern road trip.

The scoring drought continued Friday night, as the Rockets fell 3-2 to BC Division leading Kamloops.

For the third straight game, the Rockets gave up the opening goal of the game, as Reid Jorgensen gave the Blazers a 1-0 lead early in the opening period. Rookie Thomas Raffi scored his first WHL goal to tie it, before Kris Versteeg restored the Blazers one goal lead before intermission.

Roman Tesliuk scored on the power play early in the second to put the Blazers up 3-1.

Troy Bodie, with his second of the season brought the Rockets to within a goal on the power play with six and a half minutes left, but that was it for the scoring.

The Rockets finished 1-4 with the man advantage---the Blazers were 1-3. Kamloops outshot Kelowna 23-21.


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