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Rockets tame Tigers

For the second time in less than a week, the Kelowna Rockets were able to tame the Central Division leaders.

Dillon Dube and Cal Foote each had a goal and two assists Tuesday, leading the Rockets to a 5-2 victory over the visiting Medicine Hat Tigers.

It was Dube's first game back after missing last week's three-game Alberta road trip with an undisclosed injury.

Kole Lind extended his point streak to 19 games with a goal and an assist. He has 15 goals and 21 assists over that span.

Leif Mattson and Carsen Twarynski also scored for the Rockets.

The Rockets captain opened the scoring late in the opening period with his 11th of the campaign.

Mattson early in the second, and Twarynski on a power play, upped the lead to 3-0 before the midway point of the game.

After David Quenneville got one back on a Medicine Hat power play, Lind notched a power play marker of his own to restore the three-goal lead.

The teams traded goals in the third, with Dube clinching it into an empty net.

Brodan Salmond turned aside 31 off 33 shots he faced to earn the victory, his third since returning from injury.

Cole Tisdale served as his backup with James Porter and Roman Basran still on the injured list.

The Rockets are back at it again Friday night when the US Division leading Everett Silvertips come to town in a battle for top spot in the Western Conference.

Kelowna leads the Silvertips by a single point in the west.



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