Rockets Fall To Bruins

Matt Esposito is starting to figure out the Kelowna Rockets.

The 17-year-old Edmonton native kicked out 20 shots, earning his fifth win of the season, a key 2-0 victory over the Kelowna Rockets.

It was Esposito's second shutout of the Rockets in five days.

Last Saturday, Esposito stopped 26 shots in a 1-0 victory.

The win moves the Bruins to within two points of fourth place Kelowna in the battle for the final B.C. Division playoff spot.

Mark Santorelli had a goal and an assist to pace the Bruins attack.

Esposito was sharp, especially during the opening two periods, when the Rockets fired 18 shots his way.

Chilliwack shut the door in the third, allowing the Rockets just two shots on goal.

Trailing 1-0, any thought of a comeback was dashed when forward James McEwan took a checking-from-behind major with just five minutes left.

Nick Holden scored on the power-play to seal the victory.

The Rockets, losers of three in a row, play host to the division leading Vancouver Giants Saturday.

The game marks the first appearance by the Giants in Kelowna this season.

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