The Kelowna Rockets exploded for eight goals in Seattle

Rockets go off on T-Birds

Two four goals outbursts were all the Kelowna Rockets needed in an 8-3 dismantling of the Seattle Thunderbirds Friday night.

The Rockets erased a 2-0 deficit with four goals in a five minute span late in the second period, then put the game out of reach with four more in just under four minutes midway through the third.

Nolan Foote scored twice which Pavel Novak extended his point streak to four with a goal and two assists. He has four goals and five assists over that span.

Novak leads all rookies with 11 points in eight games.

Kyle Topping had four assists.

Kaeden Korczak, Mark Liwiski, Michael Farren, Alex Swetlikoff and former T-Bird Dillon Hamaliuk aslso scored for the Rockets.

The T-Birds used the power play to jump out to a 2-0 lead by the midway point of the second. Matthew Wedman in the first then Simon Kubicek in the second got the T-Birds the lead.

But Foote's first of back-to-back goals on the power play got the Rockets on the board. Swetlikoff and Novak in the final minute gave the Rockets a two goal cushion after 40.

The T-Birds got one back, but less than a minute later, Korczak restored the two goal lead, while opening the flood gates again.

Roman Basran went the distance for the Rockets, turning aside 28 shots to earn the victory.

The Rockets remain atop the BC Division at 5-2-1-0.

They're back home Saturday to host the Kamloops Blazers.


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