Kelowna Rockets started a three-game roadie on the wrong foot

Rockets fall a goal short

The undermanned Kelowna Rockets came up a goal shy in game one of a three game US Division road trip.

With seven regulars out of the lineup, the Rockets fell 3-2 to the Silvertips in Everett.

Gage Goncalves notched his second of the night, snapping a 2-2 tie midway through the final period to provide the Silvertips with the margin of victory.

The Rockets were unable to find the equalizer with Cole Schwebius on the bench for an extra attacker late in the contest.

The Rockets opened the scoring on a power play just past the midway point of the first.

Jake Lee walked the line and sent a seeing-eye wrist shot that seemed to beat a screened Dustin Wolf in the Everett net.

They held the lead until Goncalves on a power play and Michal Gut scored unanswered goals in the second.

Jonas Peterek pulled the Rockets even with his second goal in two games since being acquired from Calgary at the trade deadline.

Matthew Wedman did all the work, as he circled the net and tried to beat Wolf on a wraparound. The rebounded popped right out to Peterek who banged home the loose puck.

Schwebius, in for the injured Roman Basran, made 33 stops in the loss.

The Rockets, losers of four in a row, head to Portland for back-to-back games Saturday and Sunday.


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