T-Birds Defuse Rockets

The Kelowna Rockets were unable to build on the momentum from Wednesday's thrilling overtime victory.

Friday, the Rockets couldn't get anything going in a 4-1 home-ice loss to Derek Yeomans and the Seattle Thunderbirds.

Yeomans, dealt to the T-Birds in the off season, blocked 27 of 28 shots he faced. Justin Bernhardt spoiled his shutout bid with a power-play goal late in the third period.

Brett Robertson led the way for the T-Birds scoring once and assisting on three others.

Despite the loss Rockets didn't lose any ground on the Chilliwack Bruins. Chilliwack was pounded 8-0 by the Vancouver Giants Friday meaning Kelowna and Chilliwack remain tied for the final BC Division playoff spot.

Kelowna host Vancouver Saturday before travelling to Tri-Cities for a Sunday afternoon contest. The Bruins host Portland Saturday and play in Seattle Sunday.

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