September 2, 2018
The Kelowna Rockets fell 4-2 to the Prince George Cougars in WHL preseason action on Saturday night at Prospera Place.
Battling back and forth, it took until the 17:45 mark of the opening frame but Cole Carrier(1) gave the Rockets a 1-0 lead that they held onto heading into the second period.
Prince George collected a goal from Arjun Atwal(1) in the middle stanza to even the game at one-a-piece. The score remained 1-1 into the third period thanks to James Porter stopping Craig Armstrong’s penalty shot attempt late in the stanza.
The Cougars scored early in the third to take a one goal lead but Nolan Foote(1) quickly responded for the Rockets knotting things up at 2-2. With just under six minutes to go, Tyson Upper(1) beat Rockets goaltender Cole Tisdale to regain the Cougars lead. Upper(2) added an empty netter with three seconds remaining to secure the victory for Prince George.
James Porter and Cole Tisdale split time between the pipes for Kelowna with Porter playing the first two periods and Tisdale taking over to start the third. Porter stopped 14 of the 15 shots he faced, while Tisdale stopped 9 of 11. The Cougars outshot the Rockets 27-25.
Kelowna is back in action on Friday, September 7th when they head down the road to the Sandman Centre in Kamloops to take on the Blazers. Puck drop is at 7:00pm. The Rockets are back home the next night for a rematch with the Blazers at Prospera Place. Puck drop on Saturday is 7:05pm.
Tickets are on sale now at selectyourtickets.com, at the Prospera Place box office or by phone at 250-762-5050.
For full preseason schedule, click here: http://kelownarockets.com/schedule/265/204
Season tickets are on sale now. Reserve yours and help the Rockets win the bid to host the 2020 Memorial Cup. Rockets Season Ticket holders have the rights to their seats for the 2020 Memorial Cup should Kelowna win the bid. Contact us by email – Gavin Hamilton – [email protected] or Andrew Deans – [email protected], or by phone at 250-860-7825 and don’t be left in the parking lot.