Rockets drop first two in PG triple-header

in regular season


September 29, 2018

by Kevin Bains

The Kelowna Rockets and are looking for the their first win of the season when they wrap their triple-header with the Cougars Saturday night in Prince George.

The Rockets fell 3-2 to the Prince George Cougars on Friday night in Prince George, in the second game of the series, after losing the opener 4-2 on Wednesday night.

On Friday, the Cougars jumped out to an early 2-0 lead collecting goals from Ilijah Colina(2) and Ethan Browne(2) before the 3:00 mark of the opening frame. The Rockets calmed things down and the score remained 2-0 Prince George after 20 minutes of play.

The score remained 2-0 Cougars throughout the second period and into the final frame.

Part-way through the third Conner Bruggen-Cate(1) got the Rockets on the board cutting the Cougars lead in half. Under a minute later Nolan Foote(1) deflected a shot past Cougars netminder Taylor Gauthier to even things at 2-2. Matej Toman(1) regained the Cougars lead midway through the stanza and PG held on for the 3-2 final.

Roman Basran made the start for Kelowna stopping 26 of 29 sh
ots he faced as the Cougars outshot the Rockets 29-21.

Kaedan Korczak recorded two assists tonight for the Rockets giving him three points in four games so far (3A).

Following Friday night, Kelowna’s record falls to 0-4-0-0.

Kelowna and Prince George are right back in action Saturday night in PG. Puck drop is 7:00pm at the CN Centre.