November 23, 2013 - 10:45 AM
KENNEWICK, WA - The Kelowna Rockets defeated the Tri-City Americans 4-1 on Saturday night in Kennewick, WA, winning its sixth straight game on the road.
The win improved the Rockets record to 17-3-0-2 on the season.
Rockets captain Madison Bowey scored twice to lead the Rockets attack while 16-year-old rookie Nick Merkley kept up a more than point-per-game pace with two helpers.
Rourke Chartier opened the scoring for the Rockets and Bowey's first of the game gave Kelown a 2-0 lead through two periods. Bowey made it 3-0 and after the Americans trimmed the lead to 3-1 in the third, Cole Linaker scored into an empty net with six minutes to play and Tri-City on the power play.
Jordon Cooke was solid in net for the Rockets, stopping 18 of 19 shots. The Rockets outshot the Americans 46-19 in the game.
After a week that saw the Rockets go back and forth to the US Division twice, Kelowna now returns home to prepare for a home and home set with the Kamloops Blazers next weekend.
The Rockets play in Kamloops on Friday before the return date Saturday Nov. 30 at Prospera Place.
Tickets are available for the game, BMO's Ultimate Fan night, where the fans dressed in the best Rockets spirit can win a chance to go to the Memorial Cup or a night in a suite with nine friends at Prospera Place as well as several other prizes.
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