Kelowna Rockets lose to Giants in exhibition play

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The Vancouver Giants defeated the Kelowna Rockets 6-1 on Sunday afternoon at the Sungod Arena in Delta in Western Hockey League exhibition play.

With the score tied 1-1 after two periods of play, the Giants scored five third period goals to pull away for the win.

European import Tomas Soustal was the lone Rocket to hit the scoresheet on Sunday. A native of the Czech Republic, Soustal was playing his first game as a Rocket after being drafted by Kelowna in the CHL import draft earlier this summer.

Goalies Jake Morrissey and Christopher Tai split duties for the Rockets in net.

It was the second WHL preseason game of the weekend for Kelowna, which shutout Kamloops 5-0 at home on Saturday night.

The Rockets will continue the preseason next weekend as they travel back to the coast to take part in  a mini tournament with games against the Giants on Sept. 6 and against Victoria on Sept. 7.

Kelowna has one remaining home exhibition as it will host the Royals on Sept. 13 before opening the WHL regular season at home on Sept. 20 against Kamloops.


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