October 16, 2014 - 10:52 AM
KAMLOOPS - The Kelowna Rockets maintained their number one position last night taking down the Kamloops Blazers and extending their season opening winning streak to nine straight games.
The game took place in Kamloops at the Interior Savings Centre. The first goal was a penalty shot fired during the first period by Collin Shirley of the Blazers. The Rockets soon took advantage of a power play and scored before the end of the period. The Rockets' Austin Glover and Rourke Chartier scored three more in the second period, with Riley Stadel and Tyrell Goulbourne also scored.
Kamloops played hard during the second period and appeared to have the upper hand for awhile. Cole Ully tied the game 2-2 on a power play, but the Rockets kept coming and by the start of the third period, the score was 4-2.
Both teams fought hard, with the Rockets scoring early in the third followed by goals from Blazer's Cole Ully and Jake Kryski bringing the score to 5-4, but the Rockets held tight to their lead and scored one more time with 36 seconds left in the game for a final score of 6-4.
The Blazers hit the road for two games this weekend in Vancouver Friday night and Seattle Saturday. The Rockets will be in Spokane Friday and Tri-City on Saturday.
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