Rockets edge Blazers in Kamloops

KAMLOOPS - The Kelowna Rockets defeated the Kamloops Blazers 3-2 on Friday night in Kamloops, opening up a home and home series between the two WHL rivals with a win.

Tyson Baillie scored the game-winning goal late in the third period, snapping a 2-2 tie and improving the Rockets record to 18-3-0-2 on the season.

Jordon Cooke was excellent in net for Kelowna, allowing just two goals on 39 shots on net in a first-star performance. The Blazers outshot Kelowna 39-36 in the game.

Zach Franko and Ryan Olsen had staked Kelowna to a 2-0 lead before Kamloops scored two straight to tie the game.

The Rockets and Blazers will meet again on Saturday night in Kelowna.


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