November 21, 2013 - 4:44 PM
The Victoria Royals defeated the Kelowna Rockets 4-1 on Wednesday night in Kelowna, ending the Rockets nine game winning streak with a strong third period.
The Royals scored three times in the third period to earn the win, turning the momentum against the Rockets, who had controlled the first two periods, but only scored once.
After Victoria opened the scoring in the first period, Tyson Baillie tied the game at 1-1 with his 10th of the season in the second period.
Kelowna appeared in control in the game, outshooting the Royals 26-8 through two periods of play but Royals goalie Patrik Polivka kept the Kelowna shooters at bay.
In the third it was a different story as the Royals got two power play goals to turn the momentum, outshooting the Rockets 11-3 in the period and scoring three times to earn the win.
The Rockets fell to 16-3-0-2 on the season and Victoria climbed to within three points of the Rockets, although Kelowna has played five fewer games.
After playing Tuesday in Seattle and Wednesday in Kelowna, the Rockets will hit the road Thursday, heading for a Friday night road game in Tri-City.
The team's next home game is Nov. 30 against the Kamloops Blazers.
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