Rockets drop 3rd straight
The Kelowna Rockets fell 4-2 in Everett to the Silvertips on Friday night.
At 12:51 of the opening frame Carsen Twarysnki scored his team leading 39th of the season to give the Rockets a 1-0 lead finishing off a beautiful Dillon Dube pass. Kelowna held that lead into the second period.
Just over five minutes into the second period Kole Lind(36) snapped a shot over the glove of Everett netminder Carter Hart to make it 2-0 Kelowna. Matt Fonteyne(32) got Everett on the board with 1:19 remaining in the period and the Rockets led 2-1 after 40 minutes.
In the third the Rockets held on strong to a one goal lead until Patrick Bajkov(29) finally evened things up for the Tips with 8:21 remaining. With 3:09 to go, Connor Dewar(33) gave the Silvertips their first lead of the evening. Dewar(34) added a late power play marker for a 4-2 Silvertips final.
Brodan Salmond's record drops to 11-10-0-1 after stopping 36 of the 40 shots he faced. The Silvertips outshot the Rockets 40-24.
Kelowna's record falls to 38-21-4-2.
The Rockets are right back in action tomorrow night when they host Dam Lambert and the Spokane Chiefs. Puck drop for that one is at 7:05pm.
Join the Rockets when the WHL Suits Up with Don Cherry to promote Organ Donation.... Presented by RE/MAX on March 10th when Kelowna hosts the Kamloops Blazers. The Rockets will wear Don Cherry themed jerseys, that will be available for Auction at www.kelownarockets.com starting on Tuesday, March 6th - Sunday, March 11th. 1000 Don Cherry Bobbleheads will be given away, and every fan will get a special Don Cherry hockey card. Take your picture with the Don Cherry cut-out that will be found on the concourse and use the hashtag #DonationDon for a chance to win a signed Don Cherry Bobblehead. Dress Up like Don Cherry and have a chance at even more great prizes during the 1st Intermission look-a-like contest.