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 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.