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Rockets fall 6-1 to Giants

Richard Fedyck

The Vancouver Giants defeated the Kelowna Rockets 6-1 on Saturday night at the Langley Events Centre in Langley.

Vancouver jumped out to a 4-0 lead after 20 minutes.

The Giants scored one more in the second period.

Kelowna rookie Marek Skvrne scored a power play goal in the third to mark his first WHL goal of his career. The Giants added one more for a 6-1 final.

James Porter’s record falls to 9-3-2-0 after stopping 14 of 18 shots he faced. Roman Basran came into the game in Porter’s relief and stopped 17 of the 19 shots he faced. The Giants outshot the Rockets 37-27.

Kelowna’s record drops to 12-7-2-1.

Kelowna now heads to Spokane on November 22nd for a Wednesday night meeting with the Chiefs with puck drop going at 7:05pm. The Rockets then close out their three game road trip with a stop back in Langley for a rematch with the Giants on Friday, November 24th. Puck drop for the rematch is at 7:30pm.

The club returns home on Saturday, November 25th for the first meeting with the Medicine Hat Tigers of the 2017-18 regular season. Puck drop is 7:05pm.

Tickets are available for Rockets home games through selectyourtickets.com, at the Prospera Place box office or by phone at 250-762-5050.

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