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Soustal and the Oil Kings top Rockets 3-2 in a shootout

Marissa Baecker

The Kelowna Rockets fell 3-2 to the Edmonton Oil Kings at Prospera Place on Saturday night.

Rockets Captain Cal Foote(15) got Kelowna on the board first at 5:34 of the first frame with a one-timer from the blue line that found it’s way to the back of the net. Conner McDonald(5) responded on an Oil Kings power play to even things at 1-1 at 11:58. The score remained tied at 1-1 through 20 minutes of play.

In the middle stanza Braydyn Chizen(5) pulled the Rockets back ahead by one after snapping a point shot through traffic at 5:52. Former Rockets forward Tomas Soustal(16) scored for the Oil Kings at 15:09 to even things up once again. The game was knotted 2-2 after 40 minutes.

After a back and forth third period, regulation time solved nothing, and the game needed overtime.

In the extra frame both teams traded chances but neither could finish and the game required a shootout.

The shootout went as follows:

Dillon Dube: Miss

Colton Kehler: Miss

Carsen Twarynski: Miss

Trey Fix-Wolansky: Goal

Leif Mattson: Miss

3-2 Oil Kings final.

James Porter’s record falls to 19-7-3-1 after stopping 27 of the 29 shots he faced. Kelowna outshot Edmonton 31-29.

Kelowna’s record is now 35-18-4-2.

Join the Rockets this Sunday from 12 until 1:30 P.M. at Prospera Place for the BCAA Family Skate. Fans are invited to bring their skates and join the Rockets squad. It’s free admission courtesy of BCAA. Skate rentals will not be available, so bring your skates and come for a skate with the Rockets. Helmets are mandatory for skaters under the age of 18.

The Rockets are back in action on Tuesday, February 20th when they host a divisional rival, the Prince George Cougars. Puck drop on Tuesday is at 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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