The Kelowna Rockets jumped back into the win column with a 3-2 victory over the Prince George Cougars on Teddy Bear Toss night at Prospera Place on Saturday.
Rockets captain Nolan Foote helped zip Kelowna past the Cougars with two goals on the night, the famed teddy goal and the game-winner.
Kelowna had already come close, they had rang the puck off the iron, but were still searching for the teddy goal when the power play went to work for the second time on the night. Foote (12) wired a shot past Cougars starter Taylor Gauthier to make the stuffed animals pour down from the crowd.
Sean Comrie (3) put the Rockets ahead by two with a wrist shot just 1:02 into the second period. The Cougars clawed back to tie the game with goals from Josh Maser (11) and Connor Bowie (5).
Foote (13) launched a power-play one-timer, that held up as the game-winner, to re-establish the Rockets lead 7:41 into the third period.
The Rockets record improves to 14-8-1-2.
Roman Basran stopped 19 of the 21 shots fired on him, his record jumps to 11-5-1-2. The Rockets outshot the Cougars 23-26.
Kelowna will now head out on the road, they’ll start their prairie road trip in Prince Albert on Friday, December 6.
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