The Kelowna Rockets extended their point streak to eight games with a 4-3 shootout victory over the Saskatoon Blades Saturday night at the SaskTel Centre in Saskatoon, Sask.
Former Saskatoon Blade, Michael Farren (4) opened the scoring against his old team 1:12 into the second period. Zach Huber (9) and Colton Dach (1) scored back to back goals to put the Blades in front. Nolan Foote (15) fired a laser past Nolan Maier to tie up the game once again. Tristen Robins (10) pulled the Blades out front once again just before the end of the period.
With time ticking away, Foote found Trevor Wong (3) to score the game-tying goal and force extra time.
In the shootout, the Blades shot first. Kyle Crnkovic (X), Riley McKay (X) and Tristen Robin (X) were all denied by Kelowna netminder Cole Schwebius.
Nolan Foote (X) and Ethan Ernst (goal) shot for the Rockets.
Schwebius stopped 25 of the 28 shots fired on him, his record improves to 4-3-0-0. Saskatoon outshot Kelowna 28-26.
The Rockets were 0-for-4 on the power play, while the Blades were 0-for-2 with the man advantage.
Kelowna’s record jumps to 16-8-1-2.
The Rockets will be back in action on Tuesday as their prairie road trip continues in Brandon against the Wheat Kings.
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