The Kelowna Rockets snapped a three-game losing streak with a 2-1 victory over the Prince George Cougars on Sunday night at the Sandman Centre in Kamloops, BC.
Overage forward David Kope’s goal in the first period held up as the game-winner, while netminder Cole Schwebiusmade 30 saves to pick up his fifth win of the season.
Alex Swetlikoff (4) got the Rockets on the board 9:24 into the game with a goal on the power play. Less than ten minutes later, Kope (6) doubled the lead redirecting Trevor Wong’s pass between the legs of Cougars goaltender Taylor Gauthier.
Majid Kaddoura (2) cut Kelowna’s lead in half on the power play with 13:23 to go in the game.
The Rockets were one for five on the power play, while the Cougars went one for six with the man advantage.
Prince George outshot the Rockets 31-25.
The Rockets record is now 9-4-1-0.
Rilen Kovacevic, Ethan Ernst, Jackson DeSouza, William Irvine, Jake Poole and Nicholas Cristiano were the Rockets scratches.
Kelowna will host the Kamloops Blazers for their final meeting of the season tomorrow night at Prospera Place, puck drop is 7:05 pm.
As the WHL returns to play in the WHL Hub Centers in Kamloops and Kelowna, no spectators will be permitted to enter Sandman Centre or Prospera Place.
WHL fans can look forward to taking in games across the whole league through the newly-launched WHL Live on CHL TV. More are details available by visiting watch.CHL.ca.