The Kelowna Rockets fell to the Prince George Cougars 7-2 at the CN Centre in Prince Geroge, B.C on Friday night.
Josh Maser (14) opened the scoring for the Cougars 4:39 into the game. Prince George’s Ethan Browne (7) scored a power-play marker at 10:31. Matéj Toman (4) extended the lead to 3-0 at 12:34. The Rockets then made a goaltending change replacing starter Roman Basran with James Porter. Maser (15) scored his second goal of the night 15:17 into the opening frame while on the power-play. The Cougars held a 4-0 lead after twenty minutes of play.
Cole Moberg (8) gave the Cougars a 5-0 lead 15:31 into the second period. Leif Mattson (18) got the Rockets on the board on the power-play with 33 seconds left in the period. The Cougars were up 5-1 through two periods.
Jack Sander (1) scored for the Cougars 9:34 into the third. Nolan Foote (21) scored the Rockets second power-play goal of the night at 14:03. Moberg (9) put home his second goal of the game at 16:53.
The Rockets record is now 17-20-3-1.
James Porter stopped 14 of the 18 shots he faced in relief of Roman Basran. Basran turned aside 8 of the 11 shots fired on him, his record moves to 12-12-1-0. The Cougars outshot the Rockets 37-20.
Kelowna will face Prince George again tomorrow night at the CN Centre. They’ll return home to host the Moose Jaw Warriors on Wednesday, January 16th for Hat Trick Wednesday. Tickets are on sale at selectyourtickets.com, at the Prospera Place box office or by phone at 250-762-5050.
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