Rockets Blast Kamloops 7-3 to Start 2-and-0

The Kelowna Rockets defeated the Kamloops Blazers 7-3 on Saturday night in Kamloops as the Rockets won both games of a home and home series to start the WHL season.

Tyson Baillie and Tomas Soustal each scored twice, while Dillon Dube had a goal and an assist to lead the Rockets offense.

Rookie defenceman Cal Foote scored his first WHL goal while Rourke Chartier also scored and Gage Quinney added two assists in the victory.

For Baillie it was the second straight game with two goals to open the season.

The Rockets were 1-for-9 on the power play and held Kamloops to a 1-for-6 night. The Blazers outshot Kelowna 44-40 in the game.

Kelowna will finish off a three game weekend on Sunday in Vancouver as they travel to play the Giants in the second of six straight road games.

The Rockets next home game is Oct. 9 vs the Victoria Royals.

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