Rockets Clinch 1st Overall with 4-1 Win in Kamloops

The Kelowna Rockets defeated the Kamloops Blazers 4-1 in Kamloops on Wednesday night, clinching the WHL regular season championship with two games remaining in the regular season.

Ryan Olsen scored twice and Nick Merkley and Tyrell Goulbourne added singles as the Rockets dominated the Blazers, outshooting Kamloops 44-19.

The win improved the Rockets record to 55-11-0-4 as the team claimed the third WHL regular season banner in franchise history.

“It’s certainly a feather in the guys’ cap. They’ve had a great season so far,” said Rockets assistant coach Dan Lambert, on the AM1150 post game show. “They’ve really come together as a group and it’s been fun to be a part of.”

Jackson Whistle earned the win in net for the Rockets who will close out the regular season with a home and home series against Vancouver this weekend.

Kelowna and the Giants will play in Vancouver Friday and in Kelowna on Saturday night.

The Rockets open the WHL playoffs at Prospera Place on March 22 (7:05 p.m.)  and 23 (5:05 p.m.) against Tri City.

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