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Rockets Get Past Vancouver 5-3

Dec. 28, 2012 – Vancouver, BC

The Kelowna Rockets defeated the Vancouver Giants 5-3 on Friday night at the Pacific Coliseum in Vancouver, winning its second straight game since returning from the Western Hockey League’s Christmas break.

Dylen McKinley scored twice while Cody Fowlie, Tyrell Goulbourne and Cole Martin also scored for Kelowna.

Vancouver outshot Kelowna 27-19 in the game but the Rockets scored two third period goals to snare the win.

Jackson Whistle earned his second straight win in net for the Rockets, after Thursday night’s 7-3 win over Kamloops.

Attendance in Vancouver was 9,414.

Kelowna is off Saturday but is back in action on Sunday when they put a 13-game home winning streak on the line against Everett.

It’s a special 5 p.m. start and is also a fundraiser for the Kelowna Community Food Bank. Fans are asked to bring a non-perishable food item and help fill the Pepsi Truck.

Tickets are available for the game through www.selectyourtickets.com or by phone at 250-762-5050.

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