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October 10, 2012, Kelowna, BC – The Spokane Chiefs defeated the Kelowna Rockets 6-4 at Prospera Place in Kelowna on Wednesday night in Western Hockey League action.

Ryan Olsen scored twice in a losing cause and Myles Bell had three assists to move into a tie for the WHL scoring lead but neither player could lift the Rockets past the Chiefs, who improved to 5-1-0-0 on the season.

The loss drops Kelowna to 3-4-1-0 as they get set to hit the road for a weekend double-header in Victoria.

The Chiefs jumped out to a 3-0 lead on Wednesday night at Prospera Place, putting the Rockets behind the eight ball early. Mitch Holmberg led the visitors attack with a pair of markers.

Down 3-0 midway through the second, Olsen and Colton Sissons scored to make the score 3-2 after two periods. In the third, Dylen McKinlay tied the game at 3-3 before the Chiefs pulled away with three more goals.

Jordon Cooke faced 33 shots in the Kelowna net as the Rockets outshot Spokane 43-33 in the game in front of 4,781 fans at Prospera Place.

Kelowna leaves Thursday for Victoria and will play the Royals Friday and Saturday night before returning to Kelowna Thursday Oct. 18 against Prince George.

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Christian J. Stewart
Christian is a professional photographer and media professional based in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Currently working as the Assistant General Manager for Victoria HarbourCats Baseball Club, a Senior Contributing Editor and photographer at Independent Sports News (ISN) and operating his own freelance photography and media/pr company.

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