by Kevin Parnell
January 8, 2014, Edmonton (ISN) – The Edmonton Oil Kings defeated the Kelowna Rockets 4-2 in Edmonton on Wednesday night opening up a stretch of six straight road games.
The Rockets outshot Edmonton 45-37 but Oil Kings netminder Tristan Jarry was the story, turning aside the Rockets most of the night in earning the win.
Myles Bell scored his team-leading 24th goal of the season and Carter Rigby had his 11th for the Rockets who lost just their fifth game in regulation, in falling to 33-5-0-2 on the season.
The game was tied 1-1 after the first period and despite outshooting the Oil Kings 16-6 in the second period, Edmonton had the only goal and led 2-1 after two periods before pulling ahead 3-1 in the third.
Bell’s power play marker gave the Rockets a chance but they couldn’t muster the equalizer and Edmonton scored into the empty.
Jordon Cooke took the loss in net and was solid again in a losing cause.
The Rockets are idle on Thursday before continuing its Alberta road swing in Lethbridge on Friday, Medicine Hat on Saturday and Calgary on Sunday.
The Rockets are on the road for six straight games overall before returning to Kelowna on Jan. 22.