Kelowna, B.C.- Revenge is a dish best served on ice.
(ISN) – Four days after the Tri-City Americans (8-5-0-0, 16 pts) handed the Kelowna Rockets (11-1-0-0, 22 pts) its first loss of the season, the Rockets halted the Americans’ two-game win streak with a 4-0 win in front of 4,674 at the Prospera Place.
Both teams came out and tried to set the tone early. The Rockets got on the board first, as Jesse Lees slipped a wraparound shot underneath Eric Comrie to put Kelowna up 1-0. The lead was increased to 2-0 less than a minute later, as Tomas Soustal put home a loose puck. Kelowna had the advantage in the period in shots, 11-4, and carried the lead and momentum heading into the second period.
The Rockets continued its momentum in the second period, outshooting the Americans 14-8. Kelowna made it 3-0 midway through the second on a goal by Tyrell Goulbourne. The Americans looked to get something going in the third period to spark a comeback.
Tri-City fought to get back into the game in the third period, outshooting Kelowna 10-9 in the period. But it didn’t matter, as the Rockets were on its game tonight. Goulbourne scored his second goal of the game on the power play less than a minute into the third, increasing the lead to 4-0 to put the game away for Kelowna.
Tri-City has lost two consecutive games on the road going back to the Eastern Division road trip. This is the third time this season the Americans have been shut out.
The two teams combined for 34 penalty minutes, 19 of which were Tri-City penalty minutes. Kelowna was 1-for-5 on the power play while Tri-City was 0-for-3 with a man advantage.
Eric Comrie was solid in net, stopping 30 shots in a losing effort. Jackson Whistle made 22 saves in the win.
The Americans will cross the border back into Washington to face the Everett Silvertips (6-1-2-1, 15 pts) this Friday, Oct. 24, at Comcast Arena. Game time is scheduled for 7:35 p.m. Tri-City won the game in Tri-City last Friday in a shootout, 5-4, in the lone meeting between the two teams this season. Fans can watch the game through WHL Live or at Kimo’s, the Americans home away from home. The game will be broadcast on NewsTalk 870, starting at 7:15 p.m.
Jack in the Box Three Stars
1. Tyrell Goulbourne, Kelowna
2. Jesse Lees, Kelowna
3. Jackson Whistle, Kelwona