WHL scoring leading Nick Merkley chipped in with two assists

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(ISN) – The Kelowna Rockets defeated the Spokane Chiefs 4-3 on Tuesday night in Spokane improving its WHL-best record to 18-1-1-0 on the season.

Rourke Chartier scored twice, extending his personal goal scoring streak to a league-high eight games and hitting the 20 goal plateau in the team’s 20th game of the season.

WHL scoring leading Nick Merkley chipped in with two assists while Cole Linaker and Tyrell Goulbourne also scored for Kelowna.

Jackson Whistle earned the win in net as the Chiefs outshot the Rockets 31-24.

It was the first game of five straight on the road for the Rockets, who will travel to Prince George this weekend for a pair of games before playing in Victoria next Tuesday and Wednesday.

Kelowna’s next home games are Nov. 21 and 22 against Portland.

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