Rockets Beat Hawks At The Moda Centre

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The Kelowna Rockets defeated the Portland Winterhawks 8-5 at the Moda Centre in Portland on Saturday night winning both games this weekend between the two teams. 

 

Kelowna came back from a three-goal deficit to rally for its fourth straight victory and improve to 13-5-0-0 on the season.

 

The Rockets scored four times in the second and added four more in the third, including a pair by Justin Kirkland.

 

The Rockets fell behind 3-0 after the first period as the Hawks scored three straight to chase Kelowna starter

Michael Herringer. But a four goal second period gave the Rockets the lead heading to the third period.

 

Tyson Baillie and Kole Lind each had a goal and two assists in the game while other Rockets goals came from Nick Merkley, Cole Linaker, Rodney Southam and Devante Stephens.

 

Portland outshot Kelowna 32-29 in the game.

 

The Rockets are back home on Wednesday when the play host to the Vancouver Giants at 2:05 p.m. in a special Remembrance Day game.

 

Kelowna fans also have Monday night’s Canada-Russia series game to look forward to, a 7:05 start Monday at Prospera Place.

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