Rockets Double -UP Tri-City


The Kelowna Rockets defeated the Tri-City Americans 4-2 on Friday night at Prospera Place in Kelowna, winning its second straight game to close out a four-game homestand.

The Rockets jumped out of the gates quickly, scoring four goals in the first five minutes of the game to take a lead they would not relinquish.

Jake Kryski, Riley Stadel, Nolan Foote and Calvin Thurkauf scored goals within a 4:25 span of the first. The Americans responded with two of their own before the end of the period but there would be no more scoring.

Michael Herringer earned the win in net as Kelowna outshot Tri-City 41-20 in the game. Herringer improves to 5-4-0-0 on the year.

Calvin Thurkauf was the games first star recording a goal as well as finishing the night with a +2 rating.

The Rockets improve to 5-7-0-0 on the season.

The Rockets hit the road immediately after the game and are heading to Seattle where they will meet the Thunderbirds on Saturday night.

Kelowna’s next home game is next Wednesday when they host the Victoria Royals at Prospera Place.