The Kelowna Rockets two-game win streak was snapped Friday night when the Victoria Royals defeated them 4-3 at Prospera Place.
Victoria’s Scott Walford opened the scoring 3:39 into the game. Tanner Sidaway extended the Royals lead to 2-0 ten seconds later when he beat Rockets stater, James Porter. Nolan Foote cut the lead in half when he got a rebound past Royals netminder, Griffen Outhouse. The Royals held a 2-1 lead after the opening frame.
Igor Martynov re-established the Royals two-goal lead when he scored a power-play marker 4:15 into the second. Victoria lead the Rockets 3-1 after 40 minutes of play.
Lassi Thomson picked off the corner to bring the Rockets within one goal 3:02 into the third period. Martynov scored his second of the night at 3:34. Following that goal, Roman Basran replaced James Porter in net. Foote brought the Rockets within one goal when he scored his second of the night 14:31 into the third while on the power play.
Basran stopped all four shots he faced in relief of Porter. Porter turned aside 13 of the 17 shots fired on him, his record moves to 6-10-2-1. Kelowna outshot the Royals 27-21.