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Rockets click on power play early, then hold on to beat Silvertips 3-2

Monday, 02.11.2013 / 12:24 AM / News

The Canadian Press

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Rockets click on power play early, then hold on to beat Silvertips 3-2

EVERETT, Wash. - The Kelowna Rockets scored three straight goals in the first period then held on Sunday to beat the Everett Silvertips 3-2 in the WHL.

The Rockets (41-13-4) took control early with three consecutive two-man advantages. Kelowna got on the board during the first 5-on-3 power play after a blocked shot found the stick of Colton Sissons, who rifled it into an open net at 10:26.

Ryan Olsen re-directed a shot from Sissons inside the far post less than a minute later during another two-man advantage, and then the Rockets made it 3-0 just four seconds after their fifth power play expired as JT Barnett banged in a rebound out front at 14:04.

The Silvertips came back in the second with two power-play goals of their own to make it a 3-2 game. During a two-man advantage for Everett midway through the period, Ty Mappin picked up a rebound at the side of the net and banked it in off goaltender Jackson Whistle to get the Silvertips on the board.

Four minutes later Reid Petryk centred the puck to Manraj Hayer, who stuffed in his own rebound to bring Everett within one.

Ryan Harrison was hauled down on a partial breakaway and awarded a penalty shot later in the period, but Whistle shut the door.

Daniel Cotton turned away 22 shots for Everett (21-31-5) in the loss, while Whistle stopped 27 in net for the Rockets.

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