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Dylen McKinlay has two goals, assist as Rockets beat Thunderbirds 4-1

Saturday, 03.02.2013 / 8:24 PM / News

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Dylen McKinlay has two goals, assist as Rockets beat Thunderbirds 4-1

KELOWNA, B.C. - Dylen McKinlay had two goals and an assist as the Kelowna Rockets beat the Seattle Thunderbirds 4-1 in WHL action on Thursday night.

Myles Bell, with his team-leading 35th goal of the season, and Tyson Baillie also scored for Kelowna (45-15-4), which won its third straight game.

Seth Swenson, with his 16th goal of the season, replied for Seattle (21-35-8).

McKinlay made it 1-0 just 16 seconds into the first period, with Bell making it 2-0 at 4:09 of the second.

At 9:43, McKinlay knifed in a short-handed marker to make it 3-0 and Baillie rounded out the scoring at 19:31 of the third with an empty-net goal.

Swenson's goal came at 7:20 of the third period.

Jordon Cooke turned aside 17 shots for the Rockets, who host the Lethbridge Hurricanes on Saturday.

Danny Mumaugh stopped 20 shots for the Thunderbirds, who visit the Tri-City Americans on Friday.

Quote of the Day

It's about enjoying the moment. It's pretty cool to get that many people together and that excited about hockey to the point they really want you to mess up. They've got a ton of red jerseys and you have to sit back and appreciate people love hockey that much and you are the one out there who gets to play the game. Just try and stick with that respect for the game and also the mentality that for me it's just about entering the fight and seeing how long I can stay in it.

— Canucks goaltender Ryan Miller on what he expects from the fans in Calgary for Game 6