KENNEWICK, Wash. - Adam Hughesman had two goals and an assist and rookie Eric Comrie finished with 27 saves Friday as the Tri-City Americans downed Kelowna 5-2 to hand the Rockets their first loss of the Western Hockey League season.
The Rockets (3-1-0), who beat the Americans (4-2-0) on Wednesday, were the last team in the WHL to lose a game this season.
Kelowna opened the scoring with a power-play goal by Cody Chikie at 11:56 of the first, but the Americans evened things with a goal by Connor Rankin on the man advantage.
Hughesman scored at 1:40 of the second period to make it 2-1 Tri-City and Jordan Messier added another a minute later to stretch the lead to two.
Hughesman gave the Americans a 4-1 lead before Myles Bell cut the deficit in half midway through the period.
Mitch Topping added the final goal for Tri-City. Zach Yuen and Justin Feser each added two assists.
Adam Brown made 33 saves for the Rockets.