KELOWNA, B.C. - Adam Brown made 26 saves for Kelowna, earning his sixth shutout of the season, as the Rockets beat the Vancouver Giants 3-0 in Western Hockey League action Saturday night.
Tyson Barrie, with a pair of power-play markers and an empty-net goal for the hat trick, provided the offence for Kelowna (33-30-6), while winger Brandon McMillan picked up three assists.
Mark Segal turned aside 28 shots for Vancouver (39-24-5).
The win, Kelowna's third in a row, pushed the Rockets' narrow lead to four points over the Kamloops Blazers in the race for sixth place in Western Conference standings.
Kelowna has 72 points, while Kamloops has 68, though the Blazers play host to the Prince George Cougars on Sunday night while the Rockets are idle.
Both Kelowna and Kamloops have three games remaining, with the seventh-place team facing second-seeded Vancouver in the first round of the playoffs.
Vancouver suffered its fourth consecutive loss and its second in as many nights, having lost 6-1 in Kamloops on Friday night.