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Jamie Benn and Colin Long lead Kelowna over Prince George 6-2

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KELOWNA, B.C. - Jamie Benn scored two goals for Kelowna, and league-leading scorer Colin Long tallied two assists, giving him 100 points, as the Rockets defeated the Prince George Cougars 6-2 in WHL action on Saturday night.

Evan Bloodoff, Cody Almond, captain James McEwan and Brady Leavold also scored for Kelowna (38-26-2-6), which led 4-0 and 5-2 at the period breaks in what was the Rockets' final regular-season game.

Benn's two goals were his 32nd and 33rd goals of the season. He has now scored four goals in three games after missing 17 games with a high ankle sprain.

With the win, Kelowna will finish fifth in Western Conference standings with 84 points.

Justin Maylan and Greg Gardner, with his 23rd goal, replied for Prince George (19-48-1-3), which failed to make the playoffs this season. It's the third time in five seasons the Cougars have not been invited to the post-season.

Torrie Jung made 16 saves for the Rockets, who will play Seattle in first-round playoff action next weekend.

At the other end, Real Cyr turned aside 40 shots for the Cougars, who close out their regular season tonight in Kamloops against the Blazers.

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