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Rockets ride power play to 2-1 victory over division rival Vancouver

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VANCOUVER, B.C. - The Kelowna Rockets scored twice on the power play and goalie Adam Brown made 19 saves to come away with a 2-1 victory over the Vancouver Giants on Friday night in the Western Hockey League.

With the win, Kelowna moves to within a point of the Giants for second place in the Western Division.

It was a quiet first period until Lucas Bloodoff broke the deadlock at 17:15. Bloodoff was perfectly placed in front of the Vancouver net and was able to bang in a rebound off a point shot for his fourth goal of the season.

Vancouver didn't come close to scoring until late in the second period when James Henry scored his fourth goal of the season off a pass from Brendan Gallagher.

Shane McColgan scored the winner for the Rockets (5-2-1) at 9:23 of the third, firing a one-timer from the point through traffic that beat Giants netminder Jamie Tucker.

Tucker made 28 saves in a losing effort for Vancouver (5-2-2).

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