By the time Kelowna finally tested Spokane goaltender Mac Engle, the Rockets were already in a deep hole.
Jason Fram, Mitch Holmberg and Anthony Bardaro scored before Kelowna had a shot on goal and the Chiefs went on to a 5-1 win over the visiting Rockets in Western Hockey League action Saturday.
Fram, a 16-year old rookie defenceman, had his second goal in as many games to open the scoring at 7:31. Holmberg followed with his first goal before Bardaro got his sixth, and fifth on the power play, at 13:16 for Spokane (2-2-1).
Kelowna (3-2-0) didn't get a shot until the clock dipped under five minutes. The Rockets were out-shot 18-3 in the first period and 17-4 in the second.
Elsewhere in the WHL it was: Prince George 2 Regina 0; Swift Current 6 Lethbridge 3; Saskatoon 5 Edmonton 1; Kootenay 2 Red Deer 1; Seattle 5 Victoria 4; Kamloops 5 Everett 2; Portland 5 Prince Albert 4; and Medicine Hat 4 Vancouver 3 (SO).
At Spokane,Wash., Homberg made it 4-0 less than a minute into the second period. Kelowna broke through on Cody Chikie?s goal at 14:15.
Barbaro's second goal of a game, his sixth power play goal and seventh goal of the season, made it 5-1 with 5:55 to go.
Engle only faced 12 shots in the Spokane goal while the Chiefs peppered Jordan Cooke with 45, including the first 15 of the game.
Cougars 2 Pats 0
At Regina, Drew Owsley made 19 saves and Prince George (3-3-1) shut out the Pats (5-2-0).
Broncos 6 Hurricanes 3
At Swift Current, Sask., rookie Coda Gordon scored third-period goals 46 seconds apart to break a 3-3 tie as the Broncos (2-3-1) defeated Lethbridge (2-4-1).
Blades 5 Oil Kings 1
At Saskatoon, Darren Dietz, Darian Dziurzynski and Duncan Siemens scored in the first period as the Blades (4-1-0) dumped Edmonton (3-2-2).
Ice 2 Rebels 1
At Red Deer, Alta., Nathan Lieuwen made 33 saves as Kootenay (4-1-2) beat the Rebels (3-3-0).
Thunderbirds 5 Royals 4
At Kent, Wash., Branden Troock scored twice and Seattle (1-3-0) beat Victoria (4-4-0).
Blazers 5 Silvertips 2
At Everett, Wash., Matt Needham scored two power-play goals late in the second period, leading Kamloops (4-1-0) over the Silvertips (1-2-2).
Winterhawks 5 Raiders 4
At Portland, Ore., Sven Bartschi had two goals and two assists as the Winterhawks (4-3-0) edged Prince Albert (2-5-1).
Tigers 4 Giants 3 (SO)
At Vancouver, Jayden Hart scored in regulation and added the shootout winner, as Medicine Hat (4-3-0) edged the Giants (3-3-1).