Sunday, February 1, 2015

Kelowna 5 Kootenay 1

From Chris Wahl ...
The Kelowna Rockets scored four times in the first period en route to a 5-1 victory over the Kootenay ICE Saturday at Western Financial Place.

Edmonton Oilers first-round pick Leon Draisaitl scored a goal and an assist and was named first star as the Rockets snapped Kootenay's four game home winning streak.

Kelowna opened the scoring with a short-handed marker from Rourke Chartier just past the five-minute mark, before defenseman Cole Martin and Draisaitl scored 2:28 apart to give the visitors a 3-0 lead 12:41 into the game.

Gage Quinney added a fourth Rocket goal, but the ICE rounded out the first-period scoring on a power-play blast from Tyler King with ten seconds left in the frame.

16 year-old Dillon Dube padded Kelowna's lead late in the second period before a scoreless final stanza.

Rockets goaltender Jackson Whistle made 25 saves to earn the victory in goal, while Wyatt Hoflin stopped 24 shots at the other end for Kootenay.

Riley Stadel and Tyson Baillie both enjoyed multi-point nights for Kelowna, each chipping in with two assists.

Levi Cable and Vince Loschiavo had assists for the ICE.

UP NEXT: The ICE entertain the Brandon Wheat Kings for a pair of games Friday, February 6 and Saturday, February 7. Both contests start at 7:00 pm at Western Financial Place.