Payworks Recap: Cougars swipe 5-2 victory over Rockets
The Kelowna Rockets fell 5-2 to the Prince George Cougars on Wednesday night at Prospera Place.
The Cougars got on the scoreboard first and didn’t look back once. Jumping out to a commanding 3-0 lead in the second period, the Cougars were able to hold off any kind of Rockets comeback, quickly answering when the Rockets finally found the back of the net in the third period.
John Babcock and Adam Kydd were the goal scorers for the Rockets.
Cayden Glover (5) beat Rockets netminder Jari Kykkanen just 2:32 into the game.
The Cougars pushed their way out to a three-goal lead in the second period thanks to a pair of goals from Carter MacAdams (8, 9), including a power play marker.
John Babcock (3) skated his way around the perimeter, picking off the corner to get the Rockets on the board. MacAdams (10) completed the hat trick just under a minute after Babcock’s goal. Ethan Samson (10) then added another Cougars goal. In the final seconds of the game Adam Kydd (9) found the back of the net for Kelowna.
Hey, Johnny! Take notes folks, the big d man is mobile and can pick off corners.
— Kelowna Rockets (@Kelowna_Rockets) February 17, 2022
Kykkanen’s record moves to 3-1-0-0, he made 23 saves on 28 shots.
Kelowna was zero-for-one on the power play, while Prince George was two-for-four.
The Rockets outshot the Cougars 46-28.
With the loss, Kelowna’s record is now 26-12-1-3.
Kelowna will now head to Prince George to face the Cougars on Friday and Saturday at the CN Centre. You can watch the game on CHL TV or listen on AM 1150.
The next Rockets home game is on Monday, February 21 at 2:05 against the Tri-City Americans. Tickets for all Rockets home games are available at selectyourtickets.com, at the Prospera Place box office or by phone at 250-762-5050. Select Your Tickets is open 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and opens at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday home game days.