Rocket Recap: Rockets come from behind to take down Giants
The Kelowna Rockets made a third-period comeback to defeat the Vancouver Giants 4-3 at Prospera Place on Saturday night.
The Rockets made their first come from behind win of the season, getting goals from Jake Lee and Mark Liwiski. Netminder Cole Schwebius stopped 24 of the 27 shots he faced on his way to picking up his third win of the season.
Justin Sourdif (6) pulled the Giants in front with a short-handed tally. Kaedan Korczak’s (2) wrister from the blue line found its way through traffic and into the back of the net to tie things up once again. Florida Panthers prospect, Sourdif (7) netted his second of the game to put Vancouver ahead once again.
Defenceman Jake Lee (1) charged up the ice to give the Rockets their first lead of the game two minutes into the third. Mark Liwiski (5) jumped on a rebound a little over three minutes later to put Kelowna in front for good.
— Kelowna Rockets (@Kelowna_Rockets) April 25, 2021
Vancouver goaltender Trent Miner turned aside 16 of the 20 shots fired on him.
The Rockets power play went one-for-four on the night, while the Giants were one-for-one with the man advantage.
Vancouver outshot Kelowna 27-20.
The Rockets record is now 5-2-0-0.
Rilen Kovacevic, William Irvine, Noah Dorey, Ethan Ernst, Jackson DeSouza and Nicholas Cristiano were the Rockets scratches.
Devin Korosi was the winner of the Rockets 50/50, taking home $420 of the total pot of $840 with the winning number of #D-2125376.
The Rockets will be back in action on Tuesday night when the Victoria Royals are the host team at Prospera Place, puck drop is set for 7:05 PM.
As the WHL returns to play in the WHL Hub Centers in Kamloops and Kelowna, no spectators will be permitted to enter Sandman Centre or Prospera Place.
WHL fans can look forward to taking in games across the whole league through the newly-launched WHL Live on CHL TV. More are details available by visiting watch.CHL.ca.