Rocket Recap: Winterhawks blank Rockets
The Portland Winterhawks handed the Kelowna Rockets their fifth straight loss on Saturday night, downing them 7-0 at Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Portland, OR.
Coming into the game, the Winterhawks were riding a hot streak of 15-0-1-1.
The Rockets were heavily outshot, facing a season-high 57 shots. Portland fired 18 shots on net during the first period, another 24 during the second and 15 in the final frame.
Seth Jarvis (21) opened the scoring 1:56 into the game with a laser from the left side to beat Rockets starter Cole Schwebius blocker side. Jack O’Brien (7) made it a two-goal lead with a power-play marker.
Scwebius stopped 38 of the 42 shots he faced, while Tisdale turned aside 12 of the 15 fired on him.
The Rockets were zero-for-four on the power play, the Winterhawks were zero-for-five with the man advantage.
Kelowna was without eight regulars in the lineup. Kyle Topping (lower body/one week), Liam Kindree (upper body/ten weeks), Nolan Foote (lower body/week to week), Sean Comrie (upper body/two weeks), Mark Liwiski (upper body/day to day), Trevor Wong (lower body/day to day) and goaltender Roman Basran (day-to-day) were out with injuries. Kaedan Korczak served the second of his three-game suspension.