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Kelowna Rockets earn first win of the season against Prince George Cougars

Kelowna defeated Prince George 5-2 Saturday night
The Cougars score two goals against The Rockets' five. (via Prince George Cougars Hockey Club)

The Kelowna Rockets took home their first win of the season, beating the Prince George Cougars 5-2 Saturday night (Sept. 29) at the CN Centre.

The Rockets' top line of Nolan Foote, Leif Mattson and Kyle Topping accounted for four of five goals. The loss ended the Cougars' two-game win streak.

The Kelowna Rockets were off to a fast start Saturday, scoring three goals before the 10-minute mark of the first period with their three first-period goals coming after they failed to score in the first period in their previous four games.

Players Austin Crossley and Ryan Schoettler earned the Cougars two goals, and Ethan Browen had one assist.

Both of the PG goals came from defensemen and two of the Cougars' rear-guards are inside the top four in team scoring. Schoettler is second in team scoring with a pair of goals and four points, and Joel Lakusta is fourth with three assists.

The Cougars are off until next weekend when they face another B.C. Division foe in the Vancouver Giants, in a weekend doubleheader on Oct. 5 and 6  at the CN Centre. Puck drop is 7 p.m. for both games.


Hanna Petersen

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Born and raised in Prince George, Hanna Petersen is a graduate of UNBC. She then abandoned her hometown for the East Coast, graduating with a bachelor of journalism from the University of King's College in the process.
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