Jordon Cooke stopped all 32 shots he faced as the Kelowna Rockets shutout the Prince George Cougars 3-0 at Prospera Place in Kelowna on Thursday night. Cooke was excellent in the first period when the Cougars outshot Kelowna 14-7 while a Colton Sissons penalty shot goal turned the tide in the Rockets direction. Sissons marker came short-handed and gave Kelowna a 1-0 lead after the first period.
Myles Bell added his seventh and eighth goals of the season to give Kelowna the 3-0 win, in front of 4,781 fans at Prospera Place. The win improved the Rockets record 5-5-1-0 on the season, heading into another home game on Saturday.
Kelowna will host Brandon on Saturday in its annual Pink Power Play night where the team will wear pink jerseys and auction them off with all proceeds going to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.
It's also the annual Halloween scramble in the first intermission.
Tickets are available for the game through www.selectyourtickets.com or by calling 250-762-5050.
Prince George Cougars 0 at Kelowna Rockets 3 - Status: Final
Thursday, October 18, 2012 - Prospera Place - Kelowna, BC
Prince George 0 0 0 - 0
Kelowna 1 1 1 - 3
1st Period-1, Kelowna, Sissons 6 12:37 (SH). Penalties-Martin Kel (holding), 11:55; Ehrhardt P.g (hooking), 12:37; Wheaton Kel (roughing), 12:54; Forsberg P.g (slashing), 15:00.
2nd Period-2, Kelowna, Bell 7 (Severson), 19:51. Penalties-Erricson P.g (hooking), 4:50; Lees Kel (delay of game), 9:26; Vasko Kel (charging), 16:30.
3rd Period-3, Kelowna, Bell 8 (McKinlay), 0:34. Penalties-McNulty P.g (checking to the head), 4:46; McKinlay Kel (interference), 5:00; Mykitiuk P.g (slashing), 10:03; Heffley Kel (checking to the head), 12:55; Bowey Kel (hooking), 14:19.
Shots on Goal-Prince George 14-10-8-32. Kelowna 7-8-11-26.
Power Play Opportunities-Prince George 0 / 7; Kelowna 0 / 4.
Goalies-Prince George, Engel 1-2-0-0 (26 shots-23 saves). Kelowna, Cooke 4-5-1-0 (32 shots-32 saves).
Referees-Kevin Bennett (29), Steve Papp (17).
Linesmen-Mike Langin (67), Ward Pateman (124).