In WHL action last night the Kelowna Rockets wrapped up their Alberta road trip edging the Medicine Hat Tigers 2-1.
The Rockets would take a 1-0 lead on a funky goal. The official scoring sheet says Kelowna empty net goal in the first period…how does that happen? Let me explain.
Nolan Foote was called for kneeing, Tigers starter, Jordan Hollett skated to the bench for the delayed penalty. During that time Medicine Hat forward, Bryan Lockner played the puck back right into their empty net, Leif Mattson(15) was credited with the goal.
Tigers, Dylan MacPherson was called for interference midway through the second. The Rockets power play went to work, Mattson would bank in his second of the night on a centering pass from Kyle Topping at 11:09.
Rockets dominated the Star selection with Basran getting First Star and Leif Mattson earning Second.
The Rockets are off till Friday when they travel to Kamloops.
In BCHL action this afternoon the West Kelowna Warriors host the Cowichan Valley Capitols at 2:30
Photo credit: Marissa Baecker