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VIDEO: Dillon Dube scores goal of the year candidate in Rockets win

Carsen Twarysnki scored a hat trick, but it was Dillon Dube’s lone goal that stole the show on Wednesday.

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After Twarysnki opened the scoring in the first, a Cal Foote holding penalty set the stage for a little Dube magic.

While shorthanded, the 19-year-old stole the puck in the Prince George zone and proceeded to dance and weave around all five Cougars before snapping a shot past Isaiah DiLaura.

The incredible individual effort immediately was unassisted and will surely be in the goal of the year discussion at year’s end.

Another goal from Twarynski gave the Rockets a 3-0 lead through 20 minutes and they built on that even further in the middle frame.

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After Josh Curtis scored his own shorthanded marker to pull the Cougars within two, Twarynski completed the hat trick with his 18th goal of the year on the powerplay.

Captain Cal Foote would add another before the period was through and the Rockets would skate into the third with a 5-1 lead.

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Prince George would add a pair of late goals courtesy of Jared Bethune and Dennis Cholowski, but that’s as close as they’d come.

James Porter made 26 saves in the win, his 11th of the season, while DiLaura turned aside 24 of 29 shots in the loss.

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The Rockets now hit the road for a Friday night game in Spokane before returning home to host the Kootenay Ice for Teddy Bear Toss night on Saturday.

There’s a chance that Kole Lind will make his return on Saturday as well following a battle with mono.

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Tickets for Saturday are available through Select Your Tickets, at the Prospera Place box office or by phone at 250-762-5050.

For more information on Teddy Bear Toss night, click this link.

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