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Rockets shutdown Blazers in home opener

The Kelowna Rockets snapped the Kamloops Blazers four-game win streak with a 4-2 victory in their home opener on Friday night at Prospera Place.

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Colby Knight, who was acquired earlier in the week from the Edmonton Oil Kings, stopped 29 shots to pick up his first win of the season.

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Colton Dach picked up a pair of goals, while Pavel Novak chipped in two assists to propel the Rockets to their second straight victory.

A sold-out crowd of 3400 fans packed into the stands - the current B.C. Provincial Health Office restrictions allow for 50% capacity at Prospera Place.

Dach got the night started 7:47 into the game, streaking down the wing he beat Blazers starter Dylan Garand glove side.

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Max Graham pushed the Rockets lead to two 36 seconds into the second period.

Josh Pillar and Viktor Persson responded early in the third period to tie the game.

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Dach netted the game-winner while on the power play just before the mid-way point of the third.

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Elias Carmichael netted the empty netter.

The Rockets record is now 2-1-0-0.

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The Rockets are now off until next Saturday when they'll head to Vancouver to face the Giants at the Langley Events Centre.



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