By Annie Fowler | Tri-City Herald
The Kelowna Rockets are stingier than The Grinch at Christmas.
The B.C. Division-leading Rockets limited the Tri-City Americans to just 19 shots on goal en route to a 4-1 win before a Friday night crowd of 4,118 at Toyota Center.
“They controlled the game from start to finish,” said Americans coach Jim Hiller. “We need to be more opportunistic, but we didn’t finish. This doesn’t feel good for anyone.”
Rookie Evan Sarthou finished with 42 saves for the Americans (14-11-0-2), who saw their six-game home win streak come to an end.
“Sarts gave us a chance,” Hiller said. “They had chances, but not a lot of second chances.”
At the other end, Jordan Cooke had a relatively quiet night with 18 saves as the Rockets improved to 17-3-0-2.