Rockets get a nail biter

Surprise, surprise, the Kelowna Rockets were involved in yet another one-goal game.

Nearly half of this season's 29 games have been decided by one goal, including Tuesday's 2-1 win in Moose Jaw.

It was their fifth win in 13 one-goal games, including two in a row, to open this five-game East Division road trip.

Andrew Cristall provided all the offense the Rockets needed, scoring his 16th and 17th, while Jake Pilon knocked the door on the other end, turning aside 32 shots to earn the win.

Cristall opened the scoring in the eighth minute, grabbing a bouncing puck and lifting it over a fallen Jackson Unger in the Warriors net.

The Warriors equalized in the second before Cristall scored the game-winner with eight minutes left in regulation.

Pilon closed the door completely.

The Warriors, who scored the fifth-most goals in the league, were without their three top scorers.

Jagger Firkus, Brayden Yager and defenseman Denton Mateychuk are all in Canada's selection camp for the World Junior Hockey Championship.

The Rockets' pregame road trip continues with games Wednesday in Brandon, Friday in Prince Albert and Saturday in Saskatoon.



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