Cougars shut out Rock­ets on the road

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The Kelowna Rock­ets were shutout 4-0 by the Prince Go­erge Cougars on Sat­ur­day night at the CN Cen­tre in Prince Geroge.

Cougar Josh Maser opened the scor­ing when he fired a wrist shot past Rock­ets starter James Porter 7:57 into the open­ing pe­riod.

Prince Ge­orge took a 2-0 lead when the puck went off a Rocket and into the net; Josh Cur­tis was cred­ited with the goal. The Rock­ets made a goal­tend­ing change 3:22 into the pe­riod, re­plac­ing Porter with Ro­man Bas­ran.

Vladislav Mikhalchuk ex­tended Prine Ge­orge's lead to 3-0 a minute into the third pe­riod. Mikhalchuk scored his sec­ond of the night while on the power-play at 13:52.

Bas­ran turned aside eight of the 10 shots he faced in re­lief of Porter, who stopped 18 of 20 shots.

The Cougars out­shot the Rock­ets 30-20.

Kelowna (17-21-4) re­turns home to host Van­cou­ver Canucks prospect Jett Woo and the Moose Jaw War­riors on Wednes­day. Game time is 7 p.m.

Ban­tam T2 War­riors win Kam­loops event

West Kelowna War­riors’ Matthew Saret­sky was named an all-star and top for­ward after scor­ing 12 goals and two as­sists in six games at the Kam­loops In­ter­na­tional Ban­tam Ice Hockey Tour­na­ment last week­end.

Saret­sky is one of only two WKMHA play­ers to be named to the all-star team in the tour­na­ment’s his­tory (Jake Har­ri­son also won the honor in 2013).

The West Kelowna War­riors Ban­tam T2 team ended up 3-3 and lost the B cham­pi­onship on Sun­day to the Cal­gary Canucks.

Michel scores 3 TDs, Pats roll past L.A.

FOXBOR­OUGH, Mass. — Tom Brady rec­og­nizes that there are some who be­lieve the Pa­tri­ots are near­ing the end of their run of un­prece­dented play­off suc­cess.

New Eng­land took an­other step to si­lenc­ing those voices for a lit­tle longer. Sony Michel ran for 129 yards and had three touch­downs and the Pa­tri­ots beat the Los An­ge­les Charg­ers 41-28 in the di­vi­sional play­offs on Sun­day to earn their eighth straight trip to the AFC cham­pi­onship.

New Eng­land (12-5) will play at Kansas City in next week’s AFC ti­tle game. The Pa­tri­ots beat the Chiefs 43-40 in Foxbor­ough in Week 6.

Saints rally to host NFC ti­tle game

NEW OR­LEANS — When the New Or­leans Saints fi­nally found their rhythm, they marched one step closer to the Su­per Bowl.

Us­ing a ball-con­trol of­fence and a few gam­bles that paid off, the Saints got two touch­down passes from Drew Brees and two in­ter­cep­tions from Mar­cus Lat­ti­more in a 20-14 vic­tory over the Phil­a­del­phia Ea­gles, Sun­day.

Brees took the Saints on scor­ing drives of 92, 79 and 67 yards after fall­ing be­hind 14-0. Lat­ti­more clinched it when Nick Foles’ pass from the Saints 27 de­flected off usu­ally sure­handed re­ceiver Al­shon Jef­fery with about two min­utes re­main­ing. More NFL on page B3.

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