BC- The score was the same as the first two meetings, but the outcome
Rockets (16-8-1-1, 34 pts) were led by Dylen McKinlay's go ahead goal
and two assists as they defeat the Tri-City Americans (16-9-1-1, 34 pts)
3-2 at the Prospera Place in Kelowna.
their win streak to four games, while the Americans drop their second straight
game. This is the Americans fourth
straight loss to the Rockets in Kelowna.
Kelowna got off to
a quick start, as Myles Bell scored a wraparound shot 1:37 into the first period
to give the Rockets an early lead. Bell would add another goal midway through
the period on a turnover by the Americans which led to a breakaway chance as he
fired a wrist shot into the goal to make it 2-0. But the lead would be cut to
one as Connor Rankin would put home a rebound on the power play. At the end of
the period during a 4-on-4, Drydn Dow juked out a Kelowna defender and then
slipped a backhand between Jordon Cooke's legs to tie the game. Tri-City led the
period in shots 13-11 and went into the second period tied at two.
The second period
was scoreless until Kelowna retook the lead as Dylan McKinlay slipped a shot
past Eric Comrie to make it 3-2. Both teams had an equal amount of chances and
each team had eight shots. Tri-City had two power plays in the period, but
couldn't capitalize on either opportunity as they went into the third period
down by one.
Kelowna had two
power plays in the third period, but couldn't extend the lead. Tri-City outshot
the Rockets 6-4 in the final period and had a 6-on-5 advantage towards the end
of the game, but couldn't tie the game as Kelowna held on for the victory.
assist tonight moved him into 9th alone on the Americans all-time points list
and extends his point streak to six games.
Eric Comrie didn't
have quite the performance of the first two games, making 20 saves in the loss.
Jordon Cooke made 25 saves in the win.
Wednesday, March 27 2013 3:11 AM EDT2013-03-27 07:11:49 GMT
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Kennewick, WA- Tri-City was pushed to the brink of a 3-0 deficit. But the Americans stared that fate down and would not be denied a win tonight.
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