Kamloops forward Gage Quinney (left) checks Kelowna Rockets forward Cole Linaker in WHL playoff action Saturday at Prospera Place.

Blazers shock Rockets with late comeback

Kamloops evens WHL playoff series with two goals in final minute on Saturday in Kelowna

On Friday, the Kamloops Blazers’ comeback attempt against the Kelowna Rockets fell just short.

A night later, the Blazers weren’t to be denied.

Ryan Rehill scored with just 4.8 seconds remaining in the third period to boost Kamloops to a 5-4 victory over the Rockets in Game 2 of their WHL playoff series at Prospera Place.

With the Blazers’ net empty and Kamloops trailing 4-3 late in the third, Colin Shirley knotted the game up with his second of the series at 19:29.

Twenty-six seconds later, Rehill buried his second of the night behind Kelowna netminder Michael Herringer to tie the best-of-seven series 1-1.

Tomas Soustal scored twice, while Rourke Chartier and Rodney Southam, with a shorthanded goal, also tallied for Kelowna.

The goaltenders, Herringer and ConnoR Ingram, each faced 44 shots.

Game 3 is set for Tuesday night in Kamloops.

 

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