Mitchell Chapman of the Kelowna Rockets (right) and the rest of the Rockets kicked off a three game weekend Friday night at home to Chilliwack

Mitchell Chapman of the Kelowna Rockets (right) and the rest of the Rockets kicked off a three game weekend Friday night at home to Chilliwack

Bruins come back on Kelowna and win in shootout

Kelowna and Chilliwack meet again Saturday in Chilliwack

The Chilliwack Bruins came from behind to defeat the Kelowna Rockets 5-4 in a shootout at Prospera Place in Kelowna Friday night.

The Bruins Robin Soudek tied the game with 3:08 left in the third period, forcing a scoreless overtime period. In the shootout Jamie Crooks scored the decisive goal, giving the Bruins two points and Kelowna one.

The Rockets record now sits at 30-22-0-1. The point gained moves them within two points of Vancouver in the race for first in the WHL BC division.

Evan Bloodoff had a pair for the Rockets while Spencer Main and Colton Sissons also scored for the Rockets who led 1-0 after the first period and 3-2 after the second.

Ryan Howse scored twice for Chilliwack and Brandon Magee also scored for Chilliwack.

The two teams will tangle again tomorrow night in Chilliwack.

Kelowna Capital News