Rockets take 3-0 stranglehold in PG series

Game four Wednesday night

The Kelowna Rockets have taken a 3-0 series lead over the Prince George Cougars with a 7-6 win over the Cougars in their best-of-seven WHL Western Conference quarterfinal series.

For the second straight game the Rockets erased a third period deficit in what was a wild, back and forth game at the CN Centre in Prince George.

Mitchell Callahan scored twice, including the winning goal with 5:44 left in the third period. Brett Bulmer and Shane McColgan each had a goal and an assist while Zach Franko, Spencer Main and Colton Heffley also scored for Kelowna.

Adam Brown earned the win in net stopping 35 of 41 shots.

The Rockets led 3-2 after the first period but trailed 5-4 after two periods. In the third Bulmer tied the game at 5-5 just 13 seconds into the period. McColgan and Callahan staked the Rockets to a two goal lead before Martin Marincin made it 7-6 with a goal with only 37 seconds left in the game.

As a furious final few seconds ticked away, the Cougars pushed for the tying goal, only to be turned aside by Brown.

Game four goes Wednesday night in Prince George.

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