WHL PLAYOFFS: Tri-City defeats Kelowna for 3-1 series lead

Rockets outshoot Americans badly but can't get the win.

The Kelowna Rockets outshot the Tri City Americans 35-13 but lost 3-2 to the Americans and are now down 3-1 in their WHL Western Conference semi final series.

The Rockets fell behind 1-0 and 2-1 and both times battled back to tie the game. But both times the Americans would battle back to take the lead.

Down 2-1 midway through the third period, Brandon McMillan tied the game for the Rockets. But only 1:10 later Tri City’s Kruise Reddick scored to make it 3-2.

Down 1-0 in the second period Tyson Barrie got the Rockets on even terms at 1-1 only to see the Americans Brock Sutherland make it 2-1 just 18 seconds later.

Tyler Schmidt scored the only goal of the first period to give Tri City a lead after the first period of play.

The series now shifts to Tri-City for game five on Friday night.

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