(ISN) – The Kelowna Rockets defeated the Tri-City Americans 3-0 on Saturday night at Prospera Place in Kelowna, taking a two-games-to-nothing lead on the Americans in their 1st round WHL playoff series.
Jackson Whistle made 30 saves for his second consecutive shutout and Rodney Southam’s first period marker stood up as the winner.
Leon Draisaitl also scored for the Rockets, who protected its one goal lead throughout the game, until Draisaitl’s 2nd of the playoffs late in the third, sealed the win. Tyson Baillie added an empty net goal in the win.
The series now shifts to Tri-City where the Rockets and Americans will play games three and four on Tuesday and Wednesday in Kennewick, WA.
If necessary game five in the series will be back in Kelowna on Friday, April 3.