Rockets beat Royals tying their series at two games apiece

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The Kelowna Rockets defeated the Victoria Royals 4-3 on Thursday night at Prospera Place in Kelowna, tying their WHL Playoffs series at two games apiece.

 

Cole Linaker scored the game winning goal with just 10.7 seconds remaining in the 3rd period, snapping a 3-3 tie as he tipped in a Justin Kirkland pass from the point.

 

The win ties the series 2-2 with game five Friday night in Victoria.

 

The game was tied 1-1 after the first period, 2-2 after the second and 3-3 in the third period as the Rockets held leads of 2-1 and 3-2 only to see Victoria battle back

 

Joe Gatenby, Tomas Soustal and Justin Kirkland scored for the Rockets earlier in the game. Linaker’s game winning goal came on a power play and sent 5,361 fans into a frenzy in Kelowna.

 

Michael Herringer earned the win in net as the Royals outshot the Rockets 35-31 in the game.

 

The series now shifts back to Victoria for game five in the series on Friday night as the teams will both travel overnight back to Vancouver before getting to Victoria tomorrow.

 

Game six is Sunday at Prospera Place in Kelowna in a 5:05 p.m. start.

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