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KELOWNA, CANADA - FEBRUARY 2: Carter Hart #70 of the Everett Silvertips makes a glove save during first period against the Kelowna Rockets on FEBRUARY 2, 2018 at Prospera Place in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Marissa Baecker/Shoot the Breeze)

The Kelowna Rockets fell 3-2 to the Everett Silvertips on Friday night at Prospera Place in Kelowna.

After a scoreless first 19:49, Patrick Bajkov(24) scored on a Silvertips power play with 10.8 seconds remaining in the period and Everett held a 1-0 lead after 20 minutes.

Connor Dewar(28) scored on another Tips power play at 10:08 of the middle stanza to give Everett a two goal lead and they held that lead into the final frame.

At 8:32 of the third Bryce Kindopp(15) made it 3-0 Tips for their third power play marker of the evening, but with 11:00 to go Kyle Topping(18) broke the shutout and got Kelowna on the board. With 1:26 remaining Carsen Twarynski(33) drew the Rockets within one, but that would be it as the Tips held on for the 3-2 victory.

Brodan Salmond’s record falls to 6-6-0-1 after stopping 24 of 27 shots he faced. The Rockets outshot Everett 31-27.

Kelowna’s record is now 32-15-3-1.

Kelowna and Everett are right back at it again tomorrow night at 7:05pm in Everett.

The Rockets are back at home on Wednesday, February 7th when they host their divisional rivals the Vancouver Giants.