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.