TCH: Ams force Kelowna to shootout, drop 7th straight

By Annie Fowler | Tri-City Herald

The Kelowna Rockets rolled into Kennewick at 5 a.m. Wednesday, driving through the night after their home game Tuesday night.

These days, it doesn’t matter where the Rockets lay their heads — they lead the WHL with 50 wins after Myles Bell scored the game winner in the shootout to beat the Tri-City Americans 4-3 before a Wednesday night crowd of 3,304 at Toyota Center.

“It’s really tough,” said Americans forward Parker Bowles, who had two assists. “We worked hard all game and we proved to ourselves we can beat them. We just have to keep working hard and taking positives out of the games and carrying them over.”

Tri-City (27-28-3-5, 62 points) has lost seven in a row, but the one point earned gave the Americans a two-point lead on Prince George for the eighth and final ticket to the playoffs for the Western Conference.

“We’ve gotten a point out of the last two games,” Tri-City coach Jim Hiller said. “We are adding them to the cause.”



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