KELOWNA, B.C. - Luke Lockhart scored twice, including the winner at 19:09 of overtime, as the Seattle Thunderbirds edged the host Kelowna Rockets 5-4 on Friday in Western Hockey League playoff action.
Dylen McKinlay added a single goal to round out Kelowna's offence.
Brandon Glover made 35 saves for the win as Jordon Cooke stopped 45 shots in defeat.
Seattle went 0 for 2 on the power play while Kelowna scored once on six chances with the man advantage.
Game 2 is scheduled for Saturday Mar. 23rd when the Blazers host the Thunderbirds at Prospera Place.