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Bulmer scores winner as Rockets trim Silvertips's series lead to 2-1

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KELOWNA, B.C. - Brett Bulmer scored late in the third period for Kelowna, breaking a 3-3 tie, as the Rockets rallied to beat the Everett Silvertips 5-3 in Western Hockey League playoff action on Tuesday night.

Down 3-1 after the first period, Kelowna scored four unanswered goals, including two in the third for the win.

The best-of-seven series, which Everett leads 2-1, resumes Wednesday night in Kelowna with Game 4 at Prospera Place.

Geordie Wudrick and Mitchell Callahan, both with two goals apiece, also scored for Kelowna. Wudrick made it 3-2 early in the second with a power-play goal, then Callahan levelled the score seven minutes later at 10:14.

In the third, Bulmer buried a cross-crease pass to give Kelowna a 4-3 lead, with Callahan closing out the scoring with an empty-net goal.

Scott MacDonald, with his first playoff goal, Shane Harper, with his third, and Byron Froese, with his second, scored for Everett, which chased Rockets starting goalie Adam Brown early in the game after jumping out to a 3-1 lead.

Brown gave up two goals on nine shots in 11 minutes. Mark Guggenberger went 22-for-23 in relief, while Kent Simpson made 33 stops for Everett.

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