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Rutherford, Brayson score in third period as Chiefs beat Rockets 2-1

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SPOKANE, Wash. - David Rutherford and Drayson Bowman scored third-period goals as the Spokane Chiefs came back to beat the Kelowna Rockets 2-1 in Western Hockey League action Tuesday.

Judd Blackwater assisted on both Spokane goals. The Chiefs trail the Tri-City Americans for top spot in the U.S. Division and the Western Conference. Spokane has a game in hand.

Colin Long scored a first-period power-play goal for the Rockets, who are fourth in the Western Conference.

Kevin Armstrong made 27 saves for the Chiefs (41-13-1-5), while Torrie Jung stopped 26 shots for the Rockets (33-19-2-6).

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