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Tri-City Americans win playoff series with 4-3 OT victory over Kelowna Rockets

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KENNEWICK, Wash. - Kruise Reddick Scored At 5:37 Of Overtime To Lead The Tri-City Americans To A 4-3 Victory Over The Kelowna Rockets And A Series Win In Western Hockey League Playoff Action On Friday Night.

Tri-City Wins The Series 4-1 And Will Play The Winner Of The Vancouver Giants-Spokane Chiefs Pairing In The Western Conference Final.

Sergei Drozd Scored Twice For The Americans, While Johnny Lazo Forced Overtime With 1:24 Left In Regulation Play.

Brandon Mcmillan Had A Pair Of Goals And An Assist For The Rockets, While Lucas Bloodoff Had A Single.

Kelowna Led 3-1 With Eight Minutes Left In Regulation After Bloodoff's Goal. But The Americans, Who Had Been Stale Most Of The Game, Came To Life.

Drozd Scored His Second Of The Game At 13:44 To Pull Tri-City Within One.

Then, With 1:58 Left In Regulation, The Americans Pulled Goaltender Drew Owsley For An Extra Attacker. With Their Four Top Forwards On The Ice, The Americans Tied The Game 3-3 As Lazo Slipped The Puck In At The Right Post.

Owsley, Who Is 8-3 In The Playoffs, Finished With 36 Saves For Tri-City, While Mark Guggenberger Stopped 37 Shots For The Rockets.

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