Tri-City Americans defeat Kelowna Rockets 5-3

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Tri-City Americans defeat Kelowna Rockets 5-3 – Mar 29, 2018

The WHL Tri-City Americans are now 3-0 in their best-of-seven playoff series against the Kelowna Rockets following a 5-3 win on home ice Wednesday.

The Americans opened up scoring in game three with a goal from Juuso Valimaki.

Morgan Geekie made two goals for the Ams, while Brett Clayton and Michael Rasmussen scored one each.

Carsen Twarynski, Kole Lind and Conner Bruggen-Cate each scored for Kelowna.

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Kelowna’s Dilon Dube was given a Major-Kneeing penalty in the second after colliding with Dylan Coghlan, but it turned into a Major Game Misconduct after Dube went to the penalty box, resulting in him being ejected from the game.

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The Americans outshot the Rockets 26-25.

The Rockets lost game one 5-0 and were set back in game two 9-7.

Game four goes Thursday night in Kennewick, Washington.

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