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Southam Nets OT Winner; Rockets Beat Blazers 4-3

The Kelowna Rockets defeated the Kamloops Blazers 4-3 in overtime on Wednesday night in Kamloops as the Rockets pulled into a tie for first place overall in the WHL.

Rodney Southam scored the overtime winner, his fourth of the season, as Kelowna improved to 15-5-1-0 on the season.

The Rockets scored twice in the third period to grab a 3-2 lead before Kamloops tied the game with just 27 seconds left in the period. Southam ended proceedings at 1:47 of overtime.

Kole Lind, Tomas Soustal and Tanner Wishnowski also scored for the Rockets while Tyson Baillie had two assists.

Jackson Whistle earned the win, his 10th of the season, as the Rockets outshot Kamloops 34-31.

Kelowna now returns to Prospera Place for a pair of games this weekend, hosting Edmonton on Friday and Vancouver on Saturday.

Tickets are available for the game through www.selectyourtickets.com, at the Prospera Place box office or by phone at 250-762-5050.

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