Geordie Wudrick's second goal of the game 42-seconds into overtime handed Spokane their second straight loss in extra time as the Kelowna Rockets beat the Chiefs 3-2 in the Arena on Saturday night. After falling behind 2-0 in the first period Spokane scored twice in the third to even the game, force overtime and earn a point for the ninth time in 10 games.
Kelowna's goals came at 8:25 of the first, on the power play by Zach Franko, and 15:05 by Wudrick. The Rockets outshot Spokane 12-4 in the opening period. Each team had five shots in the second.
Tyler Johnson scored the Chiefs first on a rebound at 8:58 of the third. Tyler Vanscourt and Brady Brassart had the assists on the power play.
The equalizer was scored when a Matt Marantz pass hit hit a Kelowna defenseman and banked into the net. The goal was originally credited to Steve Kuhn, but was reviewed following the game and awarded to the 19-year-old Marantz, his fourth of the year. The goal was scored at 13:05 and was the Chiefs third shorthanded goal in three games. Spokane had 14 shots in the third.
The game winner was scored on the power play after the Chiefs were hit with a delay of game penalty with just 49-seconds remaining in regulation.
Mac Engel made 21 saves for the Chiefs. Spokane outshot the Rockets 27-24.
Spokane will remain at home next week when they host Medicine Hat on Friday and Portland on Saturday.