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Chiefs lose to Rockets in shootout

Thu., March 4, 2010, midnight

KELOWNA, B.C. – Geordie Wudrick and Brandon McMillan scored shootout goals for Kelowna, while Spokane’s Jared Cowen and Mitch Wahl came up empty as the Rockets hung a 3-2 loss on the Chiefs on Wednesday night in Western Hockey League action.

Spokane earned one point for the shootout loss and stays two points ahead of fourth-place Portland and four back of second-place Everett in the U.S. Division.

The Chiefs have six games left in regular-season play.

After a scoreless first period, Lucas Bloodoff staked Kelowna (31-30-2-4) to a 1-0 lead 33 seconds into the second period.

Tyler Johnson pulled the Chiefs (40-21-3-2) even with a short-handed goal at 13:54 in the second.

The Rockets retook the lead on a short-handed third-period goal by McMillan, but Brenden Kichton scored to tie it 2-2 with 9:48 left.

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