Tyson Baillie's goal five minutes into overtime gave Kelowna a 3-2 win over the Seattle Thunderbirds for a historic comeback win in their WHL playoff series

KELOWNA, B.C. — Tyson Baillie’s third goal, five minutes into overtime, gave Kelowna a 3-2 win over the Seattle Thunderbirds Wednesday for a historic comeback win in their Western Hockey League playoff series.

The Rockets became only the second team to rally from a 3-0 series deficit to advance, taking the series 4-3. They play Kamloops in the seven-game Western Conference semifinals.

Five of seven games in the Seattle-Kelowna series went to overtime. The T-birds looked finished late in Game 7, but Luke Lockhart’s goal tied it with seven seconds left in regulation.

Evan Wardley had put the T-birds ahead 1-0 in the second period, but Baillie tied it with goals in the second and third periods.

    Most Read Stories

Goalie Brandon Glover stopped 32 of 35 shots for the Thunderbirds. Seattle finished 0 for 27 on power plays in the series.


Kaitlin Inglesby tossed a five-hitter and Kimberlee Souza hit a three-run homer as Washington beat UCLA 6-0 in Los Angeles to complete a Pac-12 series sweep. Missy Taukeiaho added a solo homer and Kylee Lahners had a two-run shot for Washington (28-10, 6-3). It’s the Huskies’ first three-game conference sweep on the road, and the first time they have won three straight against the Bruins (25-11, 2-7) since 2004.


Portland (12-17) pounded out 18 hits in a 13-6 nonleague win over Seattle U at Bannerwood Park in Bellevue. Zach Aaker had a two-run homer for the Redhawks (10-18).


Madison Culp of the UW is among 26 women invited to the under-23 national team selection camp in Princeton, N.J. U.S. women’s eight and quadruple sculls crews will compete at the World U-23 Championships July 24-28 in Linz, Austria.

From sports-information reports.