Western Bantams Day 3, Rockets 2 Terriers 2

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Western Canada Bantam Championship host Kelowna Rockets pulled one out of the fire in the final minute of the game to tie Saskatchewan champion Yorkton Terriers 2-2 Saturday morning.

With a 1:20 to go and the face-off in the Yorkton end, the Terriers called a 30 second time out. The Rockets followed with their own timeout. On the ensuing face-off the puck came back to Rockets point where Jeremy Hite blasted one past a screened Alex Geddes to tie the game at 2.

Five minutes earlier Matt Alcorn had put the Rockets on the scoreboard, on a set up from Hite and Matt Alcorn.

Yorkton had opened the scoring with a goal from Brett Kemp on a play from Derrick Budz and Keenan Serling with a minute 1:15 left in the second, and taken a 2-0 lead about five minutes into the third on a goal from Carson Miller with assists from Carson Welke and McKenzie Welke.

Shots were 28-27 Saskatchewan.

Both teams are battling for a spot in the bronze medal game Sunday.