KELOWNA, British Columbia -- Mitchell Callahan broke a 1-all tie mid-way through the third period Wednesday night to lead the Kelowna Rockets to a 3-1 victory over the Tri-City Americans before a packed house of 6,038 fans at Prospera Place.
It was the third of four road games this week for Tri-City (40-22-2-2, 84 points), which will play Friday at Spokane before playing host to Prince George on Sunday.
Kelowna (39-26-0-1, 79 points) is one game closer to winning its first B.C. Division title in six years with the victory.
Vancouver has won the last five division titles.
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The Rockets were on the board early in the game as Geordie Wudrick scored his 39th of the season on the power play at 2:03 of the first period.
The Americans were scoreless in the first but tied the score at 1 in the second as Carter Ashton scored in the midst of a 5-minute power play at 13:56.
Callahan would net the game-winner in the third, and Evan Bloodoff got an empty-net goal at 19:09 to put the game out of reach.
Drew Owsley had 21 saves for Tri-City, whose three-game winning streak ended.
Rockets goalie Adam Brown finished with 27 saves for his first career win over the Americans.
Americans defenseman Tyler Schmidt, with an assist on Ashton's goal, is tied with Darrell Hay for first on the team's all-time scoring list for defensemen with 161 points.