The Kelowna Rockets are playoff bound.
With a 5-4 overtime win on Saturday night against the Spokane Chiefs, they have clinched the eighth and final playoff spot in the WHL’s Western Conference.
oooookay so the Rockets admin has some good news.
because we're headed to OT, we've picked up the single point needed to clinch the last playoff spot in the western conference. pic.twitter.com/qFMTnQIzOG
— Kelowna Rockets (@Kelowna_Rockets) March 12, 2023
When the game went to overtime, the Rockets clinched their playoff spot with the single point, but captain Gabriel Szturc’s second goal of the game was the game-winning goal to secure the win. The overtime-winning goal capped off a four-point night for Szturc.
Elias Carmichael, Marcus Pacheco, and Dylan Wightman also all scored in the game for the Rockets.
The Rockets also made the playoffs in the 2021-22 season.