Myers tossed, Rockets advance

Tyler Myers received a five-minute major for checking from behind and a game misconduct, but the Kelowna battled their way to a 5-4 OT win to advance to the WHL finals where they'll face the Calgary Hitmen. Trailing 3-2 in the third period, a forechecking Myers drove Giants defenseman Craig Schira hard into the end boards, dislodging the glass, and spilling Schira's blood on to the ice. Evander Kane, who scored two goals on the night, put the Giants up 4-2 on the ensuing power play before Jamie Benn and Cody Almond scored 33-seconds apart to send the game to overtime. From there, Mikael Backlund sealed the series win with his hat trick goal. The WHL finals will start on Friday in Calgary. Meanwhile Myers, who was named the Western Conference Final MVP, will wait to see if a suspension will be handed out for the hit.
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