Playoff Hopes End with a Late Contacts Goal

12/28/12 02:54:pm

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The Saskatoon Contacts scored a power play goal with a little over 5 minutes remaining in the 3rd period to defeat the Okanagan Rockets 4-3, and in the process end the Rockets hopes of a playoff appearance at the Mac's.

Josh Blanchard scored a pair of goals including a highlight real marker in the 2nd period to pace the Rockets attack. Justin Marreck scored the other Rockets goal on the afternoon.

Reid Kilburn stopped 15 of 19 shots for the Rockets in defeat. 

The Rockets will close out the round-robin with a game on Sunday against the UFA Bisons. At 1-2-0, the Rockets are unable to move past the round-robin.