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Rockets Push Win Streak to 4 with Win Over North Island

October 20, 2014

The Okanagan Rockets improved to 6-2-0 on the season thanks to a 4-3 win over the North Island Silvertips on Sunday afternoon at the Nanaimo Ice Centre. 

The win pushed the Rockets current winning streak to a season high four games.

After a poor 3rd period effort on Saturday which saw the Rockets nearly blow a 5-1 lead, the club played a far more steady game on Sunday and were rewarded with a 2nd road victory in as many games. 

The Rockets have now 14 straight games against North Island, a stretch that dates all the way back to  January 9th, 2011.

Levi Johnson (3rd), Brandon Whistle (1st), Danny Gatenby (1st), and Carter Rhine (2nd) all scored for the Rockets in the victory.  For Rhine, his goals was his 2nd consecutive game winning marker.  

Whistle also chipped in with a pair of assists for a 3 point game.  After a slow start, the offensively talented Whistle appears to be picking up steam with 5 points in his past 3 games. 

"The line of Mitchell, Binfet, and WItala has done a great job for us the past couple of weekends" said Simon Ferguson. "If we can keep getting that secondary scoring from guys like Brandon Whistle and Levi Johnson, we are going to be a tough team to play against." 

Cole Demers earned his 2nd win in as many starts as he made 19 saves for the victory on Sunday 

The Rockets played a much more physical brand of hockey on Sunday and clearly frustrated the "Tips" who provided the Rockets with 9 man advantages.  The Rockets converted on 2 of the 9 chances while they were able to kill of 3 of the 4 North Island power plays. 

The Rockets will kick off a 6 game home stand on Saturday and Sunday at the Capital News Centre as they play host to the Kootenay Ice (2-6-0). 

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