Marcus Mitchell and the Okanagan Rockets got back to basics in a big way on Sunday morning at the Save on Foods Memorial Centre in Victoria and were rewarded with a solid 7-3 win over the Royals.
The Rockets staff were left unimpressed by the clubs effort during Saturday's 5-2 loss and pushed the players to respond with a more complete effort on Sunday.
Marcus Mitchell pushed his team leading goal total to 18 as he picked up his 3rd hat-trick of the season. The Rockets Brandon Whistle also had a nice game on Sunday with a goal, his 7th of the year, and 2 helpers.
Sam Binfet (10th) and Lucas Cullen (6th) also scored for the Rockets who improved to 17-6-1 and remain in 2nd place in the BCMML standings heading into a big weekend vs the North West Giants at the Burnaby Winter Club.
Cole Demers earned the win in goal, his 8th win of the year while making 19 saves for the Rockets who outshot the Royals 30-22 in the contest.