The Okanagan Major Rockets stepped back into league play this weekend after a their bye weekend and were able to take another 4 points from their Interior Rival.
Game 1 Nov 23:
OKR 4 - TB 1
SOG: 39 - 21
The Rockets started game one like they were shot out of a cannon with Cam Hicklin scoring 12 seconds after the opening faceoff. The Blazers would respond well and bring the action to the Rockets for the next 10 min but the Rockets net minder Monteith and defensive zone held strong allowing the Rockets to capitalize on their first PowerPlay of the game with a goal from Rilen Kovacevic off a nice pass from Brennan Nelson.
In the second period the play was wide open with lots of back and fourth action. Quinn Paterson would score the loan goal with assists going to Jugnauth and (AP)Remy Spooner
In the third period the rough play and subsequent penalties would pick up and the Blazers would finally solve Monteith on a nice back door pass on the Blazers 5v3. Shortly after with 10 min to play the Rockets Teague Patton would convert on a 5v4 Power play of their own to seal the deal.
Game 2 Nov 24:
OKR 3 - TB 2 OT/W
The Game would start 45 min late due to a sheet of glass breaking during warm up. Big Thanks to Blazers assistant GM for ensuring the replacement was installed in a timely manner.
In the first period the score would remain tied after the Rockets out shot the Blazers 20-3 Rockets first would come 11 min into the game on a strike from Steel Quiring. Blazers would tie it up mins later on a nice pass on the Powerplay back door.
The second period would go to the Blazers and give the Blazers a 2-1 lead going into the third. Rockets still out paced the Blazers on the shot clock but Blazers Grant held strong shots 13OKR 5TB.
The third period would see the Rockets tie it up 2-2 on a nice Breakaway and passing play finished by Steel Quiring for his second of the game. Rockets Monteith was solid between the pipes in the third, giving up nothing with shots 9 OKR 8 TB.
In overtime it was all Rockets controlling the play but took till half way through the 5 mins frame for Teague Patton to cut to the net and slide home his 7th of the year.
With the Rockets win the Rockets remain in sole possession of first place with a Record of 15W 1L 1T 1 OTL and 32points and two games in hand over second place Hawks who have 30 points on the season.
Rockets Take on last years regular season Champions in their final meeting of the regular season and rematch of last years second round match up.