Ok Rockets stay in the race

The Okanagan Rockets most lopsided win of the season has kept them firmly in the race for the sixth and final playoff spot in the B.C. Major Midget League.

The Rockets blitzed the South Island Thunderbirds 8-1 Sunday at the Capital News Centre and are now three points back of the sixth place Vancouver North East Chiefs.

The North Island Silvertips are seventh, two points up on the Rockets.

On Sunday, the line of Jedd Soleway, Alex Gillies, and Mitchell Cook combined for five goals and a pair of assists. Soleway and Gillies each scored twice, while Cook, T.J. Dumonceaux, David London and Matt Hill each scored singles. Connor DeMelo earned his fifth win of the season in goal with 20 saves.

The Rockets picked up a point on Saturday in a 5-5 tie with South Island.

Soleway and Cook each had a goal and two assists, while Gillies notched a goal and an assist as the unit combined for eight goals goals and seven assists in two games. Also scoring for the Rockets were Dallas Barker and Dumonceaux.

A big weekend with playoff implications awaits the Rockets as they travel to Maple Ridge for two games with the sixth-place Chiefs.

Okanagan has six games remaining in the regular season.

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