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Midget Rockets and Vipers headed for third game

Kelowna Rockets netminder Brady Lenardon turns aside a Vernon scoring chance in Okanagan Mainline midget tier 1 playoff action Saturday at Memorial Arena. - Douglas Farrow/Contributor
Kelowna Rockets netminder Brady Lenardon turns aside a Vernon scoring chance in Okanagan Mainline midget tier 1 playoff action Saturday at Memorial Arena.
— image credit: Douglas Farrow/Contributor

The Kelowna Fripp Rockets and Vernon Vipers will go to a third and deciding game to determine an Okanagan Mainline midget tier 1 champion for 2014.

The Rockets and Vipers will meet in Game 3 this Sunday, March 2 at Memorial Arena in a 5:15 p.m. start.

Kelowna opened the series at home last Saturday with a 4-2 win at Memorial Arena. Brandon Barnes led the attack with a goal and two assists, while Steven Fiust added three helpers.

The Vipers came back to tie the series at one game each with a 2-1 win Sunday in Vernon.

Kelowna controlled much of the play but watched Vernon notch the game winner with just 26 seconds remaining in the third period.

"We had control of the game but just couldn't score," said head coach Eric Blais. "Vernon played well, but we just weren't sharp. We weren't very composed and I haven't seen that from the guys all year."

The Rockets are the defending Okanagan and B.C. champs.

Peewee tier 1

The Kelowna peewee tier 1 Rockets are a win way from locking up the Okanagan Mainline championship.

The Rockets will visit Kamloops Friday night at MacArthur Island Sports Centre in Game 2 of the best-of-three league final.

Kelowna opened up the series with a convincing 8-0 victory over Kamloops last Sunday at Memorial Arena.

Noah Lindsay and Colby Elmer scored two goals apiece in the win, while Jackson Van de Leest added three assists.

Cole Schwebius posted the shutout in the Rockets net.

 

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