OK Rockets open season with split

Kelowna's major midget hockey team bounces back after Saturday loss to NE Chiefs

The Okanagan Rockets faced off the B.C. Major Midget League’s 2015-16 season on home ice with a split against the defending champs.

On Saturday at the Capital News Centre, the Rockets dropped a 4-2 decision to the Northeast Chiefs, who put the game away with a three-goal third period.

Eli Zummack and Ben Dietrich-Scammell scored the Okanagan goals in the opening period, while Liam Hughes stopped 34 shots in the Rockets net.

On Sunday, the Rockets showed their resilience with a 4-0 victory over the Chiefs.

Cole Demers was solid throughout in the Okanagan net making 28 saves for the shutout.

The Rockets ripped the game open with a three-goal second period. Ethan Trampuh, Matt Kowalski and Coleton Bilodeau each scored the first BCMML goals to make it 3-0.

Dietrich-Scammell added a shorthanded breakaway marker in the third period to round out the scoring.

The Rockets will head out on the road this weekend for the first of two BCMML Showcase events.

Okanagan will face the Fraser Valley Thunderbirds Saturday at 2:15 p.m. and Sunday at 11 a.m. at the Richmond Oval.

The Rockets next home action is Oct. 3 and 4 at CNC against the Vancouver Northwest Giants.


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