OK Rockets take 3 points from Thunderbirds

Kelowna's BCMML team unbeaten in three games, returns home this weekend

  • Tue Sep 29th, 2015 4:00pm
  • Sports

Since losing their season opener, the Okanagan Rockets have proven tough to beat in B.C. Major Midget League play.

At the league’s annual showcase weekend at the Richmond Oval, the Rockets picked up three of a possible four points, with a win and tie against the Fraser Valley Thunderbirds.

Okanagan (2-1-1) is now unbeaten in its last three games.

On Saturday, the Rockets scored three times in the last 12:41 to earn a 4-4 draw with the T’Birds.

On Sunday, another strong three-goal third period—including two from Alec Zawatzky— pushed the Rockets to a 6-3 victory.

Jordan Todd scored for the second game in a row, while Shawn Guison connected for the game winning goal, his first in the BCMML.

Matt Kowalski had a big weekend for the Rockets with two goals and four assists, figuring in six of his team’s 10 goals.

Zawatsky finished with three goals, while Todd tallied in both games.

The Rockets return home this weekend to face one of their longtime rivals, the Vancouver Northwest Giants. Face off Saturday at the Capital News Centre is 3 p.m., followed by 10 a.m. Sunday.