Second tourney win for Kelowna girls

Rockets peewee A female team takes gold in Kamloops

  • Wed Nov 23rd, 2016 8:00pm
  • Sports

The Kelowna Rockets female A team won the Kamloops peewee girls tournament last weekend.

Make it two tournament wins this season for the Kelowna peewee A Rockets female hockey team.

The Kelowna girls went undefeated last weekend in Kamloops, playing against opposition from around B.C.

“The girls deserved the gold,” Rockets head coach Kevin England said of his team. “They moved the puck beautifully and played a smart disciplined game over the three days.”

In the final game, Kelowna scored first and never looked back against the South Island Royals with a 5-3 victory.

In the final game Sunday against the South Island Royals, the Rockets came out fast, took the lead in the opening period and never trailed.

The Royals battled back in the third period to make it 4-3, before Kelowna sealed the game with an empty netter in the last two minutes of play to clinch the win.

“The third period was pretty intense,” said assistant coach Tanya Leone, “but our players didn’t retaliate after some rough play and focused on putting the puck in the net. We’re really proud of our team.”

The Rockets will be shooting for some more hardware in February when they travel to Surrey for a tournament.

Kelowna’s first tournament win came last month at their home tournament.