The Kelowna Fripps Warehousing Rockets took out Kamloops in straight games in the Okanagan Mainline midget tier 1 final.

Fripp Rockets to defend B.C. title

Kelowna wins Okanagan Mainline midget final 2-0 over Kamloops

The Kelowna Fripp Warehousing Rockets will be pursuing their fourth consecutive B.C. Hockey midget tier 1 hockey title later this month in Comox.

The Rockets booked a spot at provincials by clinching another Okanagan Mainline title last weekend.

Kelowna swept the best-of-three league final in straight games with a 3-0 win on Saturday in Kamloops.

Thomas Pattison, Jefferey Karpowich and Rayman Bassi scored the goals, while Ethan Hunt recorded the shutout as the Rockets outshot Kamloops 54-22.

“Our defence was the key to each win with allowed us opportunities to score,” said Rockets coach Lee Hamilton. “Our aggressiveness in the offensive zone allowed us to dictate the play.”

Hamilton’s Rockets will vie for the B.C. championship March 13 to 18 in Comox Valley.

“We’re going with the expectation of returning with a banner,” Hamilton said. “When the season started we all agreed that this was the goal….not ‘hoping’ to make it to the final but winning.  The team has improved in all aspects of the game and gaining confidence with each stride taken.”

Meanwhile, the Kelowna bantam A girls defeated Kamloops in straight games to win the Okanagan Mainline title last weekend.

The Rockets will be in Kamloops for provincials March 27 to 30.


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