It was a game effort against the league’s No.1 team, but not quite good enough to keep the Okanagan Rockets in the playoff hunt.
The Rockets picked up a tie and a loss against the Vancouver Northwest Giants in BCMML action over the weekend at CNC as they were officially eliminated from post-season contention.
At the same time, the Vancouver Northeast Chiefs were clinching sixth place with two wins over the Thompson Blazers, officially leaving Okanagan on the outside looking in.
On Saturday, Jordan Burns and Mitchell Cook scored as the Rockets and Giants tied 2-2. The Rockets held Giants sniper and league-leading scorer Alex Kerfoot to just one assist.
However, Kerfoot erupted on Sunday with a goal and three assists in a 6-4 Giants win. Kerfoot surpassed Jordan Weal’s single season record point total in the process and now has 104 points on the season.
Alex Gillies scored his team-leading 17th goal of the season for the Rockets.
Jedd Soleway, T.J. Dumonceaux and Josh Ellis rounded out Kelowna’s scoring.
Okanagan (14-19-5) will close out the 2010-11 season this weekend on the road against the Fraser Valley Bruins.