The Okanagan Rockets gave up a little more ground in the battle for the sixth and final playoff spot in the B.C. Major Midget League after losing a pair of games to the Cariboo Cougars over the weekend in Prince George.
The Okanagan Rockets (12-17-3) now sit in eighth spot, six points back of the sixth-place Vancouver Northeast Chiefs and a point behind the North Island Silvertips.
On Saturday, the slow-starting Rockets gave up five first period goals en route to a 6-3 loss to the Cougars. Mitchell Cook, Mat Lambert and Alex Gillies scored for Okanagan.
On Sunday, the Rockets had an early 2-0 lead but went on to drop a 4-2 decision to Cariboo.
In that game, Matt Hill and Mitchell Cook scored for the Rockets.
Okanagan returns to action this weekend when they host the South Island Thunderbirds Saturday and Sunday at the Capital News Centre.
The Thompson Okanagan Rockets swept two games from the Kootenay Wildcats to remain firmly atop the B.C. Female Midget AAA League standings.
On Saturday in Nelson, Tara Bouvette posted the shutout in a 4-0 Rockets win.
Kelsey Freudenberger scored twice and added an assist, while Bre Frasca added a goal and two assists to her stats.
On Sunday, Fruedenberger had a repeat effort with two goals and an assist in a 5-3 win over Kootenay.
Steph Schaupmeyer, Janessa Jenkins and Bre Frasca also scored in the win.
The Rockets (17-3-1) return to league play Feb. 26 in Prince George against the Cougars.