Ok Rockets still on top

Kelowna-based midget team sweeps Blazers in BCMML action

Liam Finley and the Okanagan Rockets remain atop the B.C. Major Midget League standings.

Liam Finley and the Okanagan Rockets remain atop the B.C. Major Midget League standings.

The Okanagan Rockets maintained their grip on top spot in the B.C. Major Midget League with a two-game, weekend sweep of the struggling Thompson Blazers.

On Saturday in Chase, veteran blue liner Alex Gran had a goal and two assists in a 5-0 Rockets win.

Graham Millar, who missed a month with mononucleosis got back on track in a big way with two goals and an assist. Liam Finlay and Brett Mennear rounded out the scoring, while Reid Kilburn earned his second shutout of the fall.

On Sunday in Kelowna, captain Brendan Wagner scored his team-leading 11th goal of the season as the Rockets won 4-1 over the Blazers.

Mennear, Carter Hikichi and Spencer Hewson, while Josh Blanchard had a pair of assists for his fifth mulit point game of the season.

Kilburn’s bid for another shutout was snuffed out 4:34 into third period, but boosted his record to a perfect 5-0-0 on the season.

The Rockets (8-1-1) lead the Cariboo Cougars by one point for top spot in the BCMML.

“I’m pleased with where our club is at right now,” said Rockets general manager David Michaud. “The thing I continue to like about our group is our team maturity, they don’t seem to get very high on themselves which is what we preach. This group knows that 10 games doesn’t make a season, and we also know we have a tough stretch coming up after our bye weekend.”

The Rockets will return to action Nov. 3 and 4 when they host the Cougars at CNC.

 

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