Okanagan Rockets drop back in BCMML standings

Team earns a single point for tie after losing big lead

  • Tue Nov 22nd, 2011 8:00am
  • Sports

Okanagan Rockets forward Parker Bowles battles with a Vancouver player during major midget action in Kelowna this weekend.

The Okanagan Rockets saw an eight game unbeaten streak come to a crashing  end on the weekend as the Vancouver Northeast Chiefs came into Kelowna and skated away with a win and a tie in B.C. Major Midget League action.

The Chiefs defeated the Rockets 6-2 on Sunday, scoring the game’s last five goals after coming from behind on Saturday to tie the Rockets 5-5.

The weekend saw the Rockets earn just a single point and fall back in the BCMML standings

“Things are so tight at the top, you just can’t afford to have a weekend like this” said general manager David Michaud. “Especially considering the circumstances around the tie on Saturday and the fact that we had two leads in this contest today. We simply have to be better in all facets of our game if we plan on establishing ourselves as one of the elite teams in this league.”

On Saturday the Rockets led 4-1 after the second period at the Capital News Centre before watching Vancouver come all the way back to tie the game lead after 40 minutes crumble away into yet another 5-5 tie.

The Rockets now have an overall record of 7-5-4 on the season, good for 18 points and 5th place in the MML standings.

Goal scorers on Sunday were Harlan Orr and Mitchell Cook while Harrison Whitlock stopped 26 of 32 in suffering his 2nd loss of the season.

Up next for the Rockets is a trip to the Burnaby Winter Club and a date with the three time defending league champions, the Vancouver NW Giants.