Okanagan Rockets get split with Cougars

Kelowna-based major midget team bounces back after loss in opener in Prince George

After a narrow loss on Saturday in Prince George, the Okanagan Rockets were determined not to come home empty-handed.

The Rockets scored a convincing victory on Sunday over the Cariboo Cougars to earn a split of their B.C. Major Midget League weekend series.

The result leaves the Rockets (12-7-1) and Cougars (11-6-3) tied for third spot in the BCMML.

In the opener, Liam Hughes was solid making 31 saves in the Rockets net in a 2-1 loss to the Cougars. Alec Zawatsky scored the lone goal for Okanagan.

On Sunday, the Rockets turned the tables with a 6-1 win. Lucas Cullen scored his first two goals of the season for Okanagan, including a shorthanded marker and the game winner.

Eli Zummack, Matt Kowalski, Chase Stevenson and Hayden Dick also tallied for the Rockets.

Cole Demers, who made 27 saves, had his shutout bid broken in the third period.

The Rockets head back on the road this weekend as they head to Nanaimo for games Saturday and Sunday against the North Island Silvertips.

Okanagan’s next home action is Dec. 12 and 13 against the South Island Royals.


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