The Okanagan Rockets major midget hockey club is heading to Nanaimo this weekend to take on the undefeated North Island Silvertips for a pair of BCMML games.
After the first weekend of play, the Rockets are a single point behind the Silvertips in the BCMML standings. The two teams split their four game seasonal series last year with each club earning a win at home and on the road. The Rockets are led in scoring by Vernon’s Spencer Hewson who netted three goals and one assist in the season opening weekend against the Chiefs.
Last Weekend the Rockets proved they could score as they notched 11 goals in two games against the Vancouver NE Chiefs. The Silvertips meanwhile walked into Kootenay’s rink and took care of business against the Ice with wins of 5-1 and 10-2.
The Silvertips can boast three of the league’s top five scorers after the opening weekend. Patrick Bajkov (4-2-6), Kyle MacDonald (0-5-5), and Curtis McCarrick (2-3-5) all are off to hot starts. The Rockets Hewson is seventh in MML scoring with four points.
Both teams also sport plenty of newcomers to the BCMML. The Rockets have 12 news players in the their line-up while the Silvertips have 14.
The Rockets were 9-5-5 away from the Capital News Centre in the 2011-2012 Season. The Silvertips were 10-8-2 on home ice…The Rockets return home to the Capital News Centre as they host former Rockets goalie Harrison Whitlock and the Kootenay Ice next weekend….The Rockets regular game times at CNC are Saturdays at 3 p.m. and Sundays at 10 a.m.