Okanagan Rockets host Cougars to wrap regular season

B.C. Major Midget League rivals both on their way to the playoffs

The Okanagan Rockets hope to set the tone for the playoffs when they host the Cariboo Cougars this weekend in the final games of the B.C. Major Midget League regular season.

The Rockets and Cougars will face off on Saturday at 3 p.m. and Sunday at 10 a.m. at the Capital News Centre.

With a record of 23-10-5—and three points behind the third-place Vancouver Northwest Giants—the Rockets will finish no worse than fourth in the league standings.

The Cougars (27-8-3) are currently second in the BCMML, three points ahead of the Giants.

Okanagan is coming off a convincing two-game sweep of the Thompson Blazers over the weekend in Kamloops.

On Saturday, the Rockets threw 63 shots at the Blazers net in a 3-1 victory.

Zach Erhardt, Hayden Dick and Jacob Bourchier tallied for the winners, while Cole Demers stopped 11 shots for his 18th win in net.

On Sunday, the Rockets outshot Thompson 66-8 en route to an 8-1 win.

Eli Zummack connected for a hat-trick, Chase Stevenson and Erhardt each scored twice, while Hayden Courtney added the single.

Nik Bregeda, making his first BCMML start stopped seven shots for the win.



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