The Okanagan Rockets were agonizingly close in both games against the Vancouver North West Giants.
In the end, the Rockets were eliminated in straight games by the Giants in the best-of-three B.C. Major Midget League quarterfinal series.
I would like to thank the @OkanaganRockets and @CoachBlais for a great two years. I can truly say the two years I have played under them made me the player I am now. They gave me a great chance and believed in me always. Can’t thank them enough. Great organization #rocketstrong
— Mitchell (@_mitchellgove_) March 18, 2018
In the series opener Saturday at CNC in Kelowna, the teams went to overtime before the Giants prevailed 5-4. Christian Buono netted the winner with 6:37 left in the first overtime period.
Brandon Della Paolera, Nolan Corrado, Brendan Boyle and Ethan Schaeffer scored for Okanagan.
On Sunday, the Giants clinched the series with another one-goal win, 4-3. Della Paolera scored twice for Okanagan, while Tanner Brown had the other.
Cole Schwebius played both games in goal for the Rockets.
The Rockets (21-13-3-3) finished fourth in the BCMML during the regular season.
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