Rested, healthy and icing a full lineup for the first time this season, the Rockets scored 16 times in posting a pair of convincing wins over the Vancouver North East Chiefs
In their first league play in a month, Brendan Boyle and Tanner Brown scored twice each on Saturday as the Rockets opened with a 6-3 win at the Capital News Centre.
On Sunday, Jack Finley scored a hat trick as Okanagan (13-9-3-1) completed the weekend sweep with a 10-2 rout of the Chiefs.
Captain Mitchell Gove scored twice and Rayman Bassi had a goal and three assists for the Rockets who pushed their BCMML unbeaten streak to seven games (5-0-2).
Cole Schwebius earned both wins in the Rockets’ net.
“Being our first weekend of games back after a long break I was generally happy with our play, with still some work to do in our game structure,” said Rockets’ head coach Eric Blais. “But I was really pleased with our offensive attack and our ability to finish this weekend.
“Hopefully we stay healthy and are able to keep improving our goal scoring.”
The Rockets hosted all 11 MML teams and the Everett Silvertips U18 team during the annual Showcase weekend, with the Vancouver Northwest Giants and Fraser Valley Thunderbirds also earning sweeps.
After the holiday break, all 12 MML teams were back in action over the weekend at the MML Showcase in Kelowna. Special thanks to the @OkanaganRockets for hosting.
— Major Midget League (@BCHockey_MML) January 15, 2018
The last defeat for the Rockets team was Dec. 2 in Prince George to the Cariboo Cougars.
After a bye week, Okanagan returns to action Jan. 27 and 28 in Trail with two games against the Kootenay Ice.
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