Okanagan Rockets to be tested in P.G.

B.C. Major Midget League defending champs coming off sweep of Blazers will visit first-place Cariboo Cougars

They’ve been road warriors so far this B.C. Major Midget League season but the Okanagan Rockets will face their stiffest test of the season this weekend in Prince George.

The Rockets have yet to lose on the road this BCMML season heading into a two game weekend against the Cariboo Cougars in Prince George in what is shaping up to be a battle of two of the top teams in the BCMML.

The Rockets improved to 13-4-1 on the season on the weekend with a pair of wins over the Thompson Blazers and now sit just four points behind the first place Cougars.

On Sunday at the Capital News Centre, the Rockets completed a two game sweep of Thompson and continued its dominance of their Thompson-Okanagan rivals with a 3-1 win.

The Rockets got goals from Carter Rhine (4th), Sam Binfet (9th), and Brett Witala (9th) in the win.

Jordan Reynolds was far busier than teammate Cole Demers was on Saturday as he turned aside 22 of the 23 shots the Blazers directed his way. The victory improves Reynolds overall record to 8-2-0 on the season with a  2.30 GAA and a .911 save percentage. His eight wins also leads the BCMML.

Aris Anagnostopoulos, a Kelowna resident who was a late cut of the Rockets before catching on with the Blazers took the loss in goal. Anagnostopoulos (0-12-1) was solid for the Blazers making 33 saves and keeping his club in the contest.

The Rockets beat the Blazers 5-2 on Saturday.

The wins were the fourth and fifth straight over the Blazers after sweeping the season series last season. The CNC has never been kind to the Blazers as they have yet to post a win in the building since the league began keeping scores in 2006. The Rockets now hold a record of 16-0-1 at the CNC and 30-1-3 overall against the Blazers.



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