Kelowna Rockets forward Steven Fiust (centre) tries to screen Vernon Vipers goalie Austin Goss during Okanagan tier 1 midget hockey action Sunday in Vernon.

Kelowna Rockets forward Steven Fiust (centre) tries to screen Vernon Vipers goalie Austin Goss during Okanagan tier 1 midget hockey action Sunday in Vernon.

Tier 1 midget Rockets off to 3-0 start

Kelowna wins two road games in Okanagan Mainline hockey action

  • Oct. 24, 2013 11:00 a.m.

With a lacklustre effort at a tournament in Kamloops over Thanksgiving behind them, the Kelowna Fripp Warehousing Rockets have rebounded for a solid start to the Okanagan Mainline’s regular season.

The midget tier 1 Rockets pushed their league record to 3-0 with a pair of road victories over the weekend.

On Saturday in Kamloops, the Rockets downed the Lions 3-1. Lathan McKinney, Jordan Bautista and Jeran Knorr scored the goals, while Sam Bobyn was strong in net when needed, making three timely saves when the game was still in doubt.

On Sunday, Kelowna defeated Vernon 4-2.

Bautista continued his torrid scoring pace with two goals, while Ty Cridland and Clay Stephens chipped in singles. Brady Lenardon earned the win and made a couple of big saves to help preserve the win.

This weekend, the Rockets will travel to Prince George for two games with the midget Cougars.

Kamloops tournament

The Fripp Rockets started their 2013-2014 season with a less than impressive showing in the annual Kamloops Thanksgiving Weekend tournament. Going in as reigning champs, the turned in a 1-2-1 record, not nearly good enough to get them through to the semis. Kelowna started with a 7-2 victory over Ridge Meadows as game MVP Mitch Cobbett led the way with a pair of goals, and Sam Bobyn was in net for the win.

Next up was Hollyburn and, although Kelowna outshot the Huskies 37-6 they fell 2-1 due to spectacular goaltending from the Hollyburn goalie.

Next up was Prince George, the eventual tournament winners who defeated Kelowna 3-1, with an empty net goal.

Needing a win to get to the semis, the Rockets settled for a 3-3 tie with Victoria Racquet Club. Captain Brandon Barnes was the game MVP.

 

Kelowna Capital News

Just Posted

Kelowna Fire Department. (Phil McLachlan - Capital News)
Abandonded campfire results in Kelowna bushfire

The fire was measured at 20 feet by 20 feet in size and has been deemed not suspicious in nature

The Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce will host the Valley Wide Business Expo May 4 at Predator Ridge Resort. (photo submitted)
Golf raffle helps Okanagan families score homes

Habitat for Humanity Okanagan swinging into action this summer with a new raffle

(Facebook/Kelowna Cabs)
Kelowna Cabs reaches tentative agreement with dispatchers union

The tentative agreement could help end the dispute between the taxi company and the dispatchers

sdaf
Lake Country home destroyed in large blaze, 11 dogs rescued

Fire crews are responding to 10839 Hallam Drive

Bear wanders Kelowna on June 15. (Michelle Wallace/Facebook)
Bear climbs fence, uses crosswalk in Kelowna

The bear was spotted on Baron Road Wednesday evening

Jeanette Megens
KCR: Volunteering is sharing your story

Kelowna Community Resources shares stories of its volunteers in a weekly column

An old growth cedar stands in a cut-block within the Caycuse Valley. More than 100 prominent Canadians, have signed an open letter calling for the immediate protection of all remaining old-growth forests in B.C. (Submitted)
Brian Mulroney and Greta Thunberg among 100 celebrities pushing to save B.C. old growth

List includes Indigenous leaders, scientists, authors, Oscar winners

The border crossing into the United States is seen during the COVID-19 pandemic in Lacolle, Que. on Friday, February 12, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
U.S. border restrictions to remain in place until at least July 21

Safety minister says Canada, U.S. extending restrictions on non-essential international travel

Cannabis bought in British Columbia (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

This photo of the small wildfire burning above Naramata was taken at 8 p.m. on Thursday, June 17, 2021 (Monique Tamminga Western News)
BC Wildfire on scene of small wildfire above Naramata

Smoke has been showing since earlier in the day

Students in the Grade 10 entrepreneurship program at Summerland Unisus School have completed a cookbook with international recipes. (Contributed)
Summerland students create virtual international cookbook

Entrepreneurship program at Summerland Unisus School uses virtual cookbook as fundraiser

Hundreds of people, young and old, joined the three-day Walking Our Spirits Home procession, honouring residential school survivors, those who never made it home and all those affected by the institutions. Here people walk the third portion on June 13. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)
Walking Our Spirits Home from Kamloops provides path to healing

First Nations in and beyond Secwépemc territory join in to honour residential school survivors

Himalayan Life helped finance the construction of Nepal’s Yangri Academic Centre and dormitories after a 2015 earthquake devastated the valley, killing more than 9,000 people. (Screen grab/Peter Schaeublin)
B.C. charity founder pledges to rebuild Nepalese school swept away by flash floods

6 years after a catastrophic earthquake killed more than 9,000 people, Nepal gets hit again

Most Read