In BC Major Midget League action

Okanagan Rockets melt Kootenay Ice

The Okanagan Rockets went to 7-1 this season with a pair of victories over the Kootenay Ice in BC Major Midget Hockey.

  • Oct. 26, 2016 11:00 a.m.

The Major Midget Kootenay Ice dropped two matches to the high-powered Okanagan Rockets at the Cominco Arena on the weekend.

The Rockets improved their record to 7-1-0 in the BC Major Midget League after 6-2 and 6-1 wins over the 3-7-0 Ice. Six different scorers lifted the visitors to victory on Sunday with goals from Wyatt Head, Max Kryski, Mitchell Gove, Chase Stevenson, Garret Watson, and Coleton Bilodeau, while Simon Nemethy replied for the Ice.

In Saturday’s match up, the Ice trailed just 3-2 heading into the third period, but three Rocket goals in the final frame iced it for the Okanagan team.

Tanner Bahm opened the scoring for the Rockets two minutes into the first and Brandon Della Paolera made it 2-0 at 9:19. The Ice replied when D.J. Horne completed a play from Conner Seib and Christian Macasso to draw Kootenay to within one. However, Stevenson made it 3-1 just 98 seconds later.

The Ice held the Rockets scoreless in the second period and Castlegar’s Aiden Jenner converted a Erik Delaire pass to make it 3-2, but that was as close as the Ice would get. Rayman Bassi, Stevenson, and Dylan Prpich completed the scoring for Okanagan.

The Ice have a weekend off before hitting the road for a pair of games against the 2-8-0 North Island Silvertips in Nanaimo on Nov. 5-6.

The female Midget AAA Kootenay Wild were off this past weekend and are in Campbell River this coming weekend for three games against the Vancouver Island Seals.

 

Just Posted

Police seek witnesses to fatal weekend accident

Wayne Kernachan was struck by a vehicle while responding to an accident

Pedestrian killed on Highway 22 Saturday evening

Police say 51-year-old man died after being hit by car

UPDATE: DriveBC says highway re-opened after accident

Highway 22 closed for seven hours on Saturday

Forestry workers set to begin job action in Kootenays

Operations in Castlegar, Cranbrook, Galloway, Elko, Radium, Golden may see job action this week.

Métis Flag flies in Trail on Louis Riel Day

Area students, officials and public attend flag raising at Trail City Hall

Six students arrested, charged in sex assault probe at Toronto all-boys school

The school’s principal, Greg Reeves, described the video of the alleged sexual assault as ‘horrific’

Langley school pulls Japanese ‘rising sun’ flag after student petition

School district promises consultation with students and parents, defends using flag for war history

Calgary bobsled death inquiry recommends infrared technology, safety audits

A judge found the deaths of 17-year-old twins Evan and Jordan Caldwell were accidental and caused by blunt-force head and neck trauma

First ski hill in B.C. opened this weekend

Sun Peaks, near Kamloops, was the first ski hill in the province to open for season

$50k fine and community service for Vancouver Island tax evader

David Gonyea was given a nine-month conditional sentence

B.C. fire chief learns from California fires

Chief Travis Whiting and Kelowna Fire Department learn from the devasting U.S. fires

1st Indigenous woman to start Canadian airline looks to B.C.’s remote regions

Teara Fraser is the first Indigenous woman in Canada to start her own airline, called Iskwew Air

Prosecutors appeal B.C. cops’ acquittal of sex assault charges in Cuba

Port Moody’ Const. Jordan Long and Vancouver’s Const. Mark Simms were acquitted last week

Most Read