The Rockets came out a bit slow in Game 1 on Friday and the end score was score was 3 – 1 for Wildcats. Rockets goal was from Emily Gervais – assist Shylah Gibb, Stephanie Schaupmeyer. This set up a do or die situation for Saturday’s game.
The Rockets regrouped during the day and came out strong in Game 2 on Saturday and defeated the Wildcats by a score of 3-2. Rockets Goal – Maggie Shykula Ross – assist Kelsey Freudenberger, Goal 2 – Mackenzie Barrie, assist Kelsey Freudenberger, Shylah Gibb, Goal 3 – Kelsey Freudenberger, assist Samm Fieseler, Steph Schaupmeyer.
Game 3 on Sunday was a winner take all situation. A large crowd was on hand to watch a very exciting game. The Rockets took the lead and at the end of the first period the score was 2 – 1 for the Rockets. A goal from the Wildcats tied the game and it was 2-2 heading into the third period. The Rockets scored in the eventual game winner part way through the third period and then aggressively played the rest of the game to keep the Wildcats out of their zone and were victorious to win the BC FMAAA 2010-2011 Provincial Championship.
Scoring for the Rockets was Bre Frasca, assist Colby Williams, Sam Fieseler, Goal 2 – Colby Williams, assist Mackenzie Barrie, Emily Gervais, Goal 3 – Emily Gervais, assist Shylah Gibb and Cora Sutton.
The Rockets team consists of players and staff from Penticton, Princeton, Summerland, Westside, Kelowna, Lake Country, Vernon, Salmon Arm and Kamloops. The team now heads to Edmonton for the Pacific Midget Championships. The winner of this will proceed to the Esso Nationals 17 – 23 April.