Rockets win female title

The Thompson Okanagan Female Midget AAA Rockets are 2010/11 champions after they defeated the Kootenay Wildcats 2-1 in a best-of-three series.

The Thompson Okanagan Female Midget AAA Rockets are 2010/11 champions after they defeated the Kootenay Wildcats 2-1 in a best-of-three series.

The Rockets retrieved the title in game three with a 3-2 win. With the seats packed, the Rockets finished the first period with a 2-1 lead, which left the arena roaring. The first two goals were scored by Bre Frasca and Colby Williams. The Wildcats evened the score at two in the second period and it remained tied until midway through the third period, when Emily Gervais potted the winner for the Rockets. They played aggressively the rest of the way to protect their lead. All assists were by the following players: Williams, Sam Fieseler, MacKenzie Barrie, Gervais, Shylah Gibb and Cora Sutton.

Before the final contest, the Wildcats won the opening game 3-1 and the Rockets won game two 3-2.

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 which allows a shot at attending the Esso Nationals April 17 to 23.