Rockets win female hockey championship

The Thompson Okanagan Female Midget AAA Rockets won in the final best of three round of playoffs on Sunday vs Kootenay Wildcats to claim the 2010-2011 Female Midget AAA Championship.  

The Rockets came out a bit slow in Game 1 on Friday and the end score was score was 3-1 for Wildcats. 

The Rockets’ goal was from Emily Gervais with the assist by Shylah Gibb and 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.  

The first Rockets’ goal was by Maggie Shykula Ross with the assist Kelsey Freudenberger. The next goal was by Mackenzie Barrie, assisted by Kelsey Freudenberger and Gibb. The third goal was by Freudenberger, assisted by Samm Fieseler and Schaupmeyer.  

Game 3 on Sunday was a winner-take-all situation.  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 aggresively 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 assisted by Colby Williams and Fieseler, Williams assisted by Barrie and Emily Gervais and Gervais assisted by Shylah and Cora Sutton.

The team now heads to Edmonton for the Pacific Midget Championships.  

The winner of this will proceed to the Esso Nationals April 17 to 23.