Rockets traveled to Prince George this past weekend and returned tournament champions. After rolling through the round robin with a perfect record the Jr. Rockets were unstoppable in the final as they dominated South Delta and earned a tournament clinching victory. Kelowna opened the tournament with a tie against The Vancouver Thunderbirds before coming out strong and posting an victory over South Delta.
The BC Hockey Major Midget League team, comprised of elite year-olds from the Surrey, Semiahmoo, Cloverdale and Langley minor hockey associations, clinched a third-place finish Saturday with a victory over the fourth-place Vancouver Chiefs. On Sunday, they won their 25th game of the season by ripping the Chiefs Valley West has now matched their best-ever finish and win total. Valley West did all their scoring Saturday in the first half of the game, with Davis Koch scoring once while shorthanded and assisted on the other two Hawks goals. While the Hawks had nothing to play for Sunday, the Chiefs were still trying to nail down fourth place and home ice advantage for the playoffs. But it was Valley West dominating play from the start. He now leads the MML in goal scoring, with 35 in as many games played.
The Langley midget A3 Eagles had no problems filling the net as they soared to the gold medal at a hockey tournament at the Mission Leisure Centre. The Eagles went , averaging more than six goals a game, as they cruised to top spot at the post-Christmas tournament. Justin Butler also netted a hat trick in the championship final and earned player of the game honours. Nathan Wolfe was named player of the game in that contest. And the Eagles finished atop the pool — and earned a spot straight in the finals — after downing the Seattle Sno-King A1 behind some stellar goaltending from player of the game Mark Balcita.