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OK Rockets grab bronze at Telus Cup

By Contributor
April 28th, 2014

The Okanagan Rockets captured the Bronze Medal at the 2014 TELUS Cup with a 3-2 overtime win over the Toronto Young Nationals.  The 2014 TELUS Cup was held in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan from April 21-27, 2014.  The Rockets fell to Prince Albert 6-3 in the semi-finals and failed to advance to the Gold Medal Game.
After a scoreless opening period, the Nationals jumped out to the 2-0 lead in the second period.  Entering the final period of their season, the Rockets were able to claw back into the game with goals from Linden Hora and Liam Finaly.  With the scored tied at two (2), overtime was needed. 

Early in the overtime frame, Hora scored his second of the game to give his squad the 3-2.
The Okanagan Rockets defeated the reigning National Champions, the Red Deer Optimist Chiefs, in the Pacific Midget Regional Championship to advance to their first ever TELUS Cup appearance.
The BC Hockey Major Midget League, which includes the Kootenay Ice, was established in 2004 to provide elite level 15, 16 and 17 year olds an opportunity to play within their own age group at a high level and be developed for the next level of hockey.

These teams have an opportunity each year to compete for the National Midget Championship.

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